Last week, Marvel and Netflix announced they are teaming up for TV shows based on the popular comic books Daredevil, Iron Fist, Luke Cage and Jessica Jones, which will debut sometime in 2015. Today, we have word that Drew Goddard is in negotiations to write the Daredevil series.
The comic book, which was adapted into a 2003 Daredevil movie starring Ben Affleck, follows blind lawyer Matt Murdock, who moonlights as a masked crimefighter, using his heightened four senses to his advantage while cleaning up the streets of New York's Hell's Kitchen.
There is no word on who may be developing the other three Netflix shows, each of which will consist of 13 episodes and lead into The Defenders mini-series. Disney executive Jay Rasulo revealed that, while these shows are in the works, there is still the possibility that these heroes may get their own movies as well, depending on how popular each show is on Netflix.
Drew Goddard most recently directed The Cabin in the Woods, from a script he co-wrote with Joss Whedon. He also co-wrote the zombie blockbuster World War Z. On the small screen, he has served as writer and producer on Lost, Alias, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel. The filmmaker is also a lifelong Daredevil fan, which he revealed in a recent interview.
"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."
No production schedule was given for any of these Marvel/Netflix shows.