The one-time Daredevil showrunner is back in the writer’s room for Season 2 of the hit Marvel/Netflix series.
After Goddard left ‘Daredevil’ to direct Sony’s ‘Sinister Six’ spinoff, which was cancelled following the blockbuster Spiderman deal between Marvel and Sony, many wondered if Goddard would work with Marvel again. Speaking with Steven Weintraub of Collider, Goddard offered some updates on his future with Marvel:
“I love Marvel, I still work with them. I was in the writers room of Season 2 a couple weeks ago—it’s going. I think this sort of got portrayed as this sort of animosity, [but] it’s never been the case. They know I love their properties, they’ve been very nice to me, we just keep trying to find the right fit.”
Goddard also seems to have a really great mindset regarding bringing comics to life. He said:
For me it’s all about how do I make it personal? With Matt Murdock I just had such a personal connection to that character it was just like, ‘I have to do this.’ I don’t want to—I call it “superhero karaoke”, I don’t wanna be a guy that just takes the comics and then shoots them onscreen. I think it’s our job to treat it as if it’s our run. If I’m the writer of a comic book, you wouldn’t just retell someone else’s story, you would just take that ball and move it forward.”
As for what he was doing as far as story contributions, the writer-director had this to say:
“My job is wonderful which is—I mean my friends are running it, Marco [Ramirez] and Doug [Petrie], and when I say, ‘What do you guys need?’ they say, ‘Come in, talk.’ That’s how it works, I’m still the executive producer. I show up and we talk about Matt Murdock and I say, ‘Do you need any more help?’ and they say, ‘No,’ and then I leave (laughs).”
Goddard didn’t say whether he was directly involved in any of the other upcoming Netflix properties when asked, but his comments seemed like he might be in some small way:
“I’m always there when they wanna talk about it, because this is what I do in my spare time anyway, sit around and talk about Daredevil. So if it counts as a job, I’m always ready to do it.”
That was all Goddard could really say as far as ‘Daredevil’ and the other series go, but he did offer one small, albeit vague, tease about the Punisher, one of the most anticipated parts of ‘Daredevil’ Season 2:
“I will say that it has been a joy to talk about Season 2 and I think fans are gonna be really excited.”
What do you think about Goddard’s comments? Is there another Marvel property you would like to see him working on? Sound off in the comments!
Season 2 of the Marvel/Netflix smash-hit ‘Daredevil’ should debut on Netflix in 2016, although an official release-date is not available yet.