Marvel Studios continues to invite Netflixverse actors to star in the MCU, but it looks like at least some of them will be replaced with other performers.
In its day, the Netflixverse was a huge success, with fans thrilled by the dark, street-level stories told about well-known Marvel Comics characters. This universe spawned 4 solo series about Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, as well as one huge crossover miniseries, 'The Defenders', that didn't really receive much praise from audiences and critics alike. With Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Krysten Ritter as Jones joining the MCU in the near future, people are wondering about Mike Colter's Cage and Finn Jones' Iron Fist.
Not much is known about these characters, according to one prominent insider, but Mike Colter almost certainly won't be returning to play his bulletproof hero, given his current busyness with numerous demanding projects. And Iron Fist, the most unfortunate of all Netflixverse heroes, could definitely be reimagined by the MCU, with a different actor to play the martial arts master.
"Echo will be where Jones shows up
Atm I don't see Colter retuning
And I def see marvel wiping iron fist clean and starting from scratch," – @greatphase15.
Fans of the original series, surprisingly, don't mind that some of the actors won't be reprising their roles, citing that their successful career paths are quite fulfilling even without the MCU.
"Colter is on Evil right now (which is excellent IMO) so he's likely too busy. Ritter however has already started posting fitness selfie vids. With Iron Fist they could always just bring back Jessica Henwick since she's Iron Fist at the end of that show." – /Spiderbyte.
And in the case of 'Iron Fist', people support the MCU's possible decision to start from scratch, arguing that the original Netflix series was, to put it mildly, quite problematic.
"Yeah it's strange if true but u also gotta remember Jamie Foxx is an Oscar winning actor and lizard wasn't that bad and he was a cgi character with very few lines. I think the big deal about iron fist is his controversial history, the white saviour trope, etc. It didn't help that the tv show wasn't very good either and there was also the controversy about Finn Jones not working out for season 1 and all that stuff. I think that's one of the big reasons why they want to reboot the entire thing and start from scratch." – /Nahim33.