Another major Marvel departure is breaking over the Memorial Day weekend. Drew Goddard, the director of The Cabin in the Woods and writer of Cloverfield, has reportedly left the Marvel’s Netflix TV show, Daredevil.
Update: Goddard’s exit is confirmed, and a new showrunner has been named. Original story, with an addendum, follows.
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The boldest move Marvel is making in the next couple years is launching a set of four limited-run series on Netflix, all of which will build to one team-up event. Daredevil will be the first series that leads up to The Defenders, and while we know the target delivery window for the show is 2015, that’s just about all we know. Drew Goddard (The Cabin in the Woods) will write and direct the show, but that’s all we’ve got so far. But Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada — a man with deep connections to Daredevil — recently talked about the show, and indicated that it is being envisioned as basically one long movie, broken up into hour-long parts. Read More »
Part one of our Joe Carnahan interview, discussing Stretch and Death Wish, is here. Part two, talking about Nemesis and working in Hollywood, is here.
Here’s the third and final part of our massive conversation with director Joe Carnahan. After wading through some of his more pressing projects and objections to the Hollywood machine, the talk turned to future opportunities. We discussed the fact Paramount is doing a Narc TV show. We talked about whether or not he’s interested in helping with Drew Goddard‘s Daredevil TV show, having been a part of the potential film. Carnahan also discussed Frank Grillo‘s current explosion as an actor, some future plans the two have, and he talked about potentially directing a Star Wars movie. Read the finale of our Joe Carnahan interview below. Read More »
As other film studios race to catch up to Marvel, Marvel is moving ahead. One of their most exciting announcements last year was the fact they’d be bringing four TV shows direct to Netflix, culminating in a fifth team-up series. The first of those will be the New York-set Daredevil, run and written by Drew Goddard. For the most part, details on the series have been sketchy, but Marvel Entertainment’s Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada recently cleared up a few things about the show.
First, as expected, all the shows will exist in the same universe as all the films and other TV shows. He also suggested the shows would all arrive on Netflix all at once, instead of following a more staggered release pattern. Below, read Quesada’s quotes about the Daredevil Netflix series. Read More »
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Filming in the biggest U.S. cities can be incredibly expensive. Thanks to the costs of permits, security, and simple logistics, to actually film on location in New York City or Los Angeles is not financially feasible for many major productions. But most major productions aren’t backed by Marvel or Disney. Wednesday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a special, multi-million dollar incentive program created specifically to lure Marvel Studios to New York to film the entirety of its Netflix series of shows, That’s 60 one-hour episodes total, which will now be shot in NYC.
UPDATE: We updated with the full press release.
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Marvel’s deal with Netflix to bring a quartet of heroes to television was a somewhat divisive move. The TV idea, with four shows building to one limited series starring super-team The Defenders, is ambitious and interesting, but a new TV show is not how some fans wanted to see Daredevil and Luke Cage.
Seems like many of the displeased fans have been mollified by Marvel’s additional plans for each show. Hiring one creator/showrunner to oversee each character’s series is a good move, which will hopefully give each series a unique personality. For Daredevil, the choice is Drew Goddard, who scripted Cloverfield and co-wrote and directed The Cabin in the Woods. The original report of Goddard’s involvement came just under a month ago, and Marvel has now confirmed and offered a bit of extra detail. Read More »