‘Cabin in the Woods’ Co-Creator Drew Goddard To Write Marvel’s ‘Daredevil’ For Netflix
In auspicious news for Daredevil fans, The Wrap is reporting that Drew Goddard is in talks to script the recently announced Marvel series for Netflix. Goddard earned high praise for his work directing and co-writing the horror hit Cabin in the Woods, and his involvement with Marvel’s Cinematic/Televised Universe makes sense given the studio’s close relationship with Joss Whedon, with whom Goddard has collaborated on Cabin in the Woods, Angel and Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
Also the writer of Cloverfield and a contributor to Lost, Alias and World War Z, Goddard is a self-professed Daredevil fanatic. When asked by Collider about the possibility of a filmed Daredevil project last year, Goddard threw down the geek cred gauntlet, saying, “You’re talking to a guy that had quotes from ‘Daredevil’ painted on his walls all growing up. When I was 18, I still had the blood-red door [with the quote] ‘I have shown him a man without hope is a man without fear.’”
Obviously Goddard knows his Daredevil stuff, but beyond familiarity with the lore he is a fine choice to head up the Netflix show for Marvel. As Cabin in the Woods demonstrates rather brilliantly, Goddard’s work can be at once thrilling and funny, and strikes a deft balance between light and dark — a skill required to bring the variously tortured and super-heroic Matt Murdock to the screen.
Created by Stan Lee and Bill Everett, Daredevil first appeared in 1964. The current series by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee is among Marvel’s best publications. The Daredevil show for Netflix is one of four projects announced for the streaming service, with the others focusing on Luke Cage, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist.