It was one hell of a crazy weekend for Marvel Studios. Within a couple of days Ant-Man lost Edgar Wright as its director and it was revealed that their Daredevil series lost its writer and director, Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods). I don't know what is going on over at Marvel right now, but I don't see what good can come from it. Fans like me aren't very encouraged by this craziness.
Goddard pulled out from his directing duties on the series when he was brought in by Sony Pictures to write and direct The Amazing Spider-Man spin-off film, The Sinister Six. Goddard wrote the first two episodes of Daredevil and is still attached as an executive producer.
Deadline is now reporting that Spartacus creator Stephen S. DeKnight has been brought on as Daredevil's executive producer and showrunner. The studio is on the hunt for a director to replace Goddard.
Daredevil premieres on Netflix in 2015 and is the first of four 13-episode comic book series that Marvel is producing for Netflix. It will be followed by Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage, with the characters from each show coming together for a miniseries called The Defenders.
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