19 Facts About Drew Goddard


Andrew Brion Hogan Goddard was born on February 26,1975 and is an American filmmaker.


Drew Goddard began his career writing episodes for the television shows Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Alias, and Lost.


Drew Goddard attended Los Alamos High School and University of Colorado Boulder.


Drew Goddard started his career as a staff writer for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, receiving a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation for the former.


In 2006, during its third season, Drew Goddard became the co-executive producer of Lost.


In December 2013, Marvel officially announced that Drew Goddard would be the executive producer and showrunner for the Daredevil television series produced by Marvel Television and broadcast on Netflix in 2015.


Sony Pictures announced that Drew Goddard would write and direct a film based on the Sinister Six, though the project was eventually cancelled.


In May 2014, Goddard withdrew from showrunning duties on the Daredevil TV series.


In February 2015, after the deal between Marvel and Sony to share the rights to Spider-Man was announced, it was reported that Drew Goddard was in talks with Sony to helm the new Spider-Man reboot film, Spider-Man: Homecoming, although it was later announced that Jon Watts would be the director.


Drew Goddard executive produced and co-wrote an episode of the miniseries The Defenders.


Drew Goddard wrote the film adaptation of Andy Weir's debut novel The Martian, initially planning to direct it himself for 20th Century Fox.


Drew Goddard later left the project when offered a chance to direct Sinister Six, a now-canceled comic book adaptation based on a team of supervillains.


Drew Goddard himself received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay.


In November 2016, Drew Goddard began writing a spec script for the neo-noir thriller film Bad Times at the El Royale, which he sold to 20th Century Fox in March 2017, revealing he would produce and direct.


Drew Goddard confirmed his intention to direct the film in April 2014.


The film was believed to have been canceled by November 2015 when Sony was focusing on its new Spider-Man reboot with Marvel Studios, but producer Amy Pascal stated that the film was "alive" again in December 2018 following the success of Venom, and that she was waiting for Drew Goddard to be ready to direct it before moving forward with the project, now to be set in the Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters.


In May 2016, Drew Goddard was reported to be writing the screenplay for a film adaptation of the novel Wraiths Of The Broken Land, with Ridley Scott set to direct.


From 2019 to now, his company, Drew Goddard Textiles struck an overall deal with Disney Television Studios via 20th Century Fox Television and ABC Signature.


In January 2023, it was revealed Drew Goddard had joined a writers' room assembled by James Gunn to map out the overarching story of the DC Universe.