Marvel's Netflix 'Daredevil' TV Series Confirms Drew Goddard's Involvement

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In all the chaos and commotion of Marvel's announcement toward Netflix TV series for 'Daredevil,' 'Jessica Jones,' 'Iron Fist' and 'Luke Cage,' it became difficult to separate truth from rumor. Now, with 'Daredevil' the first in line for our 'Defenders,' Marvel has confirmed ‘LOST‘ executive producer and ‘The Cabin in the Woods’ helmer Drew Goddard to take the reigns of the 'Daredevil' TV series.

Goddard himself has previously been attached to the ‘Daredevil’ character for his self-expressed interest in writing for “the man without fear,” though initially we had only heard that Goddard would take up writing duties. Now, official word comes down from Marvel, with a more substantial involvement for the writer:

Marvel.com brought you the first news of the historic team-up between Marvel Television and Netflix, and now we’re proud to officially announce that award-winning writer/director Drew Goddard ("Buffy The Vampire Slayer," "Lost," "Cloverfield," "Cabin in the Woods," "World War Z") will join Marvel’s "Daredevil"! Goddard will write and direct the "Daredevil" first episode, setting the tone and look for the show, while also serving as series Showrunner and Executive Producer for the 13-episode series premiering on Netflix in 2015.

As for Goddard's credentials, the future 'Daredevil' showrunner directed ‘The Cabin in the Woods‘ from a script co-written with ‘The Avengers‘ director Joss Whedon, and has written for both ‘Buffy‘ and ‘Angel’ in the past. Meanwhile, Marvel has yet to officially confirm Melissa Rosenberg for 'Jessica Jones,' leaving 'Iron Fist' and 'Luke Cage' without any major names attached, for the moment.

What say you? Does 'Daredevil' look sound to be in good hands with Drew Goddard? Who would you like to see take the role of Matt Murdock when casting begins?

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