Steve Morris at The Spire was kind enough to hit me up with some cool Qs and thoughts about the NYCC Daredevil TV announcements and pics.
See what I think of the look of Matt Murdock, why I think Mike Murdock needs to be in the show, why Nuke never should be, and why I’m excited for this Netflix/Marvel jam.
And I truly am excited, I feel like…
Whedon: There were versions, but it started to be irresponsible if we addressed it to not address it with more weight and time and energy.
Maurissa Tancharoen: And then we would’ve been known as the people who killed off two lesbians on the show."
I am, I admit, still trying to process this interview, flagged up by Andrew Wheeler at Comics Alliance yesterday. Namely, I’m trying to process the quote above and everything involved in it. To wit:
- Why go out of your way to underscore that you’ve killed off the only two lesbian characters on your show?
- Why kill off either character, anyway? Or, what I really mean is, if you brought a character in specifically to die, why make her the girlfriend of the only other character you’ve killed on the show who’s managed to remain dead? Wasn’t there anyone else who could’ve fit that role? Really?
- If you don’t want to be known as the people who killed off two lesbians on the show, then why kill off two lesbians on your show?
- What’s with bringing in characters who are lesbians and then never actually referencing that in the show, but going out of your way to reference it in interviews after the fact? It either matters or it doesn’t, surely?
More than anything, it’s the fact that the interview specifically points out that SHIELD has done this that just boggles my mind. “We don’t want to be known for this, so we’re just going to point it out here in case you missed it.” What?