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Marvel universe a slice smaller with "Luke Cage" cancellation
In this June 21, 2018 file photo, Mike Colter attends the premiere of the Netflix original series Marvel's "Luke Cage" season two at The Edison Ballroom in New York. (Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File )
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The Marvel universe just got a slice smaller on Netflix with the cancellation of "Marvel's Luke Cage" after two seasons.

The news Friday surprised fans and came a few weeks after Netflix axed another live-action Marvel series, "Iron Fist." Both are part of The Defenders world.

Netflix didn't explain the Cage cancellation in a joint statement with Marvel. They thanked creators, cast and crew — and fans of the Harlem Hero. An email request for additional comment from Netflix was not immediately returned Saturday.

The Cage series made a splash when it was released because it featured a rare black superhero in a standalone vehicle. Mike Colter starred as the bullet-proof hero for hire. The second season dropped in June.

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