Though both the first and upcoming second season of Marvel and Netflix’s “Daredevil” series have been run by others, one of the key players behind the success of the series has been “Cabin in the Woods” co-writer/director Drew Goddard.
Before production began, Goddard opted out of the series to work on Sony’s “Sinister Six” film with Steven S. DeKnight taking on the duties for the first season while Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez took over the reins in the second.
Sitting down at the Toronto International Film Festival this week to talk about “The Martian,” Goddard revealed to Collider that he’s still involved in “Daredevil” in its second season if only in more of a consultation capacity:
“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).”
“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. I will say that it has been a joy to talk about Season 2 and I think fans are gonna be really excited.”
Despite being burned with the collapse of the “Sinister Six” film, Goddard may still end up helming one of their film’s some day. Asked if that was a possibility he responded:
“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.
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.”
The second season of “Daredevil” is currently in production ahead of an April 2016 airing.