In the Marvel comic books, Ben Urich is a reporter for the Daily Bugle newspaper… yes, the same one where Peter Parker takes photos for J. Jonah Jameson. On Marvel’s Daredevil, which has just now premiered on Netflix today, the paper of choice has a different name: The New York Bulletin.
This choice is not surprising as up until recently, Spider-Man and related concepts were controlled by Sony, and separate from the Marvel master connected universe. Of course, now that Marvel and Sony have made a deal to bring Spider-Man to the MCU, things could be different.
We posed the question on Twitter, wondering if the paper would have been the Daily Bugle if the Marvel/Sony deal had been made sooner. And, forever the awesome communicator, showrunner Steven S. DeKnight answered our query: Yes, it would have been the Bugle if things had worked out earlier.
You can see the Tweet below. Hopefully you’re all enjoying watching Daredevil…. please come by and talk about it on our DD forum!
— Steven DeKnight (@stevendeknight) April 10, 2015