Netflix has finally given up on Iron Fist. Marvel’s martial arts series will not be getting a third season on the streaming service. I actually really enjoyed the last season. It was so much better than the first, but I guess the ratings sucked.
Netflix and Marvel released a joint statement today on Deadline making the announcement of the cancelation:
“Marvel’s Iron Fist will not return for a third season on Netflix. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners, We’re thankful to the fans who have watched these two seasons, and for the partnership we’ve shared on this series. While the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on.”
I was actually looking forward to seeing a third season. If you were too, there’s still a chance that the series will live on thanks to the upcoming Disney streaming service. The report goes on to say:
“Of course, while out for the count at Netflix, the tale of billionaire Danny Rand and Colleen Wing may ‘live on,’ to quote Friday’s statement, on other platforms. That ‘other’ being the streaming service that Disney is expected to launch next year, which already has series on Marvel fan favorites Loki and the Scarlet Witch in the pipeline, with Tom Hiddleston and Elizabeth Olsen expect to reprise their big screen roles. I hear that while Marvel wanted Iron Fist to continue on Netflix, the parent company’s new rival to the streamer has put the idea of a resurrection in consideration as it fosters the likes of the already announced Jon Favreau produced Star Wars series too.
Nothing is set in stone yet, but It’d be nice to see where the story of Danny Rand and Colleen Wing goes after the events of season 2. If the series does move to the Disney streaming service, I wonder if the there would still be crossover opportunities with the other Marvel Netflix series. Like if they decided to do another Defenders series or include Iron Fist in another Luke Cage season, would that be an option? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Regardless of what happens to Iron Fist now, I’m sure we’ll have years of Marvel entertainment on Netflix with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage.