'Daredevil' Season 4 Release Date Cancelled: Plot, Rumors, and More
You better have loved every single second of Marvel’s Daredevil Season 3, because it will be the last of Daredevil anyone will see. Daredevil Season 4 is off the table and was officially canceled by Netflix in November.
With the latest season of Daredevil in the rearview, it was inevitable fans became curious to know when Season 4 will release.
But within the week Season 3 premiered and earned glowing reviews from critics, the Marvel/Netflix universe collapsed with the cancellation of Iron Fist and Luke Cage. Production on the third season of Jessica Jones and the second season of The Punisher were already in progress, and previous reports confirmed The Defenders was a one and done deal.
Daredevil was then canceled on November 29, 2018.
When Will Daredevil Season 4 Premiere?
It’s won’t. The show is canceled.
Why Was Daredevil Season 4 Such an Uncertainy?
The Marvel shows are Netflix’s to cancel, says Netflix’s Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, but as Disney reaches the end of its agreement with Netflix and readies the launch of Disney+ in 2019 (with its own array of original Marvel shows rumored to premiere), there is less reason for Disney to continue having original shows on a competing platform.
Daredevil Season 3 showrunner Erik Oleson said in an interview that he was “hopeful” for Season 4. “I can tell you that I’m very hopeful to go do a Season 4,” Oleson said at the time. “There has not yet been any kind of an official pick-up, but if there is, I’m very hopeful that I will be a part of it.”
What Story Would Daredevil Season 4 Have Had?
If Daredevil Season 4 happened, you can bet its story would be based on the ending of Season 3. After Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio) is sent back to prison, Matt Murdock repairs his friendship with Foggy (Elden Henson) and Karen Page (Deborah Ann Woll) as the three re-establish their humble law firm. And Matt has seemingly put his vigilante days behind him.
But Benjamin Pointdexter (Wilson Bethel), who showed his evolution into the villain Bullseye in Season 3, was an obvious ploy for Season 4 when he’s surgically augmented with cognium steel — an off-brand, copyright-friendly version of adamantium (the same metal found in Wolverine of the X-Men).
Daredevil versus Bullseye was just too obvious for Season 4. There’s always a possibility for new villains, too, but Daredevil doesn’t have as robust a rogues gallery as Spider-Man or Batman, so any of the other hundreds of unused villains in the Marvel Universe are likely candidates.
In a recent interview, Woll said she’d love to work with more female actors onscreen. “I don’t get to work with women a lot on this series,” she said. “I think it would be really wonderful to have another female character come in that specifically Karen could work side-by-side with.”
Season 4 could also have set the stage for Blindspot, Daredevil’s protege, who appeared in the second and last season of Iron Fist, played by James Chen.
Will Daredevil Appear in Avengers: Endgame?
No. In fact, it turns out that the Netflix-Marvel contract bars any of the Defenders characters from appearing in non-Netflix content for a full two years after their most recent appearance. So don’t expect to see Daredevil in the MCU until at least 2020.
What More Daredevil Media Can I Enjoy?
The comics! There’s no shortage of amazing Daredevil comics to pick up, and Marvel has plenty of collected volumes to make your reading experience seamless. A new Daredevil volume from acclaimed writer Chip Zdarsky will launch in February 2019.