Former ‘Daredevil’ Refuses To Work With Marvel Again Over Boss’ Controversial Past
Steven S. DeKnight, the former showrunner for Netflix’s Daredevil and current Marvel Comics author, has announced that he will end all ties to Marvel until the controversial Editor-in Chief addresses his past.
It was recently revealed that Marvel Comics’ editor C.B. Cebulski used to pretend to be Japanese to continue writing books under a different title.
Cebulski, who is a white man, used to write under the pseudo Japanese name Akira Yoshida. He worked on a variety of major Marvel comics, including X-Men and Thor. Cebulski was not content with a pseudonym. He went to great lengths to portray Yoshida, a true Japanese man, in fake interviews where he spoke about his childhood in Japan and how he learned English through comic books.
In 2017, Cebulski was named Marvel’s new Editor in Chief and finally admitted that Yoshida was nothing but a creation.
“I stopped writing under Akira Yoshida’s pseudonym after about one year,” he stated in a statement that he made at the time. It wasn’t transparent but it taught me a lot more about writing, communication, and pressure. It was a young, naive time and I still had much to learn. This is now over, and I am Marvel’s new Editor in Chief. I am thrilled to share my Marvel experiences with the up-and-coming talent across the globe.
This has been known for many years, but the question of Cebulski being Yoshida’s actor has recently been brought up by critics.
DeKnight replied to the outcry on Twitter by confirming that he will not be working with Marvel in the future. “I cannot in good conscience accept any further work until this is resolved.” He wrote, “I hope other creatives follow suit.”
In a separate tweet, he added that Cebulski’s history had just been brought to his attention.
You remember the part in Avengers Endgame when Black Widow tells Hawkeye there is a chance that the team can bring everyone back? Clint turns to her and says, “Don’t give us hope.” Yes, I felt that way when I wrote about the rumour of Daredevil returning to Disney+.
Knight Edge Media has reported that Daniel Ritchman believes Marvel is considering returning to Daredevil on Disney+. The entertainment company is looking at bringing back some of the Defenders cast members as well as some names from the wider Defenders universe, such as Jessica Jones, for a soft reboot.
This means that the Netflix series won’t be canon and that the origins and circumstances of the characters will differ even though they are portrayed by the exact same team. This sounds to me perfect. Charlie Cox would be a great Daredevil actor, and Krysten Ritter would be a wonderful Jessica Jones actress. There would be the possibility for some Defenders bad guys like Jon Bernthal or David Tennant to return as Killgrave.
It was a great casting job for the Netflix series. It was truly a special series, and fans have been asking Marvel to bring the actors back into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. We already know Charlie Cox would love to return, because he recently spoke out about how he could not imagine anyone playing Jones or The Punisher except Ritter and Bernthal.
Let me let you know that this is just a rumour and not a fact. While I would love to see these actors back, we cannot control the situation. That’s up to Disney. If you are reading this, Disney, please sprinkle some topping to bring Daredevil home.