Surprising basically no one, Disney and Marvel have announced that its slate of previously Netflix-only shows will be heading to Disney+ on March 16, 2022. Spotted by Netflix users a few weeks back, shows such as Jessica Jones, Daredevil, and The Punisher had a notice that read, “This show is available until March 1st.” With the first finally upon us, Disney wasted no time in confirming where these shows would wind up.
The countdown is on. Marvel's Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Punisher, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. start streaming March 16 on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/sfoT61XilS
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) March 1, 2022
In the original post, I stated that Disney and Marvel should work out any licensing issues and get the shows streaming again. While I knew it would be inevitable, I didn’t realize it would happen within a few weeks of them being delisted. What’s a nice surprise in all of this is that Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is now available to stream from Disney+.
What hasn’t been confirmed is whether or not these shows are canon to the MCU as a whole. We’ve already seen Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio show up in canonical material, but Disney and Marvel haven’t confirmed the status of these programs. I suppose being on Disney+ makes them pretty official, but we won’t know until Kevin Feige gives us a concrete answer.
At any rate, if you were meaning to catch up on Daredevil or wanted to torture yourself with Iron Fist, you’ll be able to resume doing so in the coming weeks.