After making a surprise cameo appearance in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” Marvel will be adding “Daredevil,” along with “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” “The Defenders,” and “The Punisher,” plus “Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” in the U.S., giving fans access to more from the Marvel collection, all in one place on Disney+ on March 16, 2022. Additionally, the studio announced new parental controls for their exclusive streaming service.
“Disney+ has served as the home for some of the most beloved brands in the industry, and the addition of these live-action shows brings more from the Marvel brand together, all in one place,” said Michael Paull, President of Disney Streaming. “We have experienced great success with an expanded content offering on Disney+ across our global markets and are excited to continue that here in the U.S. as well by offering our consumers not only great content with the new Marvel additions, but also a set of features that help ensure a viewing experience most suitable for them and their family.”
“Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones,” “Luke Cage,” “Iron Fist,” “The Defenders,” and “The Punisher,” first streamed on Netflix as a part of a live-action Marvel deal shortly after the success of “The Avengers.” The shows were meant to bring a dark and gritty tone to the street-level heroes of the Marvel universe. Though they were never officially a part of the MCU, the shows made a few small references to everything that was going on in the films.
And after the Marvel deal ended, Disney made their move to reacquire the shows. And seeing how Charlie Cox reprised his role as Matt Murdox in “Spider-Man: No Way Home,” it leaves room for the possibility of him returning as Daredevil in a show or a theatrical film. We will just have to wait and see.
The dedicated Marvel brand page on Disney+ already serves as home to the largest Marvel collection with hundreds of hours of movies and shows. This includes the Marvel Studios movies from the Marvel Cinematic Universe such as “Avengers: Endgame” and “Black Panther” as well as other Marvel movie franchises like “X-Men”; Disney+ Original series like “WandaVision,” “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” “Loki,” and “Hawkeye”; animated series, including the Disney+ Original series from Marvel Studios, “What If…?”; specials and shorts, and documentaries that go behind the scenes like “Marvel Studios Assembled.”
When opening Disney+ for the first time on or after March 16, all subscribers in the U.S. will be prompted to update their Parental Controls. This includes the option to select content ratings restrictions for each profile as well as to add a PIN to lock profiles. Those that choose to keep their settings the same will continue to enjoy Disney+ as they always have within a TV-14 content rating environment, with the option to make changes at any time under Profile settings.