Mark Waid Shares His Thoughts On The DAREDEVIL Netflix Series


daredevilWe all know the deal by now that four Marvel heroes will be getting their own Netflix series which will eventually lead in to a crossover event called Defenders. We’ve heard a little about Daredevil and Jessica Jones, but Iron Fist and Luke Cage are still a mystery to us. Drew Goddard of Cabin in the Woods Fame will be writing, directing, and showrunning the Daredevil series which will air sometime in 2015. That’s the one a lot of people (myself included) are most looking forward to. Current Daredevil writer Mark Waid recently stopped by to talk to the folks at Nerdist and he shared his thoughts on the upcoming series.

After talking about his new graphic novel Shadow Walk, Waid was asked what he thought about Goddard helming the TV Daredevil ship. Waid has overseen a truly great era of stories for ol’ horn head the past few years, garnering both widespread acclaim from critics and readers alike, so he’s a good man to ask about such things. The legendary writer said that he would love for Goddard to call him before the question was even fully asked, but he had a few things to say about why he thinks Netflix is a good home for the Man Without Fear:

I think it’s going to be great. I really think it’s going to be great. I think that’s the perfect venue for a Marvel superhero with sort of a street level feel to him. Daredevil has long been about crime noir. It’s not bright, spangly, silver-age superhero action. It has some realism to it. I don’t think you can do a lot of that well on network television. I’m really looking forward to see what they do.

I think a lot of fans would be very happy for Waid to consult or at least have a conversation with Goddard about the show. While he’s probably too busy to do anything like write an episode, I’m sure Goddard could make good use of the writer’s encyclopedic knowledge about all things comic books. When asked if there was a specific story he would like to see adapted for the new show, Waid thought of one story specifically:

Born Again. Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli did a story arc called Born Again years ago in the Daredevil books which is still probably the high water mark of that whole run.

You can watch the entire interview below where Waid talks about his upcoming Marvel NOW! Daredevil relaunch, superhero karaoke, and a segment where he proves he knows everything there is to know about comic book history. The Netflix series are already highly anticipated and the earliest episodes are still two years out. Hopefully Marvel and the chosen showrunners will start teasing fans a little with what they have in store. What do you think about the writer’s comments? Would you like Waid to have a chat with Goddard?

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Source : Nerdist