Published: Sat, October 20, 2018
Entertaiment | By Paul Elliott

‘Iron Fist’ Star Finn Jones Reacts to ‘Luke Cage’ Cancellation

‘Iron Fist’ Star Finn Jones Reacts to ‘Luke Cage’ Cancellation

One week after Netflix pulled the plug on Iron Fist, the streaming network has cancelled Luke Cage, IGN has confirmed.

The news was announced tonight via The Hollywood Reporter, with Netflix and Marvel releasing a joint statement addressing the matter.

'Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem's Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series'. The song, "King's Paradise", produced by Adrian Younge and Ali Shaheed Muhammad who are also the show's music supervisors, name drops Harlem greats like Malcolm X, Louis Armstrong, Lena Horne and the show's titular character Luke Cage.

Out of nowhere (though looking at the series' general reception, it's not THAT much of a surprise), Netflix have canned Luke Cage.

Netflix's decision to cancel "Luke Cage" was reportedly, a result of creative differences between the show's creative team and its producers, and an inability to agree on terms for the third season itself.

Rumors have persisted that perhaps "Iron Fist" and now "Luke Cage" could be resurrected as part of the upcoming Disney streaming service that will launch in 2019 but that hasn't been determined yet. This leaves Netflix with Daredevil, The Punisher and Jessica Jones. Together these cancellations scupper further Defenders plans and put a sizeable dent in Marvel's TV universe, though you have to imagine Cage's Mike Colter and Iron Fist's Finn Jones could appear in the still-alive-for-now Daredevil or Jessica Jones.

What are your thoughts on this surprising announcement?

We reached out to Netflix for comment but had not heard back at time of writing.

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