Last week, Iron Fist was canned on the same day Season 3 of Daredevil debuted. The Marvel show, one of four making up The Defenders with Daredevil, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones, had just finished a promising second season and had plenty of work done with its third. Apparently this led to calls for changes in the creative head of the show, which split Netflix and Marvel along irreconcilable lines - for Luke Cage at least.
Colter posted a photo with his daughter to Twitter and wrote, "I am forever grateful to Marvel and Netflix for letting me portray such a prolific character, and I thank you incredible fans".
Axing Luke Cage, however, was a total surprise. Born this week. A lot of great memories. Antonique Smith, who starred as Detective Nandi Tyler in Luke Cage, added, "She's lovely!"
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Luke Cage saw the steepest decline in social media buzz, managing more than 300K mentions ahead of its release of the first season.
Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker seemed to have been caught off guard by the news.
"So wait... First they cancel Iron Fist after a massive improvement". I swear to God, we'd better hear something about a Heroes for Hire series like, YESTERDAY. Recently Mike Colter, the actor who plays Luke Cage took to voice his frustration on Twitter, which ended with Luke Cage himself rising up in Harlem. The outlet notes that things went "distinctly south" around Wednesday, October 17 - just 48 hours before the streamer canceled the show.
In Marvel comics, each district of New York City is defended by a different hero-a pattern that the Marvel Cinematic Universe copies. Unnamed sources have relayed that "creative differences" over the developed scripts and the "inability" for Marvel and Netflix to resolve their apparently intense disagreements and arrive at a solution that would benefit both parties moving forward created the ideal storm for the Luke Cage cancellation.