Marvel Fans Hit Out At New MCU/Netflix Recasting Rumours
After a new rumour suggesting that beloved characters might be recast in the MCU’s official transition, fans of the Netflix Marvel shows took to the internet to voice their concerns.
Marvel’s Netflix series of gritty Netflix shows was abruptly cancelled in 2018. Daredevil and Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist were all put on ice when Disney began to plan for its streaming service.
We didn’t know what the future would hold for these characters at that point, and many feared that they would be ultimately recast. Spider-Man – No Way Home and Hawkeye finally put all of these fears to rest. Charlie Cox played Matt Murdock again in the Spidey movie, while Vincent D’Onofrio’s Kingpin terrorized Clint Barton (Disney Plus).
While Netflix’s Daredevil has been officially designated the MCU’s Daredevil, it’s unclear what Disney has in store for other Netflix stars. A Twitter user and frequent leaker, MyTimeToShineHello, suggested recently that “some” TV actors would be recast in the MCU.
Although this “insider” may not always be right, there was some outrage at the idea that Jessica Jones star Krysten Ratter might not return.
“I love Jessica more than anything. Ritter said ComicBook.com that she loved playing Jessica for the past years. “If she ever appeared anywhere, I would be the first to say yes. I might or may not have the jacket in my closet. You never know what you might find, but I’d be thrilled to have the chance to play her again if I had the opportunity.
“I’m always up to do it again. It was an absolute dream. She is my best friend. That character is my favourite. It was amazing to see how she interacted with so many people and uniquely connected with girls and women. It is an honour to have played such an iconic role.
One Twitter user wrote, “If they remake Punisher, Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, ima be pissed.” Another fan added that they would cancel their Disney Plus subscriptions if another actor replaced Ritter.
Disney Plus must honour Netflix’s fantastic run of Marvel adventures and make sure that the actors who made their shows great can return to Disney Plus. They have the option to recast Iron Fist, but that would be perfectly fine.