AceShowbiz - Many fans are anticipating a second season for Netflix's "Marvel's The Defenders" that featured Jessica Jones, Daredevil, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. However, the streaming giant apparently killed fans' hope for another season of the ambitious crossover event by rebranding the official "The Defenders" Facebook page.
Fans notice that a page that used to provide updates about the 2017 miniseries is now changed to NX. According to the page's administrator, the page is "the page where heroes--and princesses, monsters, and mechs--come together. This is NX."
Possibly canceling the show is one thing, but fans seem to be not happy with Netflix's decision to repurpose "The Defenders" Facebook page in order to support its new brand. With that, NX easily has 500,000 Facebook followers on launch without spending any money on ads or promotion.
"Why not just make a new page than ruining the page of the defenders? SMH. Unlike!" a raged fan writes in the comment section. "Some advice you should probably let people know what you're doing ahead of time because it's therapeutic refreshing and watching the follower count drop by the thousands in less than 2 minutes," another fan adds.
Netflix just rebranded its Marvel's Defenders Facebook page as a page for all superhero and scifi shows on Netflix and people simply LOVED that decision pic.twitter.com/QI3VoLG9Qw— Brad Stephenson 🌈 (@Shuttlecock) September 17, 2018
Another fan angrily tweets, "Who the f**k @netflix decided it'd be a good idea to change the Defenders official Facebook page to a Netflix originals only page. Are you stupid?!"
"Yeah @netflix, why create a new page for your #NX social media channel when you can just pretend that the @TheDefenders page never existed," one other fan tweets alongside a screeshot of how Netflix changed "The Defenders" page to NX. The fan continues slamming the streaming service, "As someone who works in social media, I’m cringing so hard over this. @netflix removed all existing Defenders content, so it's not even a rebrand, it's erasing the existence and purpose of the original page."
"I wasn't aware of this new NX thing Netflix was going to launch, but doing it by taking over the @TheDefenders fb page without any warning, leaving people confused as to what's going on with Defenders and the other Marvel shows and not answering anyone is awful to do to fans," a confused fan adds.
Prior to its debut, "Marvel's The Defenders" was highly anticipated by fans who wanted to see the four of Marvel's biggest heroes joining forces to save New York City. However, the series wasn't necessarily a massive success following the debut.
"I had a great time doing 'The Defenders' and honestly, it was such a good experience that I would even do it again," Krysten Ritter shared. "I don't think we are doing it again. It was never intentioned to do it again, but, you know, if I was given another opportunity, I would."
Head of Marvel TV Jeph Loeb further echoed the remarks about a new season for the show, saying, "Not in the plans right now, but you never know!"