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Drew Goddard To Write Daredevil Netflix Series

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When the announcement came that Disney and Marvel were bringing some of their superheros to Netflix in the form of live action 13-episode series, it seemed almost like a fever dream and way too good to be true, but today’s news reiterates how real this really is.

First one out of the gate is Daredevil, which famously flopped as a feature film starring Ben Affleck as the blind superhero. With its newly reinstated rights won back from Fox, Disney are now negotiating with Drew Goddard to write the Netflix series, according to The Wrap.

Goddard is a longtime pal and collaborator of Joss Whedon, who is either officially or unofficially overseeing the entire MCU for the studio (either way, he’s had something or other to do with all the post-Avengers films thus far). The two co-wrote and Goddard directed cult favorite horror flick Cabin in the Woods, so we can probably assume Whedon will have quite a bit to do with this latest massive undertaking as well.

Daredevil will be followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, culminating in an Avengers-style team-up miniseries bringing together The Defenders. Oh my gosh, I can’t wait. Your move, DC.

jessicajonesMelissa Rosenberg To Write And Oversee Marvel’s Jessica Jones Netflix Series

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Yup, this is real alright. Hours after we learned that Drew Goddard would be writing and overseeing Marvel’s Daredevil live-action series for Netflix, now comes word via Deadline that Jessica Jones has itself a showrunner as well, in the form of Melissa Rosenberg.

She may be best known for Twilight and elicit an automatic negative reaction, but Rosenberg is very respected for her TV work on series like Dexter, and more than that, she’s very familiar with Jessica Jones as she had previously worked on writing for the Marvel superhero three years ago when a series was in development at ABC. The Netflix series will be a different incarnation, according to Deadline, though Jones will still be hanging up her spandex and opening a detective agency.

Also interesting about the two bits of news we’ve gotten today on this new undertaking is that Marvel and Netflix seem intent on experienced, relatively well known writers to oversee these projects. No direct-to-Netflix quality issues here, I think. Also, this means we’ll probably find out soon who will be shepherding Iron Fist and Luke Cage.

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