Published: Wed, October 24, 2018
Culture | By Glenn Strickland

Mike Colter Reacts to 'Luke Cage's Cancellation

Mike Colter Reacts to 'Luke Cage's Cancellation

Unlike other Marvel shows on Netflix, Iron Fist was a total misstep.

As the photo above shows, it was just four months ago that actor Mike Colter, his pregnant wife Iva, and the cast of Luke Cage enjoyed the premiere of Season 2 of the Netflix series. Though fellow Marvel properties Jessica Jones and The Punisher still have new seasons in the pipeline, it's anyone's guess what will happen to them after that-given the divisive response to their most recent installments, their outlook is hazy at best.

Data provided by Crimson Hexagon, a consumer-insights firm, reveals the social media analytics for the four shows, bringing to light that buzz surrounding the superhero properties has dropped significantly since each series debuted. Everyone involved with Luke Cage and even those with just periphery knowledge of the series believed that a third season was an inevitability. Iron Fist was canceled last week. "Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season", the statement read. Season two was only able to manage half of that.

The cancellation of the show was a shock to many fans of the Marvel hit, which was a launching pad for Oscar victor Mahershala Ali and a star-making turn for Colter, named one of PEOPLE's Sexiest Men Alive in 2017. When Season 2 hit Netflix, however, those the post volume dropped to under 50,000.

The Hollywood Reporter shared its reasoning for why Luke Cage was canned this past weekend. Thus far we know The Defenders, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage have gotten the axe.

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Despite their anguish and anger, tons of Luke Cage fans are still holding out hope that they'll get to see the musclebound vigilante on the screen once more, teaming up with Finn Jones' Danny Rand on a potential Heroes for Hire series or movie. Given the positive reaction to Daredevil, it's also likely that it too will return for another season, especially since the ending left us all with a tease of things to come by leaving (SPOILER!) Benjamin Poindexter on the operating table, undergoing a very important procedure. Stay tuned for more celebrity family news!

DC Comics has unveiled the Aquaman movie-themed variant covers for the Justice League/Aquaman: Drowned Earth crossover event.

You can check out the first cover below and click "next" to continue the gallery!

From Warner Bros. Pictures and director James Wan comes an acition-packed adventure that spans the vast, visually breathtaking underwater world of the seven seas, "Aquaman", starring Jason Momoa in the title role.

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