If Edgar Wright departing ANT-MAN earlier this week came a little out of the blue, now comes word from Latino Review that Drew Goddard has stepped away from Marvel’s Netflix-exclusive DAREDEVIL. Goddard was initially attached to write and direct the pilot episode then act as showrunner and executive producer for the series.
It’s suggested that Marvel and Disney already have their Edgar Wright replacement lined up, although they’re keeping schtum on that one for now. That’s not the case with DAREDEVIL, for SPARTACUS creator Stephen S. DeKnight has already been announced to work as DAREDEVIL’s showrunner and as an executive producer. Goddard will also still serve as an executive producer, and he put the script in place for the first two episodes of the 13-episode series.
There was some brief speculation that Goddard may have left DAREDEVIL to actually take over from Wright on ANT-MAN, but it appears that he left the Matt Murdock gig in order to focus on Sony’s THE SINISTER SIX movie.
Whilst DAREDEVIL is now in the hunt for a new director for its pilot, Marvel is also developing Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage shows for Netflix, with the four separate shows culminating in a Defenders miniseries.
Expect more on this as it develops.
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