Sad, old Edgar Wright may have taken over the headlines this weekend when he abruptly quit the Ant-Man movie, but he’s not the only one who has just left one of Marvel’s upcoming projects. A few days ago, Marvel announced that Drew Goddard, the showrunner for its Daredevil show on Netflix, had left for the greener pastures of Sony’s Sinister Six, which he will be reportedly writing and directing. This comes via The Hollywood Reporter, who also revealed that Goddard has been replaced on Daredevil by Steven S. DeKnight, the creator and head writer of Starz’s Spartacus. Like Goddard, DeKnight is also a Joss Whedon veteran, having previously written for shows like Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Dollhouse. So if anyone is concerned that Joss Whedon might someday lose his tyrannical grip on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, let this be a sign that no, the man can never be stopped.
Of course, as important as a showrunner is, you can’t have Daredevil without a blind, acrobat lawyer, and according to The Daily Dot, Marvel has hired British actor Charlie Cox to wear the skintight leather and tiny horns. Cox may be most well-known for appearing in Boardwalk Empire, but he also starred in the film adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s Stardust. While he may not be particularly big-name actor, we can definitively confirm that he is not Ben Affleck, which seems to indicate that Marvel is trying to fix some of the missteps of the last live-action Daredevil.
If you’re still not on board with another version of Daredevil, just remember that this show will take place in the same universe as the big-screen Avengers movies, Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D., the three other Netflix shows, and the recently picked-up Agent Carter, so if you miss even a couple minutes of it, you could be totally lost when try to watch any of the others. It’s a scheme befitting the kind of comic book supervillain you’d find in the pages of The Justice League.