Welcome to your guide to the Marvel series coming soon to Netflix. We’ll recap the journey we’ve had so far as we’ve had over 80 hours of content delivered from the Netflix series.
Timeline of the Marvel Series So Far
Just for a quick recap, here (in order of release) is the previous Marvel/Netflix titles to release.
- Daredevil (Season 1) April 2015
- Jessica Jones (Season 1) November 2015
- Daredevil (Season 2) March 2016
- Luke Cage (Season 1) September 2016
- Iron Fist (Season 1) March 2017
- The Defenders (Season 1) August 2017
- The Punisher (Season 1) November 2017
- Jessica Jones (Season 2) March 2018
Are the Marvel series leaving Netflix?
There have been some rumors floating around that Netflix will be losing the Marvel series thanks to Disney moving away from Netflix. This is hogwash. Although Disney does own the titles, they’ve been exclusively provided to Netflix and Disney pulling out of Netflix only covers the theatrical releases.
Note: This guide excludes ABC Marvel shows such as Agents of SHIELD, Agent Carter and Inhumans.
Luke Cage Season 2
Release Date: June 22nd
Announced soon after season 1 had wrapped up, Luke Cage is expected to have his second season in 2018. Luke Cage failed to appear in Jessica Jones season 2 so this will be his first appearance since The Defenders.
So far, we know about the new enemies Luke will be facing plus now he’s met Iron Fist, will he begin his training as seen in the comics? Claire Temple and Misty also have stories that need to be wrapped up after the events of The Defenders too so this may even come before Jessica Jones. Much like Jessica Jones, the series will be keeping its showrunner from season 1 and is also said to have completed filming.
Daredevil: Season 3
Release Date: Expected Fall 2018
Daredevil had quite the ending in The Defenders and as a result, he’s got a bit of healing before he can think about returning to him being the devil of Hells Kitchen. COO of Netflix has said that it will be 2018 ‘at the earliest’ for a possible season 3 of Daredevil but we still think it’ll be heading our way before a new season of Iron Fist thanks to open plot points and unanswered questions at the end of The Defenders.
Iron Fist: Season 2
Release Date: 2019
Despite negative reviews of his first solo outing, there’s still more story to be told for Danny Rand. The Defenders followed directly on from his first season and with The Hand gone, it’s likely that Iron Fist will be the last of The Defenders to be getting a new season. Most of Iron Fist’s storylines have wrapped up thanks to the destruction of the hand but that’s not to say there isn’t still plenty of unanswered questions.
With a potential crossover with Luke Cage in the works, it’s likely that we will see him cameo before 2019 but given 2018’s tight release schedule, Iron Fist is at the back of the queue for the time being.
The Punisher Season 2
Expected: Mid to late 2019
The Punisher was a smash hit success. After not even being on the original slate of Marvel shows for Netflix his appearance in Daredevil was enough to warrant his own solo outing. As a result, the calls for a second season came instantly and Netflix obliged.
Although there’s no official release date, we suspect that The Punisher will be inline for release shortly after the next Luke Cage season. Not much is known about the series but we’re tracking all the changes here.
The Defenders Season 2?
The Defenders was initially called season 1 but has since changed to a miniseries or limited run series. This means that only one season was planned. That’s a shame as while The Defenders wasn’t perfect, it certainly could be perfected for future seasons.
Jessica Jones Season 3?
Jessica Jones has not been confirmed for a third season just yet but we’re not worried just yet. It takes several months for Netflix to give shows another season order. If it is to get renewed, we suspect it’ll arrive towards the end of 2019.