Last updated on 11 May 2022.
Daredevil and all Netflix-Marvel shows are now coming on Disney+ Hotstar in India, after getting released in the USA a few weeks ago. Check full details here!
Daredevil’s release date in India on Hotstar
The wait is finally over. The release date of Marvel’s Daredevil series on Hotstar in India is 21 May 2022.
Indian fans have been waiting for this popular show to debut on Disney+ Hotstar for a long time. All the 3 seasons of Daredevil were critically-acclaimed with some fans calling it their favourite Marvel web series of all time.
They have been asking about Daredevil’s release to Hotstar on their social media accounts for more than 2 months.
Netflix Marvel series on Hotstar India
All the Netflix Marvel series including Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Defenders and Punisher will stream on Disney+ Hotstar from 21 May 2022 in India. Here is the official announcement:
The countdown is on.— Disney+ Hotstar (@DisneyPlusHS) May 10, 2022
Marvel’s Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, The Defenders and The Punisher, start streaming May 21. pic.twitter.com/l6PkcUmuQ4
Daredevil and all the related Marvel Television shows were once part of Netflix’s streaming service.
They premiered on Netflix but were owned by Disney (parent company of Marvel). Netflix never had full rights to them.
So, when Disney decided to start their own streaming platform (Disney+) in 2018, they cancelled any new Marvel-Netflix series in development. This is because they wanted to release their own original shows set in the MCU like WandaVision, Loki etc.
However, because of the contract between Disney & Netflix, all these series stayed on Netflix for about 2 more years. These characters were also not allowed to crossover in the main MCU. In 2021, this contract ended. Now, Disney+ can stream them on their platform.
From 16 March 2022, all these Marvel-Netflix series released on the US version of Disney+. The same happened on Disney+ in Canada, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.
Indian audiences were also expecting to release them in the country on Disney+ Hotstar, but that didn’t happen. Fans were furious about this delay. But now they will be happy. Stream Daredevil, Punisher or Defenders on Hotstar from May 21.
Will they be dubbed in Hindi, Tamil or Telugu?
Many Indian viewers like to watch foreign shows in their local language to better understand them. That is why some of the seasons of these shows were dubbed in Indian languages by Netlfix India.
But we don’t know whether Hotstar will get the rights to the dubbed versions. They will definitely stream the Netflix Marvel shows in English on Hotstar.
If the dubbing rights didn’t revert, Hotstar has to get the Hindi, Tamil and Telugu dubbing done by themselves, which will definitely take some months. This means initially the only option to watch these series is only in English.
One more doubt here is whether Hotstar will do it or not because they didn’t dub the What If series in Hindi. Let’s just wait for future updates!
Are these shows connected to MCU?
This is one of the biggest questions asked by viewers: Are Netflix-Marvel shows connected to the MCU? The answer is still not clear.
Talking about the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe), their movies and shows were produced by Marvel Studios.
These Netflix shows were produced by ABC Studios and Marvel Television Division, which is different from Marvel Studios. While some of the episodes in these series had references to the events of Marvel movies, they were not mentioned by the Movie Studio.
Even these characters were not part of the final Assemble scene in ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
Even on Disney+, this TV series storyline is called “Defenders Saga” and is not retrofitted in the MCU section. All these hints that these are not connected to the MCU.
However, things changed with two big characters’ cameos from the Netflix-Marvel series in the main MCU features. Charlie Cox who played Daredevil appeared in 2021’s Spider-Man No Way Home, and Vincent D’Onofrio who played Kingpin was in 2021’s Hawkeye series.
But there was no confirmation that these are officially the same characters from their old shows, or Marvel Studios just recast the same actor. We can’t write anything in stone.
There were also some reports that Marvel is making their own Daredevil series, but we don’t know whether it will be a continuation of the old series or a soft reboot. We will get our answers at that time.
All Marvel Netflix shows in Order to Watch on Hotstar
Now that the good news is out, let’s check where to start. There are so many seasons, so you might get confused.
If you want to watch all the Marvel Netflix shows on Hotstar, here is the order you should go for (the same order in which they premiered):
|2||Jessica Jones S01||2015|
|4||Luke Cage S01||2016|
|5||Iron Fist S01||2017|
|7||The Punisher S01||2017|
|8||Jessica Jones S02||2018|
|9||Luke Cage S02||2018|
|10||Iron Fist S02||2018|
|12||The Punisher S02||2019|
|13||Jessica Jones S03||2019|
There is a total of 13 seasons set in 6 different franchises: Daredevil (3), Jessica Jones (3), Luke Cage (2), Iron Fist (2), Defenders (1) and Punisher (2). In total, you will have to watch 161 episodes, each having a runtime of 40-60 minutes.
Some fans will also like to rewatch previous seasons to start fresh from the beginning. It’s their choice but above is the Watch Order to follow.
So now you know when will all Netflix-Marvel series including Daredevil will release on Hotstar India. Enjoy the shows, some of them really good!
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