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Marvel is moving quickly on its four TV dramas with new partner Netflix. The studio has tabbed fanboy writer Drew Goddard (“The Cabin in the Woods”) to write and produce “Daredevil” (and I wouldn’t be surprised if he also ended up directing an episode or two as well), and has brought back “Twilight’s” Melissa Rosenberg to introduce the world to “Jessica Jones”.
As previously reported, “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones” will join fellow superhero TV dramas “Luke Cage” and “Iron Fist” on the popular streaming service Netflix, before the main characters come together in a TV version of The Avengers — in this case, The Defenders.
For those who haven’t been keeping up with their comic books, Daredevil is blind lawyer Matt Murdock (previously played on the big screen by Ben Affleck in the movie “Daredevil”), who was blinded as a kid in a toxic waste accident. Though the accident robbed him of his eyesight, it also gave him radar-like powers, turning him into a masked crimefighter and self-appointed defender of Hell’s Kitchen.
Jessica Jones is a superhero suffering from post-traumatic stress, who hangs up her tights to open a detective agency that specializes in helping people with superhero problems. She also hooks up with Luke Cage.
Rosenberg was previously attached to shepherding “Jessica Jones” back when it was “AKA Jessica Jones”, and was being developed as a network TV series. That fell through, but apparently Marvel liked Rosenberg’s take enough to bring her back.
Now let’s see who Marvel gets to play these superheroes. As with most things Marvel does, I’m sure it’ll come as a total shock to us. We’ll probably question it, then later on, come to accept it as a brilliant move. Isn’t that how all Marvel movies end up? Let’s face it, they’re just way smarter than us mere mortals.
Via : Deadline