The Marvel Universe will almost be whole again after “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “The Punisher” and other series previously on Netflix will move to Disney+…
The Marvel TV and cinematic universe will grow even larger on Disney+ in March.
Starting on March 16, series that previously aired on Netflix including — “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “The Punisher,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist” and “The Defenders” — will officially move over to the Disney streaming service. Marvel’s “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” will also debut on Disney+ starting on March 16 as well.
The countdown is on. Marvel's Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Punisher, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. start streaming March 16 on #DisneyPlus. pic.twitter.com/sfoT61XilS
— Disney+ (@disneyplus) March 1, 2022
Rumors about those series moving to Disney+ have been swirling for months as the exclusive streaming window on Netflix closed earlier this year with the rights to the Marvel shows finally reverting back to Marvel Studios and Disney.
Prior to Marvel Television being restructured and moved under the banner of Marvel Studios — and studio president Kevin Feige — Marvel TV would often license out series to other services like the deal that was struck with Netflix to bring several shows there in a megadeal struck back in 2013.
That deal eventually soured after Disney announced plans to launch its own streaming service, which then led to the cancellation of all of the Marvel series that were airing on Netflix. Rights to the characters eventually reverted back to Disney and now the series will follow with a permanent streaming home on Disney+.
Of course fans have already been treated to a few of the characters from those Marvel shows popping up in other series or movies recently, which only furthered speculation about when these episodes might eventually air on Disney+.
Charlie Cox reprised his role as Matt Murdock from “Daredevil” for a brief appearance in “Spider-Man: No Way Home” while Vincent D’Onofrio played a major role in the recent Disney+ series “Hawkeye.” There’s been no word when or if either actor will return to future Marvel projects but it seems highly likely that both will reappear at some point down the road, especially given the raucous reaction they received during those recent appearances.
It’s unknown if Marvel might actually revive any of these series — there’s been a large outcry to at least consider bringing back “Daredevil,” which was the most popular of the former Netflix shows — but it remains to be seen if that will actually happen or not.
For now, get ready for “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” and the other series to land on Disney+ starting on March 16.