This past weekend, the Daredevil franchise’s rights officially reverted back to their home at Marvel from the online streaming service Netflix. As a result, fans have been flooding the internet over all social media to ramp up the campaign #SaveDaredevil. The aim is to get #SaveDaredevil trending on such social media sites as Twitter.
The drive behind this effort is that fans hope Disney will move to bring the series back, along with its original cast, and keep the dark tones that made it a fan favorite. Included in the original cast were Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and Rosario Dawson.
Daredevil premiered in 2015 on the online streaming service Netflix and ran for three seasons. The intention of the Daredevil series was for it to kick-off a proposed universe of Marvel shows on Netflix. However, as it turned out, the plan was not as successful as had been hoped, and the series were all subsequently canceled one by one.
Although three of the series did receive critical acclaim—that of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Luke Cage—the lone series that did not fare as well as the others was Iron Fist. The characters from each of the four series teamed up for The Defenders, which, albeit did not fare well either, was enjoyed by Marvel fans.
When Disney decided to launch its own online streaming service, Disney+, Netflix decided to cancel Daredevil. The campaign #SaveDaredevil is geared towards saving the series as it was originally presented on Netflix. The artwork that fans are sharing in this effort reflects the dark tones of the show.
Fans of the Marvel shows that Netflix has developed are drawn to the darker, grittier development of the various superheroes. With Ben Affleck’s original outing as Daredevil, it is not wonder that the fans instantly fell in love with Cox’s version.