Goddard Drops Out Of Daredevil
By Dr. Know on May 24th, 2014
More Marvel-ous mayhem this weekend; in addition to the news of Edgar Wright parting ways with Marvel on Ant-Man, word has come down the wire that writer/director/showrunner Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) has left Marvel’s Netflix series for Daredevil. To boot, he’s being replaced by Steven S. DeKnight (Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, Angel, Spartacus).
Allegedly, Goddard pulled out back in March when he was assigned to Sony’s planned Sinister Six spin-off movie, the extension of Sony’s take on The Amazing Spider-Man universe. Nevertheless, Goddard did write the first two episodes before jumping ship and word is he’ll still be involved as an executive producer.
Marvel is now looking for a director for the pilot episode of what’s planned to be five 13-episode series for Netflix, which will be followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage. This will, of course, pave the way for The Defenders series on Netflix.
Having said that, rumors are swirling that the real reason Goddard dropped out is because he’s replacing Edgar Wright on Ant-Man. Since Marvel has already stated they have another director in place for Ant-Man, one could easily assume this is a strong possibility.
Stay tuned, as I’m sure Marvel will come clean at some point (probably with another lame-ass-last-minute-long weekend press release).