Drew Goddard sat down with IGN for an interview, talking about a number of things including his work with Daredevil and how the Netflix series turned out different from what he had originally planned.
Goddard was responsible for the scripts for the show's first two episodes and had a hand in steering the series during its first season. He recounted how he went to Marvel a couple of years back to talk to them about bringing Daredevil to the big screen, long after Ben Affleck's movie had been shown. However, during the discussion, those involved realized that a Daredevil movie, if one was to be made again, wouldn't really require $200 million to make.
"The thing about Matt Murdock is, he's not saving the world. He's just keeping his corner clean," explained Goddard. To add spaceships crashing into the city would feel wrong, he added.
With the project ultimately not being fit to become a movie, and Marvel "not in the business of making $25 million movies," Daredevil for the big screen was inevitably shelved. This, however, wasn't the end.
Goddard said that bringing Daredevil down to the level of a Netflix series offered the freedom to bring the project into the direction where it's truly supposed to go. In that way then, going by way of Netflix was a better fit as it made it possible for the series to be created without having to water down anything.
While Goddard is no longer running the show, he said that he is still involved but pointed out that Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie are doing phenomenal jobs. He didn't give any spoilers but said anyone who liked season 1 of Daredevil will have their minds blown in season 2.
The show stars Charlie Cox, Deborah Ann Woll, Vincent D'Onofrio, Rosario Dawson, Elden Henson, Ayelet Zurer, Scott Glenn, Vondie Curtis-Hall and Bob Gunton. Jon Bernthal will be joining the cast of Daredevil for season 2, which is slated to come out sometime 2016.