Jessica Jones and Punisher Officially Cancelled By Netflix

It seemed inevitable after Luke Cage and Iron Fist were dropped last year, but the last of the Marvel Netflix series finally got the ax over the weekend. Deadline reports that Netflix cancelled The Punisher and Jessica Jones, with the upcoming third season of Jessica Jones being the last.

This marks the end of all the series that have aired on the streaming network since 2015. Daredevil premiered four years ago to an enthusiastic audience and critical praise. Jessica Jones began the following year, which introduced Luke Cage to the mix. Finally, Iron Fist was released and was quickly followed with the first (and now only) season of The Defenders. Jon Bernthal’s portrayal of The Punisher, aka Frank Castle, proved strong enough for two seasons of a spin-off.

Bernthal posted this on his official Instagram. He was recently announced to be part of a Sopranos prequel, which would imply knowledge that his time as Punisher was over.

Jeph Loeb, who Executive Produced all the Netflix-run shows, posted this via Marvel’s website.

It had never been done before.

Four separate television series, each with different super-talented showrunners, writers, directors,cast and crew, coming out months apart and then…

…they would meet in a single event series all set in the heart of New York City.

We called them The Defenders.

And together we were thrilled by stories of Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist and even the Punisher joined in!

They said it couldn’t be done.

But Marvel assembled amazing teams to write, produce, direct, edit, and score 13 seasons and 161 one-hour episodes.

Take a moment and go online and look at the dazzling list of actors, writers, directors, and musicians who graced us with the very best of their craft.

We loved each and every minute of it.

And we did it all for you — the fans — who cheered for us around the world and made all the hard work worth it.

So, Thank You!

On behalf of everyone at Marvel Television, we couldn’t be more proud or more grateful to our audience.

Our Network partner may have decided they no longer want to continue telling the tales of these great characters… but you know Marvel better than that.

As Matthew Murdock’s Dad once said, “The measure of a man is not how he gets knocked to the mat, it’s how he gets back up.”

To be continued…!

– Jeph Loeb and all of us at Marvel Television

While no official statement has been made, the chances seem rather slim that the shows would be picked up by Disney’s streaming service. Screenrant reports that, even if it could happen, it wouldn’t happen before 2020. Furthermore Marvel Television is a separate production company from Marvel Studios, who head up the Marvel Cinematic Universe and Agents Of SHIELD.

Geekville Radio: Deadpool 2 Trailer, Punisher and Justice League Reviews

It’s a review filled edition of Geekville Radio with three big subjects to go through.

First off, Fox has released another trailer for Deadpool 2, featuring Deadpool parodying the late great Bob Ross. How many Easter Eggs were in it? And did we get all the references.

Also in the Marvel field, The Punisher series had made its long-awaited Netflix debut. In a mild spoiler review, Seth and Crazy Train discuss the series and whether it lives up to expectations.

The final segment of the show is devited to a thorough review of the highly anticipated Justice League movie. Why did it get panned? And is it really as bad as some fans are making it out to be? Warning: This review is SPOILER HEAVY, so it’s highly recommended to see the film before listening to avoid spoilers.

All this and more in another fun-filled Geekville Radio!

Geekville Radio: Iron Fist Review

Here are the show notes for this week’s show, the first for Spring 2017!

Batman filming delayed until next year. DC may fill the slot with another movie.

Sony has announced plans for a Venom movie. But will it be tied to The MCU?

Deborah Ann Woll confirms she will appear in The Punisher

The middle of the show is a review of Kong: Skull Island. While the review is lengthy, it is very light on spoilers. So if you’re still on the fence about seeing the movie, you can listen without too much getting revealed.

Next up is a very thorough and spoiler-filled review of Iron Fist. Does it hold up to the rest of the Marvel Netflix series? And what’s all the hubbub about anyway? The critically panned show still scored well with viewers.

The final segment of the show is dedicated to remembering the late great Chuck Berry, who passed away this week at the age of 90.