Marvel's last remaining Irish American superhero series Daredevil has been cancelled
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Marvel's last remaining Irish American superhero series Daredevil has been cancelled

NETFLIX HAS cancelled Daredevil after three seasons of the popular Marvel series.

In an official statement, Netflix said it was "tremendously proud of the show's last and final season," but added that "although it's painful for the fans, we feel it best to close this chapter on a high note."

The news brings to an end the small screen adventures of one of only a handful of Irish American superheroes in the Marvel universe.

Hollywood star Chris Evans has previously spoken about the Irish origins of Steve Rogers, aka Captain America.

However, with the actor vacating the role after the next Avengers film, Ireland's influence over the Marvel television and cinematic universe is on the wane.

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Daredevil, or Matt Murdock as he is known by day, is famous for growing up the slums of Hell's Kitchen in New York where he was raised with very strong Irish Catholic values.

Blinded as a child after an encounter with some toxic waste, Murdock soon discovered the accident had left him with enhanced senses and found salvation in religion.

Keen to clean up the crime-ridden streets, Murdock soon emerged as a superhero New York's Irish American community could be proud of.

Marvel's last remaining Irish American superhero series Daredevil has been cancelled.

 

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Over the course of three enthralling seasons, Daredevil tackled on a variety of iconic Marvel characters including Kingpin, Elektra, Punisher, The Hand, Stick and Bullseye.

Played with aplomb by actor Charlie Cox and ably supported by a cast that included Deborah Ann Woll, Elden Henson, and Vincent D'Onofrio, the show consistently garnered positive reviews and quickly garnered an impressive fanbase.

More crucially still, the series retained Murdock's Catholic religious faith throughout its run.

That hasn't prevented the series from being axed by Netflix which has already swung the axe of both Luke Cage and Iron Fist.

The cancellation has prompted an outpouring of appreciation on Twitter from the cast and fans of the series alike:

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Could Daredevil yet be resurrected with a new series on Disney's new streaming service?

The animation giant also owns Marvel and could yet be convinced to bring the show back given the number of fans reacting with sadness to its cancellation.

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Maybe Marvel's Irish American hero isn't done with the small screen quite yet.