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 He's been replaced by Spartacus showrunner Steven DeKnight.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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