Is Marvel’s era on Netflix ending? In a rather curious observation, many are reporting that the original Netflix shows based on Marvel properties, such as Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and more are seemingly going to leave the platform by the end of the month. Some eagle-eyed viewers noticed that when they start a new episode it includes a “The show is available until” marker in the top left corner. It seems that the series might be leaving the service soon.
However, there have been different dates noted such as the 1st of March and our own test including the 28th of February. As such, there’s a chance it might be a bug but its inclusion only on the Marvel shows is curious. Here’s a screenshot when we checked out an episode of Daredevil on the German/Austrian account that includes the February date. the only oddity was how it popped up briefly and quickly vanished.
@BRMarvel also shared screenshots that were shared from Europe and Latin America further hinting that the series won’t be available in those locations.
The timing of course stands out as Daredevil actors Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio recently made their return in the roles in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Disney+’s Hawkeye series respectively. So, if they do leave the service there’s a chance that they could find their home on Disney+. What makes that stand out is that the locations they are missing offer the Starz branding, where more adult content is offered to subscribers.
So, they could become original productions if Marvel is trying to resurrect the franchises, especially with rumors that Daredevil is getting a new project over at Marvel Studios. Of course, there’s a chance this is also simply a bug on the side of Netflix, but we haven’t seen it appear with other original shows. We’ll have to see if an official announcement follows shortly.
Source: Netflix, Twitter