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Disney+ Announces The Punisher, Daredevil And Jessica Jones Will Be Added This Month

Daisy Phillipson

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Disney+ Announces The Punisher, Daredevil And Jessica Jones Will Be Added This Month

Disney+ is adding a whole host of Marvel live-action shows to its UK and Ireland platform this month.

From Wednesday 16 March, numerous fan favourites will be available to watch, including The Punisher, Daredevil and Jessica Jones.

Other titles such as Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders will also join the roster of Marvel content hitting the streaming platform.

Credit: Marvel
Credit: Marvel

This will be welcome news for fans of the more adult-orientated comic book shows, which were all axed by Netflix within a short period of time between late 2018 and early 2019.

Earlier this month, it was announced that the series were leaving the platform for good on 1 March, with the rights reverting back to Disney.

Initially fans were upset with the news, as at the time it had not been confirmed that the shows would drop on Disney+.

But now we know that they will be hitting the streamer, numerous people have taken to social media to express their excitement.

"That's great news," wrote one, while another said: "Glad it looks like they aren’t cutting anything out."

A third wrote: "That's a humongous W, Daredevil alone gave Disney+ a huge update."

This commenter wasn't the only to mention Daredevil - calls on Marvel to revive the series about the blind lawyer superhero have ramped up after Netflix's rights to it reportedly expired a couple of years back.

At the tail end of last year, writer David Hayter, who has worked on the likes of X-Men and Watchmen, revealed that a Daredevil reboot might be in the works.

Credit: Marvel
Credit: Marvel

Speaking to Small Screen at MCM Comic Con, he suggested that the Marvel engine wants to revive the story of Matt Murdock.

"They're doing a reboot of Daredevil, and Daredevil was always a very important character to me," he said.

"I loved the first way they did it, but there's certain things that I would want to adapt from the Frank Miller run on Daredevil that really meant a lot to me. That's really the one."

There has been no official announcement about whether this is actually going ahead, and it's unclear whether Hayter meant they are bringing back Charlie Cox's character for another TV show or a movie.

But either way, MCU fans can at least binge-watch their favourite grittier Marvel shows when they drop on Disney+ later this month.

Featured Image Credit: Marvel

Topics: Marvel, TV and Film, Disney Plus

Daisy Phillipson
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