Drew Goddard leaves Netflix Daredevil series

News Louisa Mellor 27 May 2014 - 07:08

Spartacus showrunner Steven DeKnight has replaced Drew Goddard on the Netflix Daredevil series...

It's been an eventful few days for Marvel projects. Coinciding with the surprise departure of Edgar Wright from Marvel's Ant-Man picture is news that Drew Goddard (The Cabin In The WoodsAliasAngelLost) has left the studio's Daredevil TV series, which is due to start production this summer.

Last November, Goddard was announced as writing and producing on the 13-episode Daredevil show, which will arrive on Netflix as the first of four new series showcasing Marvel's Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist. He's been replaced by Spartacus showrunner Steven DeKnight.

Goddard was recently snapped up by Sony to direct Spider-Man spin-off The Sinister Six, which may now arrive in cinemas before The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in 2016. It looks as though his Spidey commitment has trumped the Marvel job, taking him off the small-screen project and onto the cinematic one.

After months of prep, Goddard's hand will surely still be felt in the eventual Daredevil series despite this departure, especially as he remains a consultant on the Marvel show. We'll bring you more on the new Netflix/Marvel quartet as it arrives.

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Which dude is it in the photo?

Appartly it's Goddard, because DeKnight looks like Lex Luthor.

Well. DeKnight also did Angel and he did Buffy, Dollhouse, Smallville and Spartacus. Also his propossed scifi series Incursion which Starz still wants to make and IMDB has listed as for 2017 sounds awesome. (For those who don't know, Incursion is about an interplanitary war in which each season will be the battle for a planet. It will be complimented with a Band of Brothers sauce.)

I thought Goddard...

I somehow think he might be backing the wrong horse here. Unless there's a huge uplift in quality I can't see Sony-Man franchise creating that kind of demand.

Sounds tasty!

I never really took to Spartucus personally - always seemed to me to be a bit of a mess of violence and sex, so I'm not ecstatic with this news.

They show it late at night on one of the less high-profile cable channels here in Poland, so I always assumed it was some cheap tat - thugs in period costume beating and screwing each other. Had no idea until recently that in the rest of the world it's some kind of super, 'awesome' thing. :D

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