Drew Goddard in Talks to Pen Marvel’s DAREDEVIL Netflix Series

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Things appear to be moving quickly on Marvel’s venture into the television world.  Just a few months after launching Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. on ABC to a mixed response, Marvel announced that it was teaming up with Netflix to develop four live-action series centering around four separate characters, followed by a Marvel’s The Defenders mini-series event that will bring the characters together.  The first character series out of the gate will be Daredevil, as the character rights just recently reverted back to Marvel after Fox failed to mount a feature film reboot in time.  Now we have our first clue as to what to expect from the Daredevil series, as Cabin in the Woods and Cloverfield scribe Drew Goddard is being eyed to pen the adventures of blind superhero Matt Murdock.

Hit the jump for more, including what Goddard told us last year about his passion for the character.

daredevil-marvel-netflixThe folks over at The Wrap report that Drew Goddard is in negotiations to write the Daredevil series for Netflix and Marvel.  Goddard is a swell fit, as he has penned numerous geek-friendly properties like Lost, Alias, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer and made his directorial debut with last year’s excellent Cabin in the Woods, which he co-wrote with Joss Whedon.  Goddard was also behind the reworked ending for this summer’s tentpole World War Z.  The scribe seems like a swell fit for Daredevil, given that during an interview with us last year he expressed his love for the character:

“You’re talking to a guy who had quotes from Daredevil painted on his walls growing up.  When I was 18 I still had the blood-red door with the ‘I have shown him that a man without hope is a man without fear,’ that was what I love.  If we can find the right project, I’d love to do it.”

I wonder if pal Joss Whedon’s role as Marvel consultant came in handy when the studio began batting around the idea of a Daredevil series?

We still don’t know what the focus of this Daredevil show will be, but all four of the Marvel/Netflix shows will take place in Hell’s Kitchen, New York.  The Daredevil series will debut in 2015 and will be followed by, in order, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage.  Matt and I were just discussing on this week’s podcast how Marvel might be approaching its Netflix series, and we both expressed hope that the shows would be creator driven.  Hiring Drew Goddard to craft Daredevil is an excellent step in the right direction.


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  • http://www.collider.com/ DNAsplitter

    Great choice. I thought David Slade would have been a great fit with directing the pilot episode to help set up the tone and feel for the series as he did with the show Hannibal but Goddard is a nice choice. Glad Marvel is getting some nice talent behind their series. Excited to see who they cast as Matt Murdock.

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  • IronMan 3 is a Mess

    Even though he’s only been involved with garbage thus far, at least it sounds like his heart is in the right place, which is much more than can be said about most of these director’s Marvel Studios has chosen. It can’t possibly be worse than Agents of SHIELD…

    • Iron Man 3 is a Mess

      Although I’d still much prefer an adult-oriented animated series instead of these wonky live-action shows.

    • jack

      garbage is in the eye of the beholder….I happened to enjoy Cabin in the Woods and also enjoyed Cloverfield. You’re going to have quite a few fanboys of those shows he worked on calling you out too. He’s a great choice for this material

    • Bob

      Cabin in the Woods wasnt garbage. Was it as amazing as some critics were saying? No way. But not garbage.

  • Idris Elba

    Idris Elba needs to be Daredevil.

    • Guest

      …’s pal Luke Cage.


      man if i had my way elba would play black panther, james bond, and countless other pop culture icons. but marvel already nabbed him as heimdall, and therefore we probably wont see him in any other big franchises, let alone another marvel character

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  • mattinacan

    ok, this is really fantastic news, Cabin in the Woods was one of the most clever movies of 2012.

  • jocab_w

    I’m a happy Daredevil fan.

  • Hamish

    Now, go get Neil Marshall, David Slade, or Timothy Van Patten to direct.

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  • Pk

    I’m surprised drew Goddard hasn’t been brought aboard to direct any of the marvel movies.

  • Robby Richmond

    Goddard’s one of Wheedons boys, Rosenberg has plenty of form with Dexter, now we see the power of netflix and the determination of marvel to ensure these shows re taken seriously. Fair play to them. Now casting seems the biggest issue for fanboys but so long as someone walks in the writers room and in big capital letters writes SOA NOT AOS on the whiteboard that would be super. Also, Nonso Anozie for Luke Cage, Alexander or Bill Skarsgard as Dare Devil, Sam Riley as Iron Fist and Brie Larson for Jess Jones please.

  • Murdock

    Now get Joe Carnahan back on the horn to direct. Make amends for his getting shafted by Fox.

  • Cog

    Please no Ben A.

  • Cog

    Please no Ben A.

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  • Jamesy

    I thought the plan for this idea was to have each character in the same show? Like a TV Avengers. Good to know that each character will have their own show and time to develop the character. I hope each one is successful though, it could easily just be Daredevil who is the one that stands out most due to the other characters being relatively unknown to general tv audiences.

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