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Daredevil Has New Showrunner

A Buffy Alum?!

By Robert T. Trate     May 26, 2014
Source: The Hollywood Reporter

The Daredevil Update from Mania.com
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Well Marvel’s Daredevil fans can rest easy, for now. Just days after losing Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard, to Sony’s Sinister Six movie, Marvel found the series a new showrunner. Now it all depends on your level of geekery and favorite TV shows if this is a good thing or not. The good news, right of the bat, is that Marvel picked Steven S. DeKnight, a Joss Whedon/ Buffy the Vampire Slayer Alum for the new Netflix series. So of you love Buffy, Angel, and Dollhouse this is good thing. If you love Spartacus: War of the Damned and Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, both on Showtime, again you are golden. If you got fed up with Smallville, of which he produced 64 episodes of, you may be in trouble. Hey different strokes for different folks. 

The proof is in the pudding and DeKnight has some solid TV experience behind him. Personally, I cannot wait for this new Daredevil series. I reserve my judgement for after it arrives. Who leaves Daredevil for the Sinister Six?

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nemesis1_57 5/26/2014 8:49:41 PM

 I wouldn't be surprised if Goddard backed out of Sinister Six or it gets cancelled all together. 

xpaladinx45 5/27/2014 5:14:41 AM

 Liked Angel and Buffy.  Couldn't stand dollhouse, thought it was a snooze fest.  And Smallville...oh Smallville, how terribly done was that show?  So I am not sure where that leaves me.  I'll reserve judgement and give it a chance

ElBaz13 5/27/2014 5:15:47 AM

Not sure what the allure is towards a Sinister Six movie over Daredevil considering DD has more appeal.

Oh yeah....less work, more money.


redvector 5/27/2014 5:17:13 AM

With AS2 tracking to make considerably less than the first film in the franchise reboot, Sony has got be concerned. So they might want to pull the plug on the Sinister Six movie.

Redshirt1 5/27/2014 8:01:35 AM

If I remember right this is part of the Disney/Marvel universe. If so Whedon is ultimately holding the reigns on all productions to maintain continuity. So it may work out ok.

rogue188 5/27/2014 8:02:48 AM

I wonder if this has to do with Marvel not letting Goddard do exactly what he wants. Also, screw the Sinister Six movie. I would not pay money to see it.

ElBaz13 5/27/2014 8:34:14 AM

It could be rogue188.

But Goddard is a buddy of Whedon. You would think Whedon would tell him.

Before you sign with these guys, expect this kind of control...

I think any director signing on with Marvel/Disney now should expect this tight control to keep the MCU together. It's their bread and butter and it's working pretty good so far. No stand alone movies anymore a la Christopher Nolan. So any director that comes in with their own vision, will be shown the door.

As I said before, the movies work like the Marvel bullpen. Back in the comic days, if they hired a hot writer or artist, they let them know what to expect. Some left (the Image guys) and some stayed to continue shaping the universe (Bendis). Even J M Strazynski left after he couldn't stand working with other areas for crossovers.

That's the way it is with the comics. That's the way it is with the movies.

I'm sure once WB gets their universe like that going, they will have the same issues.with directors.

redvector 5/27/2014 8:53:48 AM

Yeah, DC probably realizes that while the Nolan Batman franchise films were successful, ultimately they were a missed opportunity to build a shared movie universe.

Wiseguy 5/27/2014 10:27:20 AM

I'm waiting on this to subscribe to netflix.

Tevii 5/27/2014 11:23:21 AM

 Awesome. Stephen S. DeKnight will do great. Cant wait for this series and with him as the frontrunner, Arrow will definitely have competition now.


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