‘Daredevil’ Series Hires ‘Cloverfield’ Writer Drew Goddard [Rumor]

Drew Goddard is reportedly in talks to pen Netflix and Marvel’s Daredevil series.

The writer, who is best known for writing both Cloverfield and Joss Whedon’s Cabin in the Woods, is reportedly negotiating with the boys and girls at Disney to put his unique touch on the proposed television show. However, neither Disney nor Goddard have confirmed these rumors as of this writing. If you like the guy’s work, then cross your fingers.

However, an anonymous source recently told The Wrap that the World War Z screenwriter is definitely in talks with the studio to bring the Daredevil series to life. Of course, this whole deal could fall through without notice. After all, this is Hollywood.

During his chat with the folks at Collider last year, the writer expressed his undying passion for the iconic superhero. Apparently he was a pretty big Daredevil fan growing up, which means he’s very familiar with the character’s strengths and weaknesses.

“You’re talking to a guy who had quotes from Daredevil painted on his walls growing up. 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 love. If we can find the right project, I’d love to do it,” Goddard told the website.

Daredevil isn’t the only character getting a show on Netflix. The Inquisitr previously reported that Luke Cage, Iron Fist, and Jessica Jones will each get a 13-episode series. Once their stories are properly told, the characters will come together for The Defenders.

“This deal is unparalleled in its scope and size, and reinforces our commitment to deliver Marvel’s brand, content and characters across all platforms of storytelling. Netflix offers an incredible platform for the kind of rich storytelling that is Marvel’s specialty,” Marvel Entertainment said in a recent statement.

Although 20th Century Fox previously owned the rights to the character, Daredevil found his way back to Marvel earlier this year. The Grey director Joe Carnahan was once attached to the reboot, though the project never came to fruition.

Marvel’s Kevin Feige teased Daredevil‘s eventual return during a recent interview with Bleeding Cool last month. At the time the chat went to press, Feige wasn’t quite sure how the studio wanted to approach the character.

“We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don’t want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time,” he explained.

What do you think about Drew Goddard penning the upcoming Daredevil series?

[Image via Marvel Comics]