Netflix and Marvel TV recently announced they canceled Luke Cage just a week after the streaming service put the kibosh on Iron Fist. Now, a new report offers a number of reasons about why Luke Cage was cancelled.

Netflix and Marvel TV released a joint statement confirming the show was cancelled:

“Unfortunately, Marvel’s Luke Cage will not return for a third season. Everyone at Marvel Television and Netflix is grateful to the dedicated showrunner, writers, cast and crew who brought Harlem’s Hero to life for the past two seasons, and to all the fans who have supported the series.”

The Hollywood Reporter indicates the show was canceled due to “creative differences.” It also adds there was an “inability to agree to terms for a third season of the show.”

Showrunner Cheo Hodari Coker seemed to have been caught off guard by the news.

However, he also seemed grateful for being allowed to work on the show.

Luke Cage actor Mike Colter was also thankful for the opportunity to portray Luke Cage and had a positive message.

Bushmaster actor Mustafa Shakir had a little bit of a different response to the cancellation indicating the people behind the decision might not be okay!

The cancellation of both Luke Cage and Iron Fist brings Marvel TV’s shows on Netflix down to Daredevil, Jessica Jones, and Punisher. The decision also comes on the heels of Disney getting ready to launch its own streaming service which is expected to have a number of Marvel Cinematic Universe tie-in shows including rumored shows involving Loki and Scarlet Witch.

But maybe what’s even more interesting is that The Kingdom Insider has hinted that Disney is making significant cuts to its theme parks including Walt Disney World. It’s possible with the upcoming Fox buyout, Disney is making not only cuts to their theme parks, but to their other divisions as well in order for the Fox assets as well as to prepare for the launch of their streaming service. The Kingdom Insider speculates that “Disney needs to free up some cash going into 2019” in order to prepare for these big changes.

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