Well, if you didn’t think Joss Whedon was still influencing the future of Marvel, the latest development should convince you otherwise. Long time Whedon collaborator and writer Drew Goddard has officially came aboard to pen the first season of Daredevil for Marvel’s Netflix show.
For those who are unfamiliar, Goddard wrote for past Whedon properties such as Buffy and Angel, as well as co-wrote The Cabin in the Woods with the Avengers director himself. One can easily picture Whedon in the Marvel board room throwing this guy’s name in the hat just from past experience. Very fitting if you ask me.
As other sites have mentioned, this is none too surprising considering Goddard himself has expressed interest on joining the Marvel universe in past interviews.
What Marvel character would I not love to get on? That’s an easier question to answer. I would love any of it and I love Marvel, Joss and what they’re doing. It’s all about finding the right fit. Directing…in order to do your job right, you have to find ways to make it personal, and if we can find the right fit, then I would love to do it.
Also, in this interview from a year ago, Goddard explains how Daredevil impacted his childhood.
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.
Given the new announcement of the Netflix-Marvel expansion hitting in 2015, I think Goddard is a solid fit for drafting the new take on Daredevil. Now, we just have to wait for announcements for Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist.
Source: The Wrapby