Netflix threw fans into a frenzy recently when it was announced that its selection of original Marvel shows would be taken off the service. Not only that, but their destination is currently unknown. Some evidence indicates they could be coming to Disney+, but others lean towards Hulu being their new residence. One thing is for sure: Disney will be taking the reigns from here.
Many never thought they'd live to see the day that Netflix was going to lose the streaming rights to the shows they distributed. Most likely didn't even know it was a possibility.
Yet, it's happening, and their time on the service has nearly run its course. The reality has now begun to sink in even more, thanks to Netflix taking steps to get rid of profile images containing images of the New York City heroes.
Marvel Avatars Removed from Netflix
Ahead of the removal of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and The Defenders on March 1 at midnight PST, Netflix has removed the profile images of their titular heroes from the many options available to subscribers of the service.
Previously, users were able to choose between the four heroes below to showcase as their avatar. Sadly, those days have come to an end.
Netflix Avatar Selection Lessens
Getting over the surprise that Netflix could even lose the streaming rights of its own shows, it makes sense that Disney would want to have them on its side of things as soon as possible.
Charlie Cox's Daredevil has now shown up in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Vincent D'onofrio's Kingpin in Hawkeye. The company would probably prefer audiences to come over to them to catch up, not a rival streaming service.
Many took the potential news of their move to Disney+ (which may end up being Hulu) as a confirmation of all the shows as canon to the MCU. However, despite this move, it's important to note that there remains no certain answer—things are just as murky as they've been the last couple of months.
It seems, as of now, if one of those Marvel options is set as one's user avatar, it'll stay that way until changed. However, if they aren't, the days of switching over to Daredevil are over—at least on Netflix. Maybe Disney+, or Hulu, can pick up the slack.