Latino Review is reporting that Drew Goddard is leaving Marvel's upcoming Daredevil Netflix series. Goddard, the director of Cabin in the Woods and the screenwriter of Cloverfield, World War Z, and several episodes of cult television shows such as LOST, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, was set to executive produce the series and act as its showrunner. In addition, Goddard was to direct and write the first episode of the planned thirteen issue series.
According to THR, Goddard will be replaced by Steven S. DeKnight, a colleague of Goddard's from the Buffy and Angel writing rooms. Goddard will remain on as a consultant for the series, and will be focusing on the upcoming Sinister Six movie, a spinoff of Sony's Amazing Spider-Man franchise.
The timing is curious as Edgar Wright and Marvel announced that the director was leaving Ant-Man yesterday. Wright had been working on the movie for years, with casting for the main roles recently completed. Early reports suggested that Goddard may have departed Marvel out of solidarity for Wright, but it seems that Goddard simply has more interest in directing another feature film instead of working on a television project.
We'll keep you updated as more details become available.
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