Marvel's Luke Cage showrunner responds to Netflix cancellation

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It's been a whirlwind week for the Powers That Be over at Marvel and Netflix.

Luke Cage saw the steepest decline in social media buzz, managing more than 300K mentions ahead of its release of the first season.

This past Friday, Netflix announced that it has swung the axe on Luke Cage, with the Mike Colter-headlined series becoming the second Marvel show to be cancelled by the streaming service this month after Iron Fist.

Additionally, lead actor Mike Colter, who plays Harlem's hero Luke Cage, was reportedly still under a contract with the superhero series and was expected to reprise his role in season 3 at the time of the show's cancellation. "Just a tragedy losing this great show".

Given how baffling this news was to fans, they aren't sitting sweetly and just accepting Netflix's decision.

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The 33-year-old signed a four-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers in July after leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers . I liked the way we competed at times. "Those were all positive".

Axing Luke Cage, however, was a total surprise.

"Unfortunately, Marvel's Luke Cage will not return for a third season", Marvel and Netflix told Deadline in a joint statement.

Marvel fans were recently hit with a double whammy in the last two weeks with the sudden cancelation of Marvel's Iron Fist after its sophomore season debuted with a far more positive critical reception than the fury of the fist's first season which was widely panned by fans and critics.

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.

Looks like it's a not-so-sweet Christmas for the hero of Harlem. Colter also appeared as the superhero in crossover series The Defenders and in Jessica Jones. "Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is proud of the series and grateful for all of the hard work from our incredible cast, crew and showrunners". Many also have their fingers crossed that Simone Missick's badass police detective Misty Knight from Luke Cage and Jessica Henwick's Colleen Wing and Alice Eve's Mary Walker from Iron Fist will link up for a possible Daughters of the Dragon show.

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