Marvel Fans Are Furious At Netflix For Cancelling The Defenders


Despite – or maybe because of – years of hype and anticipation for the stars of DaredevilJessica JonesLuke Cage and Iron Fist coming together, The Defenders turned out to be fairly underwhelming when it arrived in the summer of 2017. That said, Marvel fans were still hoping to see more of the titular streetwise superheroes working together, as there was certainly potential in that first season of the team-up series.

Unfortunately, though, it looks like that’s all we’ll get, as earlier this week, Netflix pretty much dashed all hopes of a second season and let’s just say folks aren’t too happy with the streaming service. Taking to Twitter as they so often do, viewers made themselves heard, blasting the company for changing the name of The Defenders Facebook page and giving the show the axe.

Below, you’ll find just a sampling of what people are saying:

Netflix has yet to release a statement on all this, but from what we understand, issues with scheduling, not to mention those mediocre reviews, appear to have sunk the titular team before they even truly got a chance to cement their place on on the streaming site.

Earlier this year, Netlflix’s Cindy Holland pinpointed the exact reason why The Defenders season 2 is pie in the sky, citing those aforementioned scheduling problems as the biggest issue:

The biggest issue was the timing of production and launching of The Defenders, because what that meant is we had to shut down all of the shows, so all the actors could be available.

Whatever the case may be, it seems The Defenders will always be remembered as a one-off special, as Netflix now starts focusing its energies on new installments of The PunisherJessica Jones and Daredevil, the latter of which is expected to return before the year’s end.