When Marvel and Netflix were in early production for Daredevil, the man in charge was Drew Goddard. He eventually departed to make the now cancelled Sinister Six, even though he still thinks it could happen, but has remained closely involved with new show-runners Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez.
While promoting his upcoming film The Martian, Goddard spoke with IGN (via CBR) about the mindset of making Daredevil and teased what is to come. According to Goddard, one of the reasons the show worked so well on Netflix was the decision to not make it a feature length film and instead approach it with a lower budget.
I went into Marvel and talked to them about making it as a movie a couple of years ago, long after the [Ben] Affleck movie. But what we all sort of realized is that, this movie doesn’t want to cost $200 million. The thing about Matt Murdock is, he’s not saving the world. He’s just keeping his corner clean. So it would feel wrong to have spaceships crashing in the middle of the city. But because of that, Marvel on the movie side is not in the business of making $25 million movies. They’re going big, as they should.
Another reason they chose to put Daredevil on Netflix was to allow the show to appeal to a more mature audience and not have to worry about changing the vision to fit a PG-13 film.
It felt that we’d have more freedom to make it on the small screen and make it more adult. Look, if we took the Netflix [show] and put it in theaters, it’s rated R. And they’re not doing R-rated movies. And we also got to really explore the character. I feel like Netflix was the best possible home for that, otherwise you’d end up with a watered down version.
Season 2 will introduce us to Frank Castle a.k.a The Punisher (Jon Bernthal) and Elektra (Elodie Yung), two characters fans have been eager to see join the MCU for some time now. With the addition of both the Punisher and Elektra, it’s evident that season two is taking it up a notch. In fact, according to Goddard, fans can expect the second season to be mind-blowing.
Yeah, I’m not running the show any more, Doug Petrie and Marco Ramirez are, and they’re doing a phenomenal job. I get to go and play. All I can tell you is that if you liked Season 1, then Season 2 is going to blow your mind. They’re going big.
Season 2 of Daredevil is currently filming in New York and is expected to hit Netflix in the spring of 2016.