Marvel Lines Up Melissa Rosenberg and Drew Goddard for Jessica Jones and Daredevil

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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”.

Daredevil Comic BookAs 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.

Jessica Jones Comic Book

Via : Deadline

Author: Nix

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  • Aegon the Conqueror

    If I had Twilight on my CV I’d be too ashamed to send it in anywhere. Just saying.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      And that’s why you’ll never work in Hollywood. A hit is a hit is a hit. A massive hit? Even better.

      • Lexavi80

        Well said!

      • Aegon the Conqueror

        I’d rather have my self respect than a hit like that. Plus no one on thos earth, fans included, would say twilight has a good script.

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

          That’s your biassed opinion though. I hate twilight too. But can i deny that it has made lots of money in both mediums? Not at all. Will I ever personally watch one of the films. Not unless you paid me lots of money. Am I going to hate on someone who has that under their belt writing for a comic book movie at all. Not really. You never know what they can come up with.

          • Aegon the Conqueror

            That is made a lot of money is a detriment to the collective intelligence of society. That being said I do see your point, but as someone who likes a good script I think her as a good choice is about as apt as Michael Bay directing an art film.

          • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

            As for her ability to write a good script, remember that with “Twilight” she was working with a very “set in stone” story/characters/plot. Not a whole lot she can do about that. You could even say (if you were inclined to do so) that she made it better than it should have been. Not saying she did, mind you, I didn’t read the books or watched the movies, but it’s entirely POSSIBLE, no?

        • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

          Ah, but you’re not in “the business”, where, as I said, a hit is a hit is a hit. Speaking purely as a fan, I’d rather gouge my eyes out than watch the “Twilight” movies myself, but that still doesn’t change the fact that Rosenberg will be able to use her “Twilight” credit to get her work for many, many more years. So yes, she will continue to use “Twilight” on her resume (it will probably be THE FIRST THING on it, in fact), and she will get many, many more jobs because of it.

  • Juggernaut

    I could see either Simon Baker (The Mentalist), Ryan McPartlin (Chuck) or Phillip Winchester (Strike Back in the role of Matt Murdock/Daredevil. either Alison Brie (Comminity) or Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter)would make a great Jessica Jones. Cam Gigadnet (never Back Down) would be a good pick for IronFist. With Mechad Brooks (Necessary Roghness), Isaiah Mustafa (Charlie’s Angels) or Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass) as Luke Cage.

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Nix

      Scott Adkins as Iron Fist are bust.

      • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

        Shakes hand, high fives and thumbs up!!

    • 0ptik

      Luke Cage has to be bigger

    • http://www.beyondhollywood.com/ Dedpool

      I like most of your choices (as usual) Mustafa is a decent choice for Cage but needs to bulk up, I wouldn’t mind Hardwick but he sees short. Boris Kodjoe would work if he got bigger, and His co star from Undercovers could play a decent Misty Knight. But Scott Adkins for Iron Fist all the way!!

  • Aegon the Conqueror