Earlier this month, Marvel and Netflix made the major announcement that four all-new original shows based on Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Daredevil would be coming to the popular streaming service and culminate in ‘The Defenders’, a mini-series that brings them all together. Recently, in an interview conducted a few days before the announcement was made, Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige dropped some hints at what was in store for the Man Without Fear. Now, thanks to the latest reports, we have an idea of who could be penning the next adventure for Matt Murdock.
According to The Wrap, Drew Goddard is currently in negotiations to write the upcoming ‘Daredevil’ series for Netflix and Disney/Marvel. While he’s mostly known for his work on the big screen these days with projects like ‘Cloverfield’, ‘World War Z’, and ‘The Cabin In The Woods’, which he worked on with the Marvel Cinematic Universe overlord Joss Whedon, Goddard has been known to dabble in writing and producing for the small screen on a few little ABC shows called ‘Lost’ and ‘Alias’. Prior to that, he also worked with Whedon again on ‘Buffy The Vampire Slayer’ and ‘Angel’. Needless to say, with a resume like that, the filmmaker is certainly well equipped to tackle the series based on the exploits of Hell’s Kitchen’s resident blind superhero/lawyer for the even smaller screen. (Or the regular small screen, depending on how you watch Netflix.)
Not only does Goddard have the necessary experience to work on this unprecedented original programming, but he’s also a huge fan of the character. In an interview earlier this year, he expressed his great love for Daredevil that spilled off of the page and onto his walls while he was growing up:
“You’re talking to a guy who had quotes from Daredevil painted on his wall while growing up. Even 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 loved and so it’s the sort of thing that if we can find the right project, I would love to do it.”
Well, it looks like the right project has finally come along. It also probably doesn’t hurt to have a frequent collaborator and good friend in a very high position of power, but I’d like to think that Goddard would have been considered even if his relationship with Whedon was non-existent because he’s an extremely talented storyteller that could bring something very interesting to the table with ‘Daredevil’.
What do you think about Drew Goddard possibly writing the upcoming ‘Daredevil’ series for Netflix? Is he a good choice to take on the Man Without Fear in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? Share your thoughts in the comment section.