Netflix has canceled Luke Cage after two seasons

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Marvel and Netflix released a joint statement saying, "Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season".

Just one week ago, Netflix surprised us all by canceling Iron Fist after a much-improved second season.

According to reports, Netflix isn't thinking twice about bringing "Luke Cage" back for a third season. Its first season was bolstered by strong performances from Mike Colter (Luke Cage), Simone Missick (Misty Knight), Rosario Dawson (Claire Temple), and Mahershala Ali (Cottonmouth).

Per THR, the cancelation was due to "creative differences and the inability to agree to terms for a third season." Luke Cage's showrunner was OG Hip-Hop scribe Cheo Hodari Coker.

For the second straight week, Netflix has cut down its Marvel roster in considerable fashion.

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The revolving door of showrunners on Marvel's shows on Netflix have seen new creative teams coming an going become nearly the norm.

In another sense, the cancellation was a done deal as the situation became tense on the corporate level.

A third yelled: "Luke Cage and Iron Fist cancelled?". Neither Marvel nor Netflix were willing to bend, and it ultimately led to the show's premature cancellation.

But you nearly have to note that Disney is on the cusp of debuting its own streaming service, which we already know will feature stand-alone series starring MCU characters like Tom Hiddleston's Loki and Elizabeth Olsen's Scarlet Witch. As Deadline notes, this means the plug could get pulled on Jessica Jones Season 3 or The Punisher Season 2 at any point in development or production, which doesn't inspire confidence. It sure looks like the end is night for New York's humble heroes after the last seasons trickle in, but we wouldn't say no to a final team up before they go. He also appeared in Jessica Jones and the crossover miniseries The Defenders.

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