How much creative control did the studio have?
Fans have been wondering how much studio executives interfered with the creative process behind the Netflix hit-series Daredevil. Especially since Marvel Studios have had problems working with directors with strong visions in the past, fans have been wondering if Marvel took a more hands-off approach with the series.
Showrunner Steven DeKnight opened up about the process. While he said that for the most part it didn't feel like he was being micromanaged, saying "we would have creative disagreements that we would sit down and talk about and explain like any other show," there was one significant thing they were asked to change...
Rosario Dawson was originally going to be Night Nurse.
DeKnight said that all they had to do was change the characters name (from Linda Carter to Claire Temple), and that everything else about her stayed the same. Why the change? The studio might have plans for the character later on.
Fans had already conflated Dawson's character with Night Nurse, so this news is no huge surprise. With the exception that there might be an appearance planned for her in the future, outside of Daredevil. Linda Carter has also assisted Spider-Man in times of need, could something be planned for the new Spider-Man movie they added to their lineup?