Amy Rutberg has a hunch Marvel had nothing to do with pulling the plug on “Daredevil”.
The actress — known for her role on Netflix’s original Marvel superhero live-action show — believes the streaming giant is to blame for the show’s unceremonious ending.
“My contacts at Marvel were very surprised,” Rutberg told Inverse magazine. “Any of the rumours that it was a Marvel decision are wrong, I think it was purely a Netflix decision. That comes from personal conversations with people high up at Marvel. They were surprised.”
“We had heard rumours we would start production as early as February 2019. It’s a little unusual to be that far ahead in the planning and cancel the show, which makes me think Netflix was laboring over whether or not to cancel it,” she continued. “My guess was it was not an easy decision.”
Rutberg’s remarks challenge rumours the characters might be moving to Disney’s new streaming service Disney+. The early success of “Daredevil” paved the way for “Jessica Jones”, “Luke Cage”, and “Iron Fist”, as well as the “The Defenders” cross-over and “The Punisher”.
The only shows not yet officially cancelled are “The Punisher” and “Jessica Jones”. The former’s second season premieres in January and the latter will return with season three later that year.