Be that as it may, one person who is particularly disheartened by Luke Cage's shock cancellation is Danny Rand himself, Finn Jones, who shared a poignant photo of Marvel's Heroes for Hire over on Instagram in the wake of Netflix's announcement. Both Jessica Jones and the Punisher have been renewed for third and second seasons, respectively, and Daredevil's third season premiered earlier this month. "I am forever grateful to Marvel and Netflix for letting me portray such a prolific character, and thank the awesome fans".
Streaming now on Netflix, Marvel's Luke Cage Season 2 stars Mike Colter, Simone Missick, Alfre Woodard, Theo Rossi, Mustafa Shakir, Gabrielle Dennis, Rosario Dawson and Reg E. Cathey. The television show was one of five Netflix Marvel shows that existed within the MCU.
Coincidentally, the initial "Luke Cage" season two trailer features Rakim's "I Ain't No Joke" classic. Now, a new report offers a number of reasons about why Luke Cage was cancelled. The outlet notes that things went "distinctly south" around Wednesday, October 17 - just 48 hours before the streamer canceled the show. According to Deadline, "some execs had issues with the more developed scripts, even though the scripts strongly incorporated suggestions from both Netflix and Marvel brass".
Given how baffling this news was to fans, they aren't sitting sweetly and just accepting Netflix's decision.
Many fans of the show took to Twitter to discuss the cancellation.
Unlike other Marvel shows on Netflix, Iron Fist was a total misstep.
Looks like it's a not-so-sweet Christmas for the hero of Harlem. Along with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and The Punisher, Cage helped protect the streets of NY at a much smaller level than the Avengers. Marvel fan-favorites like Loki and Scarlet Witch have their own individual series in the works for Disney's still unnamed streaming service.