Kingpin star Vincent D’Onofrio has confirmed that Disney Plus was the reason Netflix’s Daredevil was canceled.
While it seemed to be the underlying cause, it appears clearer than ever that Netflix and Marvel’s decision to cancel Daredevil and a medley of other shows was due to Disney Plus. The Disney-backed streaming service has allowed Marvel Studios to create serialized stories set directly within the Marvel Cinematic Universe – something the Netflix shows never quite excelled at.
Kevin Feige’s Marvel Studios was never directly involved with Marvel Television, which directly spearheaded the shows on Netflix. With Disney Plus, Feige and Disney were able to bring everything under one umbrella that encompassed the MCU. While the cancellations were disappointing, Daredevil and Kingpin have been folded into the MCU through Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye, respectively.
In a recent conversation with Marvel News Desk, Kingpin star Vincent D’Onofrio opened up about Daredevil‘s cancelation and how the cast and crew felt at the time of the announcement.
“I don’t think any of us were okay. I think that we were like, ‘Oh okay, we had a hit show and now it’s gone.’ You know, at the same time the group #SaveDaredevil started to rise, we started to learn the reasons why that happened and so we understood what Marvel was doing because Disney+ coming out.”
“You know when you’re in this business a long time like we have all been, it kind of made sense business-wise. What didn’t make sense to us was why we wouldn’t continue that show or the idea of how that worked and how well it worked. Conceptually, I think we were disappointed but I think we all understood what was going on and it was sort of was inevitable.”
It’s unclear what the future holds for Vincent D’Onofrio and Daredevil star Charlie Cox. Rumors suggest that both will appear in future Marvel projects, though it remains to be seen if fellow Netflix Marvel stars get the same treatment down the road.
Vincent D’Onofrio was last seen in Hawkeye. Here is the synopsis:
Former Avenger Clint Barton has a seemingly simple mission: get back to his family for Christmas. Possible? Maybe with the help of Kate Bishop, a 22-year-old archer with dreams of becoming a Super Hero. The two are forced to work together when a presence from Barton’s past threatens to derail far more than the festive spirit.
Hawkeye stars Jeremy Renner, Hailee Steinfeld, Tony Dalton, Fra Free, Brian d’Arcy James, Aleks Paunovic, Piotr Adamczyk, Linda Cardellini, Simon Callow, Vera Farmiga, Alaqua Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin. Florence Pugh also returned in her Black Widow role.
The first season of Hawkeye is now available to stream on Disney Plus. Stay tuned for all the latest news surrounding the future of Jeremy Renner as Hawkeye and Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin in the MCU, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.
Source: Marvel News Desk