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.