Amongst all of Marvel’s franchises, the Defenders Saga from Netflix which includes Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Punisher, and many more is probably the most beloved. Initially produced and streamed by Netflix, now officially moved over to Disney+ by Marvel Studios.
Unfortunately, all the shows were canceled before they were transferred. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the reason for the cancellation is just money, it stated:
“Put simply: Netflix did not have an ownership stake in any of its Marvel TV series. Each of the six Marvel shows was owned by Disney. Netflix paid ABC Studios a (steep) licensing fee for each season of its respective series.”
Revival of Daredevil
After briefly featuring in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Charlie Cox’s Daredevil became open to the possibility of a revival. At the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel finally confirmed that Charlie Cox’s Matt Murdock will appear in his own self-titled series, Daredevil: Born Again.
While also expected to appear in the TV series She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, Daredevil will also appear in Echo alongside his enemy Wilson Fisk played by Vincent D’Onofrio.
Can Jessica Jones return too?
With Marvel putting their faith in Daredevil, it’s not farfetched to assume that the other shows will also get a revival. One other show fans are clamoring for is Jessica Jones which ran from 2015 – 2019 and starred Krysten Ritter as the titular character.
Also, reports indicate that in the series Echo, Daredevil will be taking the help of a female ally, who is none other than Jessica Jones. The inclusion of the character further fuels the possibility of her appearing, alongside a few pictures posted by the actor in an outfit very similar to her character.
Jessica Jones’ Co-star Fuels the Fire
Further teasing the fans of a possible renewal, Erik Gelden who stars as Benjamin Walker in the show, commented on the rumors at the San Diego Comic-Con and stated the following in an interview with Entertainment Tonight:
“[I would return] in a heartbeat. [It was a] really fascinating world to live in. Krysten was so wonderful and kind and talented. I love that world. It’s dark, it’s noir, it’s funny, it’s cool. Yes, if I’m available.”
Since Phase 5 of MCU is pretty packed, the only plausible slot for a Jessica Jones revival would be in Phase 6, as it is sparsely populated. But as MCU is trying out all possible properties, many of the Defenders Saga shows can also expect a revival.
Daredevil: Born Again is expected to arrive in the Spring of 2024
Source: The Direct