Marvel and Netflix shocked fans with the cancellation of Luke Cage at the same time as Daredevil season 3 was premiering. The reaction from Marvel fans and other Marvel Netflix stars has been pouring out all weekend – but now we’re finally hearing from the man himself.

Here’s what Luke Cage star Mike Colter recently posted to social media, regarding the cancellation:

I am forever grateful to Marvel and Netflix for letting me portray such a prolific character, and I thank you amazing fans. As one door closes, another has opened, with the birth of my daughter this week. A lot of great memories. Time to make more. Always forward, forward always

— Mike Colter (@realmikecolter) October 22, 2018

At first glance it may seem like Colter is flashing Marvel and Netflix the ol’ bird – but it quickly becomes apparent upon examination that the actor is actually taking things in stride. With this picture of his newborn daughter, Colter is reframing a major disappointment as a major new life chapter opening up. Colter has been married to his wife, Iva, since 2016, with whom he has one previous child, also a daughter. Iva was visibly pregnant when the couple attended the Luke Cage season 2 premiere earlier this year; we wish the couple the best with their new addition.

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