All the Marvel Netflix shows are officially landing on Disney+ March 16th in the US, as the streaming service adds more parental controls.
Netflix entered the Marvel universe in 2015 when the first seasons of Daredevil and Jessica Jones debuted to great acclaim. They produced six shows including a crossover season, a total thirteen seasons of television over the next four years. However, the streaming service began canceling these shows in 2018 and was no longer involved with Marvel by the time Jessica Jones season 3 arrived in 2019. This is because the character licenses ran out and Disney/Marvel did not renew. It was expected that these shows would remain on Netflix forever since they were exclusively made for the service.
However, there was an option for Disney to pick them up after several years, and they did.
With Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders, The Punisher, and ABC’s Agents of SHIELD streaming on Disney, it suggests that there will be more appearances of these beloved characters. We’ve already seen 2 of these characters appear in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Hawkeye (they were very well received, no spoilers).
Disney Plus content is generally made for younger audiences in the US compared to other countries like Canada, where the platform includes the adult-oriented Star content channel. Because of the new R-rated content, Disney is also debuting a new set of parental controls, including profile-specific ratings restrictions, PIN locks for individual user profiles, and “Kid-Proof Exit” questions meant to prevent children from messing with settings put in place by adults. It was speculated that the “R-rated” content would appear on Hulu, which is owned by Disney and has more mature content. The choice of Disney+ may be a sign of things to come.
In an interview with ComicBook.com, Daredevil star Charlie Cox revealed that when the news was released about the Netflix shows hitting Disney+, he began texting friends from the show.
“This was actually when this news that you talked about came out, I was texting with some of the guys from the show, and the text I wrote was, ’Born Again.’” Born Again is a reference to a classic comic series by Fran Miller that established a darker, more violent tone.
“…if they wanted to make a more PG version of Daredevil, I back them to find a way to do where it feels totally in keeping with everything we’ve done. And maybe there’s a little less blood, maybe there’s a little whatever, but I back them to do it.”
With parental control, and the new Deadpool movie anticipating an R rating, we may see the darker version of Daredevil and friends on TV again.
Which version of the characters would you like to see next?
David Raiklen wrote, directed and scored his first film at age 9. He began studying keyboard and composing at age 5. He attended, then taught at UCLA, USC and CalArts. Among his teachers are John Williams and Mel Powel.
He has worked for Fox, Disney and Sprint. David has received numerous awards for his work, including the 2004 American Music Center Award. Dr. Raiklen has composed music and sound design for theater (Death and the Maiden), dance (Russian Ballet), television (Sing Me a Story), cell phone (Spacey Movie), museums (Museum of Tolerance), concert (Violin Sonata ), and film (Appalachian Trail).
His compositions have been performed at the Hollywood Bowl and the first Disney Hall. David Raiken is also host of a successful radio program, Classical Fan Club.