Marvel Gets Daredevil Back In 6 Months

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In 6 months the rights to Daredevil revert lock, stock and barrel back to Marvel Studios and the Walt Disney Company. Allowing Disney to do whatever they want with the character.

Netflix’s Daredevil

The Walt Disney corporation owns the Marvel company in its entirety, from print media to live action films and shows. Because of this they normally get to keep all profits off any Marvel productions. However there are several exceptions, where other studios produce Marvel products and the profits have to split between them and Marvel, instead of Disney. The Netflix Marvel shows are an example. Because Netflix and Marvel co-produced the series on Netflix they also split the profits. 

Netflix vs. Disney

Netflix cancelled Daredevil, and the other four Marvel series that span off from it, in 2018. At the time many were shocked by this news but other pointed out that this news came shortly after the announcement that Disney would be launching it’s own streaming service. Whats more this streaming service would have Marvel shows of its own. Shows that tied directly into the MCU whereas the Netflix shows could only hint at the wider connection. By cancelling the shows Netflix would no longer make content for a streaming rival while continuing to pay that rival for the licensing fees. In the months that followed Netflix further established the permanence of the cancellation by auctioning off the props from the Netflix shows.

The Future For Daredevil

In six months Marvel and Disney will have the the rights to do anything they want with Daredevil in live action, either in film or on television. If they so desired they could reboot him completely they could do so. Possibly even adding him to the MCU. It’s also important to note that since Daredevil’s cancellation there has been a fan campaign to see it returned. With fans if the series using the #SaveDaredevil hashtag on twitter to campaign for its return. All of actors and creative talent have expressed interest in return if the show should be rebooted. The character is popular enough that it’s not a question of ‘if’ the character returns, its ‘when’.

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