Drew Goddard Talks ‘Daredevil’ Season 2, ‘Jessica Jones’ Involvement
Early on in development of Marvel’s Netflix Daredevil, comic icon Drew Goddard signed on to take the reigns, only to bow out for Sony’s Sinister Six extension of the Amazing Spider-Man franchise. We all know how that went, but with Daredevil Season 2 on the horizon, how much more involved might Goddard be?
Having remained onboard Daredevil as an executive producer under showrunner Steven DeKnight, Goddard tells Collider that he’ll continue to consult and offer ideas on the second season. Daredevil again changed showrunners to Marco Rodriguez and Doug Petrie, though Goddard offered up a bit of clarification on his relationship to either creative team:
I love Marvel, I still work with them. I was in the writers room of Season 2 a couple weeks ago—it’s going. I think this sort of got portrayed as this sort of animosity, [but] it’s never been the case. They know I love their properties, they’ve been very nice to me, we just keep trying to find the right fit.
For me it’s all about how do I make it personal? With Matt Murdock I just had such a personal connection to that character it was just like, ‘I have to do this.’ I don’t want to—I call it “superhero karaoke”, I don’t wanna be a guy that just takes the comics and then shoots them onscreen. I think it’s our job to treat it as if it’s our run. If I’m the writer of a comic book, you wouldn’t just retell someone else’s story, you would just take that ball and move it forward.
My job is wonderful which is—I mean my friends are running it, Marco [Ramirez] and Doug [Petrie], and when I say, ‘What do you guys need?’ they say, ‘Come in, talk.’ That’s how it works, I’m still the executive producer. I show up and we talk about Matt Murdock and I say, ‘Do you need any more help?’ and they say, ‘No,’ and then I leave (laughs).
Goddard also spoke the possibility of contributing to either Jessica Jones or Luke Cage:
I’m always there when they wanna talk about it, because this is what I do in my spare time anyway, sit around and talk about Daredevil. So if it counts as a job, I’m always ready to do it.
Elsewhere of Daredevil Season 2, we know for sure that Elodie Yung has been cast in the role of Elektra, following Walking Dead alum Jon Bernthal’s Punisher, as well that Rosario Dawson has been confirmed to reprise her role as Claire Temple. Recent Jason Statham / Bullseye reports listed Marvel’s Mister Fear and Spider-Man villain Mysterio as potential villains for the season as well, though no confirmations have emerged.
Netflix’s Daredevil returns for Season 2 in 2016, but how much of Drew Goddard’s influence will be felt this time around? Will the other Defenders benefit from Goddard’s take on Daredevil as well?
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