Before the announcement of Daredevil’s cancelation, Luke Cage’s own cancelation came as a shock to everyone. Not only because of the show’s success among fans, but because season three had been set up and planned out. We’ve been left hanging and among those shocked and confused was the star himself, Mike Colter, who spoke with Comicbook.com about the situation.
“It kinda did catch me off guard. I don’t think I was as shocked as most people were because I was a little closer to it.”
Although to us fans it seemed like everything was sunshine and rainbows, Colter did reveal that things were slowing down as far as a season three was concerned:
“There were some things, some tell-tale signs, that were not quite feeling right for me. Although we had an internal pickup, amongst a certain amount of people who were close to the project, and we were moving forward with the writing and writing the group writers room, et cetera. There was a lot of stalling. There was a lot of things that didn’t feel quite right. Then, deadlines. One deadline would come and it would go. Another deadline would come, it would go. There were some things that started to feel a little odd,” Colter admits. “So, when it happened, I was like, ‘Eh.’ It wasn’t that much of a shock. But yeah, still shock.”
It may not have been entirely a huge show to Colter, but it was for us fans, who thought that the Marvel Netflix universe would have the staying power as the big screen MCU, which is still going strong after ten years. Colter does suggest for us fans to cut our losses, unfortunately; as what do we have up against big studios:
“I don’t know that it’s something that fans can do, necessarily,” Colter said. “I think it’s a real network/studio thing. I think it’ll resolve itself, one way or the other. There just needs to be some time. Maybe I’m wrong. Maybe that’s it. But I don’t think the fans… as much as the fans — the outpouring of the fans is very touching and well received and it’d be appreciated — I don’t think it’s gonna make anything happen, but it’s nice to know that. I think, ultimately, if it comes back, it’ll probably come back because of the fans demand for it. I don’t think that their work is going in vain. It just may not happen as soon as they want it to.”
There have been rumors that Disney+ could revive the shows but on top of the contract with Netflix stating this wouldn’t be able to happen for two years, who knows if Disney would recast and we certainly all know that a “Disney+” version of these shows would not be able to truly capture any gritty content we’ve seen before. So, in all reality; what would be the point? Still, Colter was reluctant to say anything about what they had been planning for season three just there is a slim chance of seeing his rendition of Luke Cage again.
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