Joss Whedon Fought to Bring Back Daredevil as a Movie

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 4:01PM
Marvel
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Daredevil
Wednesday, 29 April 2015 - 4:01PM
Joss Whedon Fought to Bring Back Daredevil as a Movie
Marvel's Daredevil debuted less than three weeks ago, but it's already taken the world by storm, garnering fantastic reviews and beating out House of Cards to become Netflix's most-watched original show of the season. So at this point, it's pretty safe to say that a Daredevil TV show was a good idea, but nerd king Joss Whedon admits that when he was made "creative consultant" on Marvel's Phase 2, he "fought" to bring Daredevil back as a movie rather than a television series.

"I fought for Daredevil to be a film instead of a TV show," Whedon told IGN. "I like him because he's basically Marvel's Batman, thanks to Frank Miller basically. So for me I didn't think they'd be able to sustain that sort of mood on TV but TV has changed so much. It's come up so much that I think it might just be the right place."

Funnily enough, this is exactly what David Duchovny just said about originally wanting X-Files to return as a movie. It just goes to show that television's renaissance over the last decade or so has been so pronounced, people are still getting used to it as a "serious" medium that's capable of hosting dark, thoughtful content.

"If the show's working, the show's working. Comic books are serialised entertainment and a lot of them lend themselves to TV shows as much or more than they do to movies."

Now, Whedon seems to have completely embraced the project, especially since it's "under the auspices of Drew Goddard and Steve DeKnight… I'm dying to see the show but they released it just as I started the press tour!" Considering how crazy the Avengers press tour has been, as excuses go, that's a pretty good one.

The first season of Marvel's Daredevil is now streaming on Netflix.
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