Brevity may be the soul of wit, but in Wilson Fisk’s case, it just might also be the seed of hope. Vincent D’Onofrio, who plays the deliciously conflicted villain on Netflix’s Daredevil, just offered a word (literally) of encouragement to fans anxious about whether the streaming giant will bring the Devil of Hell’s Kitchen back for a fourth season.
Quelling a Twitter fan’s assertion that Netflix plans to cancel Daredevil, just as it’s recently done with Luke Cage and Iron Fist, D’Onofrio shot out a reassuringly simple, if somewhat cryptic, one-word reply:
D’Onofrio didn’t elaborate on why he sounds so certain about the show’s immediate future. But hearing straight from the mouth of one of Daredevil’s biggest stars that rumors of the show’s cancellation are greatly exaggerated — well, it’s got to be a tonic for fans nervous about what other Marvel shows might be on Netflix’s chopping block.
In only a brief, one-week span, Netflix canceled both Iron Fist and Luke Cage earlier this month, in what many fans took as a warning sign that a sea change may be in store for Marvel’s presence across streaming platforms. Ever since Disney picked up a chunk of orphaned Marvel properties in its acquisition of 21st Century Fox, industry watchers have anticipated a future in which Netflix’s Marvel shows either make the leap to Disney’s upcoming streaming service — or get the axe altogether.
If D’Onofrio’s information offers any guidance, though, it appears as if Wilson Fisk isn’t done trying to bring Matt Murdock down — at least not quite yet. But with Season 3 of Daredevil still less than two weeks old, it may be a while before Netflix reveals anything new about its plans for a fourth season.
Without giving anything away, the finale of Season 3 certainly set up all kinds of future possibilities, both for Fisk and for Bullseye, who got his own villainous backstory in the new batch of episodes. And now that the Daredevil creative team is writing original stories instead of taking its plot beats directly from the comics, there’s no reason to suspect that they’re running out of material.
While we wait, there’s plenty of time to catch up on what’s new in Hell’s Kitchen. All three seasons of Daredevil are streaming right now on Netflix.