File this one in the “probably going to happen” rumor column: TheWrap is reporting that Drew Goddard is in negotiations to write the Netflix original live-action series Daredevil. Their source is credited as “an individual with knowledge of the project,” but they quickly point out that no one from the Goddard, Disney, or Netflix camps have replied or offered to comment.
You probably know Goddard as the co-writer/director of The Cabin in the Woods, but should also know that he is a TV veteran having served time in the Lost, Alias, Buffy, and Angel writer’s rooms. He was also one of many writers on World War Z, and is currently in development on the sci-fi movie “The Martian” for 20th Century Fox.
Daredevil is the first of several recently-reported Disney/Marvel/Netflix live-action shows. Also announced to be getting series treatment are Luke Cage, Jessica Jones, and Iron Fist. The deal also mentioned a miniseries called The Defenders, but unless they plan on including Doctor Strange in the mix, it seems they’ll only share a name with their comic book counterparts, since Namor is still owned by Universal and Surfer is still owned by 20th Century Fox. What do you think they’ll do for Defenders? How about Goddard as the DD writer? I think it’s a strong choice but I want – NEED – to know what you think. Post below….