Just earlier today, we’ve noticed that something was different about Netflix’s Marvel shows. Some of the shows included the message that Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and the other shows produced together with Marvel TV would be leaving the service on February 28th. EW has gone on to confirm that they are indeed leaving the service, but it was Insider that offered some insight into why this sudden change happened.
Insider was informed by an insider that the rights to the series have returned to Disney. Looking back, while Netflix was streaming the series as originals, they were technically ABC Studios productions – a subsidiary of Disney’s. As such, they were only the distributor and may have supported some of the production financially. Starting in 2018, all shows were canceled as what seemed like a rebuttal to Disney working on their own streaming service.
Some of the actors have started making their return to the MCU with Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio‘s recent appearances. There are even rumors that Krysten Ritter might also make her return as Jessica Jones but there’s silence on the rest of the cast. So, we’ll see if the shows end up being integrated into the MCU or become Marvel TV Legacy projects. There’s no word if they’ll release on Disney+ or even Hulu, but it seems very likely. For now, we’ll have to wait until March to see what exactly the future has in store for these projects.