Following the jaw-dropping news that Netflix would not only be putting the kibosh on Marvel's Iron Fist, but it would also be saying goodbye to the much more beloved series Luke Cage, many fans were left to wonder what exactly was behind all the draconian measures.
While some (read: us) speculated that it might be part of a house-cleaning effort in the vein of Avengers: Infinity War, others suspected that the reason these two heroes' individual shows were shuttered is that Marvel and Netflix aim to bring them together for an entirely different kind of series: Heroes for Hire.
The comic series featured the two heroes teaming up to run a private investigation operation, so the timing of back-to-back cancellations had some fans convinced the two would return to the Netflix-MCU circuit together for twice the fun.
Both Iron Fist and Luke Cage are now cancelled by Netflix— David (@akaspidey) October 20, 2018
Hopefully, we will get a Heroes For Hire series pic.twitter.com/O4Lhl47yls
The two Marvel Netflix heroes that should've been together from the start have been cancelled individually. Maybe it's time to finally put them together, Netflix.— Walt (@UberKryptonian) October 20, 2018
HEROES FOR HIRE pic.twitter.com/6NvfPSBNwI
On the surface, the post may seem like a simple sign of solidarity for his The Defenders co-star Mike Colter, but others immediately perceived Finn's post as a hint that a Heroes for Hire show might actually happen next.
Let Heroes for Hire happen pic.twitter.com/cHkStwlVnD— Isaac (@speed_supreme) October 20, 2018
Heroes For Hire is coming I know it is !!! I know it !!! pic.twitter.com/Sxef2YNPyH— Whoreggan Aensland (@SkaiofArcadia) October 20, 2018
Okay... So they're DEFINITELY doing Heroes for Hire pic.twitter.com/GVvvOhTjLt— Tom ( Insert Spooky Name ) (@Tom_Draws) October 20, 2018
As of now, it's just an optimistic theory, and Netflix has yet to officially announce any Heroes for Hire series. However, the streaming service did promise in its cancellation statement for Iron Fist that "while the series on Netflix has ended, the immortal Iron Fist will live on."
Marvel's Luke Cage and Marvel's Iron Fist are both streaming on Netflix.