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Anticipation is already mounting for the second season of Marvel's Daredevil with the additions of Jon Bernthal as the Punisher and Elodie Yung as Electra, but it appears that the original showrunner, Drew Goddard (Cabin in the Woods, The Martian), will also have a hand in the upcoming season.

In an interview with Collider, Goddard revealed that he is "still the executive producer" of the show and consults on the show at the behest of new showrunners Marco Ramirez and Doug Petrie, who both wrote on the show on Season 1.

I love Marvel, I still work with them. I was in the writers room of Season 2 a couple weeks ago—it’s going. I think this sort of got portrayed as this sort of animosity, [but] it’s never been the case. They know I love their properties, they’ve been very nice to me, we just keep trying to find the right fit.

For me it’s all about how do I make it personal? With Matt Murdock I just had such a personal connection to that character it was just like, "I have to do this." I don’t want to—I call it “superhero karaoke”, I don’t wanna be a guy that just takes the comics and then shoots them onscreen. I think it’s our job to treat it as if it’s our run. If I’m the writer of a comic book, you wouldn’t just retell someone else’s story, you would just take that ball and move it forward.

My job is wonderful which is—I mean my friends are running it, Marco and Doug, and when I say, "What do you guys need?" they say, "Come in, talk." That’s how it works, I’m still the executive producer. I show up and we talk about Matt Murdock and I say, "Do you need any more help?" and they say, "No," and then I leave (laughs).

Goddard wrote the first two episodes of Daredevil before leaving as showrunner so he could concentrate on writing and directing Sinister Six for Sony, a project that has been abandoned now that Sony is working with Marvel on its Spider-Man properties. Steven S. DeKnight took over as showrunner, but he too stepped down as showrunner after the first season. As for what fans might expect in Season 2, Goddard was typically obtuse with his reply:

I will say that it has been a joy to talk about Season 2 and I think fans are gonna be really excited.

Daredevil is set to return on Netflix in early 2016.


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