Daredevil, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Punisher, Jessica Jones and The Defenders are all now available to stream on Disney+. Only now, they claim the title of The Defenders Saga.
Fans expected to see these shows more fully incorporate into the main MCU, especially after Charlie Cox appeared in Spider-Man: No Way Home and Vincent D’Onofrio showed up in Hawkeye. However, they have not been considered canon based on their placement in Disney+ programming.
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Despite that, there are still rumors surrounding the continued incorporation of some of these characters into future elements of the MCU – perhaps in a more toned-down and less rated R way.
The Defenders Saga In A New Form
Parents Television Council are not convinced it can be done, accusing Disney+ of “destroying their brand” by showcasing some of these TV-MA rated Netflix shows along with other movies that are rated for mature audiences.
“While we applaud Disney+ for improving their parental controls, the mere presence of MA- and R rated content violates the trust of families, and may well turn them off entirely. There is no need for Disney+ to complete with the explicit content on other streaming platforms. Disney is already at a competitive advantage with a streaming platform that is the safest one out there for families. It foray into TV-Ma-rated fare will forever tarnish its family friendly crown.”
Marvel fans get a chance to watch these shows, however, and see if these characters will pop up in a future MCU movie. It gives fans the chance to explore more of the world around the main timeline – however confusing it may be.
Do you think it is a good idea to have The Defenders Saga on Disney+? Do you plan on re-watching one of these series since it’s on Disney+? Let us know down in the comments below or tell us on our social media!
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Source: Comic Book Movie