Steven DeKnight, who served as showrunner for the first season of the series Daredevil of Netflix, believes that the upcoming reboot belonging to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is a scam from Disney. Next, we tell you the reasons that led this producer and screenwriter to attack the Mouse House.
Last week, a Twitter user (or . Specifically, this Internet user — who claims to have worked on all the Marvel shows on Netflix — accused the Mouse House of managing Daredevil: Born Again as a new show, and not as a fourth season of the series Daredevil original, in order not to give raises or pay vacations to its workers.
In his words, employees affiliated with the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) union only get “full vacation pay in the [mínimo] three seasons. Hence, Disney, in order not to fairly remunerate the corresponding production team, prefers to say that it will make a television adaptation of Daredevil from scratch – that is, from season one – even if it has the same star actors. That is, Charlie Cox (Matt Murdock) and Vincent D’Onofrio (Kingpin).
The next day, Steven DeKnight provided a response to that publication, stating that he completely agreed with the accusations stated there:
“It’s an old Disney scam where they slightly change the name of a series to restore the contract terms according to the first season,” the tweet above reads. «[Este problema] “It needs to be addressed by all guilds/unions and crushed.”
Later, another user argued that Disney perhaps wanted Daredevil: Born Again It was a new series and not a sequel to the Netflix show so that it could be better integrated into the MCU. Hence it boasts a new title and starts from season one.
“Not the point I was making,” DeKnight wrote in response (via). «This is about shedding light on a company with a history of doing this type of thing to evade certain contractual payments. Also, if you’re starting from scratch, that means starting from scratch. “Everything is new, including the cast.”
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In another post, the showrunner of Daredevil He also explained that he never had a contract with Netflix, but with Marvel, which, being owned by Disney, made his contract “technically absorbed by the Mouse”. Consequently, all residual payments he receives for Daredevil They have always come from Disney and never from the red “N”, which would also apply to many other creatives involved in the original series.
After deadline released a note with his controversial statements, DeKnight said he was not worried that his words might have angered Disney.
“So be it. Happy to take the hit if this sheds light on the odious practice of changing the name of their children’s and young adult programs in order not to pay their production teams the required salary increase. “That’s the real problem here,” he expressed in another tweet (via).
The production of Daredevil: Born Again is currently suspended, due to the actors and screenwriters strike in Hollywood. Disney Plus still has not announced a tentative premiere date. For now, its first season is scheduled to have 18 episodes and be part of Phase 5 of the MCU.
Antonio G. Spindola I have very bad memory. Out of solidarity with my memories, I choose to get lost too. Preferably, in a movie theater.