(SPOT.ph) The Marvel titles of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and The Punisher were once the prized jewels of Netflix's treasure room, before Disney collected enough metaphorical stones to launch their streaming service Disney+, which effectively dusted the aforementioned street-level heroes of New York City off Netflix. Now, we just have the odd case of multiple Netflix Original Series not being available on Netflix anymore.
The legal history behind the Marvel shows being removed from Netflix is complicated—as all Marvel Movie Universes are—but the short explanation is: Disney+ simply was just not around at the time for Marvel Cinematic Universe to experiment with the live-action, television format. Now that Disney's streaming service has been around for over a couple of years, the former-Netflix titles have found their home over there and you bet we'll be seeing the titular characters pop up in the many different Marvel series that drop all year round.
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Here's where you can catch Netflix Daredevil, Kingpin, and Jessica Jones in the Marvel Cinematic Universe next:
The Hollywood Reporter dropped the news that fan-favorite characters Daredevil, a.k.a. Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) and the Kingpin, Wilson Fisk, (Vincent D'Onofrio) will return in the upcoming Marvel Disney+ series, Echo. Their involvement will reportedly revolve around a storyline wherein Daredevil is searching for his former ally, Jessica Jones, who Krysten Ritter portrayed in her own Netflix series and The Defenders.
Echo is a spin-off series from last year's six-episode Hawkeye series that starred Jeremy Renner as the most laid-back Avenger. The series introduced Alaqua Cox as Maya Lopez (who, in the comics, goes by the alias "Echo"), a deaf gang leader on a revenge mission against who she believed killed her father; initially, it was Hawkeye, but it was later revealed to her that it was D'Onofrio's Kingpin who ordered the hit.
Hawkeye concluded with Kingpin's off-screen death, so it'd be interesting to see how D'Onofrio is brought back for the spin-off. Echo will be the first time Cox and D'Onofrio have shared the screen as Daredevil and Kingpin, respectively, since the finale of Daredevil in 2018.
After Daredevil concluded with its third season, Cox went on to reprise his role as the blind attorney in a cameo appearance in last year's Spider-Man: No Way Home. He appeared as Peter Parker's (Tom Holland) lawyer to help deal with the legal fallout of his secret identity being exposed to the world by Mysterio (Jake Gyllenhaal).
In May, Variety reported that Daredevil would also be getting his own Disney+ series with Matt Corman and Chris Ord to write the series. Cox is assumed to reprise the titular role in the series, with an appearance from D'Onofrio also being likely.
The Marvel Television titles Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, and the mini-series The Defenders were all removed from Netflix's streaming platform last March and added onto Disney+ a week later.
No word yet on whether Luke Cage (Mike Colter), Frank Castle (Jon Bernthal), Iron Fist (Finn Jones), or any of their supporting characters will make reappearances in the MCU anytime soon, but we feel Cox's and Ritter's returns are just the beginning. Are we just saying that because we want to see Shang-Chi (Simu Liu) beat up Danny Rand? Maybe.
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