Fans of the Netflix Marvel shows will need to set aside some time to binge each season as time is running out to do so. A new report from Entertainment Weekly has confirmed what many were beginning to suspect was true: each of the series involved with The Defenders will be getting delisted from Netflix on March 1, 2022.
In the last week or so, fans started to notice a disclaimer attached to the start of Jessica Jones, Daredevil, The Punisher, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist stating, “This show is available until March 1st.” With no official notice from Netflix or Disney, it could have just been a fluke. Sadly, reality is a bit crueler than we often give it credit for.
With questions mounting, EW reached out to Disney to get the awful truth. The Netflix Marvel shows will officially be finished at the end of this month. That normally wouldn’t be a problem, but with no home release in the US, fans will either have to resort to pirating the series or grabbing an international version to rewatch them. There’s a chance each show could wind up on Disney+ or Hulu, but Disney and Marvel may have other plans.
It should be no surprise at this point, but both Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio have appeared in the MCU proper. Cox reprised his role as Matt Murdoch for Spider-Man: No Way Home while D’Onofrio reprised his role in Hawkeye. Their appearance in the MCU late last year even shot up the popularity of Daredevil on Netflix temporarily. Fans clearly want more.
I’m not sure that anyone would care if Iron Fist remained MIA, but these actors could (and should) enter the MCU with renewed takes on these series. If nothing else, work out the kinks and get the Netflix Marvel shows streaming again.