Fox's 'Daredevil' Movie No More?

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Posted by No_Name_ (12593 posts) - - Show Bio

If you follow Marvel and superhero movie news at all then you know that in order for studios like Sony and Fox to retain the rights to use Marvel characters like Daredevil and Spider-Man in their movies, these companies need to keep making movies based on these characters. Back in 2003, Fox had purchased the rights to use Daredevil, Elektra, Kingpin and Bullseye (oh, and Foggy Nelson, too) for their movie Daredevil, starring Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. That was in 2003.

In order for Fox to keep the rights to use those characters, they will have to launch a Daredevil film into production starting this October -- that's a little less than two months away. Now, if you anything about the way Hollywood works, then you know that it can sometimes take months to get a project off the ground because of all the things you need to make a movie. The film company needs a script, a cast, a director to helm the project and of course, funding -- and that's just the tip of the iceberg. So, what are the chances that Fox will have all those things ready to go this October in order to retain the rights to Daredevil? According to Director Joe Carnahan (The Grey, Narc) who is tied to the project, not very likely. Carnahan took to Twitter to hint that the project may have "gone up in smoke."

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Most of us who love superhero movies can probably agree that Fox's Daredevil film wasn't exactly the best superhero movie (no offense to those of you who love the film). In fact, we bet that most DD fans wouldn't mind seeing a different Daredevil movie adaptation come into fruition. And according to a report by Variety (courtesy of EW), as of last week, there was still a slight chance that an extension could happen. Apparently, Marvel Studios was willing to give Fox a deadline extension on Daredevil in exchange for the rights to Silver Surfer and Galactus. However, it seems Fox is already planning a relaunch of Fantastic Four (a package which both Silver Surfer and Galactus are part of) by Josh Trank (Chonicle). However, Fantastic Four characters aren't the only properties being held onto by Fox -- many of the X-Men have been nabbed as well, so perhaps Fox will be willing to give some of those up in order to obtain an extension on Daredevil? We will have to wait and see. What do you think of the fact the Fox wants to relaunch Daredevil? Would you rather see the property revert to Marvel Studios? Would you like to see Marvel launch a Daredevil movie?

Source: EW and Variety

#1 Posted by cc1738 (359 posts) - - Show Bio

I'd rather have the rights revert back to Marvel anyway.

#2 Posted by haydenclaireheroes (7550 posts) - - Show Bio

I would rather see it go back to Marvel

#3 Posted by Loki9876 (3039 posts) - - Show Bio

Yes, let the rights go to marvel then we can have a DD movie in the MCU.

#4 Posted by JohnnyWalker (821 posts) - - Show Bio

pfff daredevil's a superstar now. directing jla. aint got time for this no more.

#5 Posted by CaptainCyke (98 posts) - - Show Bio

Could they try to argue that Elektra was a sequel to Daredevil to keep the rights?

#6 Posted by GR2Blackout (2564 posts) - - Show Bio

@cc1738 said:

I'd rather have the rights revert back to Marvel anyway.

This. After what Fox did to Deadpool, I'd rather have ALL of the rights they have go straight back to Marvel.

#7 Posted by notoriousmistersims (91 posts) - - Show Bio

yeah daredevil done at marvel would be great but would love to see what marvel are goin to do if they get surfer and galactus over at marvel dat would be alot bigger to me then a daredevil film

#8 Edited by k4tzm4n (34887 posts) - - Show Bio

Obviously I think Marvel Studios would do a stellar job with a Daredevil film (if given the chance to make it) - their track record is great so far - but the real question for me is how would it connect to their greater picture? It's clear they're going for a heavily intertwined universe, so it's tough to imagine how they'll find a way to throw Murdock into the mix of powerhouses and such.

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#9 Posted by TheCannon (19369 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know what to think of this. To me, FOX did deserve another chance, but, I won't complain about Marvel having him. As long as it's good, I don't care who makes it.

#10 Posted by Mandrewgora (299 posts) - - Show Bio

"retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero" I am totally into that idea.

#11 Posted by carnivalofsins00 (925 posts) - - Show Bio

As terrible as Ben Affleck's Daredevil was, I loved The Grey, and would have really liked to see what Joe Carnahan would have done.

#12 Posted by Omega Ray Jay (7950 posts) - - Show Bio

Come on Marvel, try and trade the DD rights for FF.

#13 Posted by seifertjr (1 posts) - - Show Bio

Please let Marvel have it back. DD was a monster turd of a film. VIVA LA REBOOT!

#14 Posted by crazyflashfan11 (182 posts) - - Show Bio

Id want a FF relaunch over DD any day.

#15 Posted by windcaster (228 posts) - - Show Bio

It would be kick ass to see Silver Surfer and Galactus in the MCU. If they got the FF than I would die of a nerdgasm!

#16 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (34908 posts) - - Show Bio
@k4tzm4n said:

Obviously I think Marvel Studios would do a stellar job with a Daredevil film (if given the chance to make it) - their track record is great so far - but the real question for me is how would it connect to their greater picture? It's clear they're going for a heavily intertwined universe, so it's tough to imagine how they'll find a way to throw Murdock into the mix of powerhouses and such.

I don't think Marvel can make a dark or serious enough film for DD to be good 
#17 Posted by cmaprice (817 posts) - - Show Bio

No way Fox would surrender rights to any X-Men in exchange for Daredevil.
 
X-Men is their Marvel cash cow, sadly. 
 
It's a shame that the properties Marvel has been regaining recently, namely Punisher, Blade, and Daredevil, are the properties that are arguably too dark for Disney to produce proper films.
 
These characters would make for a great street-level hero response to the Avengers films. A crossover franchise called Marvel Knights or something along those lines? Yes please.

#18 Posted by broo1232 (1520 posts) - - Show Bio

Get back to Marvel and get a good film! NOW!

#19 Posted by Adriell2124 (62 posts) - - Show Bio

I've always felt that Daredevil was a character really well suited for the big screen. Hell, POV shots would absolutely badass.

#20 Posted by CRTrobinson (270 posts) - - Show Bio

Quit covering it so much or they will catch on that the deadline is looming!!! Geeesh!

#21 Posted by Gonzo33 (111 posts) - - Show Bio

A Daredevil movie made by Marvel Studios based on Waid's run would be perfect. Millar's run wouldn't fit the cinematic universe Disney have already set up.

#22 Posted by AngeTheDude (157 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmaprice said:

No way Fox would surrender rights to any X-Men in exchange for Daredevil.

X-Men is their Marvel cash cow, sadly.

It's a shame that the properties Marvel has been regaining recently, namely Punisher, Blade, and Daredevil, are the properties that are arguably too dark for Disney to produce proper films. These characters would make for a great street-level hero response to the Avengers films. A crossover franchise called Marvel Knights or something along those lines? Yes please.

Keep in mind that Disney puts out plenty of adult-oriented films through their Touchstone label. Disney won't blink at an R-rated flick if they think it can make money. R-rated Marvel won't make as much money in the theaters but it can still make PLENTY of merchandising sales.

#23 Posted by the3rdborn (39 posts) - - Show Bio

MARVEL! MARVEL! MARVEL!

#24 Posted by Crash_Recovery (850 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil (particularly the directors cut) wasn't bad at all for the time it was created. We've become a bit spoiled since then with some of the higher quality comic-based films we've enjoyed (though there are still plenty of clunkers). Fox has had plenty of time to use this property and, if their rights are running out, so be it.

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#26 Posted by Green ankh (998 posts) - - Show Bio

It wasnt Ban that was bad. It was the crap Bullseye, miscast King Pin and Elektra. I still think Jennifer Garner would have made a better Black Widow.

#27 Posted by Bestostero (5590 posts) - - Show Bio

the next Fantastic Four movie should involve Namor! who has the right to Namor anyways? cause meh to them for not allowing him to be in mvc and maa... boooooo!!!

#28 Posted by DoctorTrips (127 posts) - - Show Bio

I actually liked the Daredevil movie when it came out, and liked the Director's Cut even more, especially since it introduced me to Daredevil. But given Marvel's track record I can honestly say I'm rooting for them to get the rights back. They need their best characters in the MCU, from the bright and vibrant heroes (the Avengers) to the dark and edgy crowd (Daredevil, Punisher, ex cetera) because they can fit in the same universe and it'd be cool to see them fit in.

I'd heard a while ago that they wanted the Daredevil movie to be like Marvel's "Dark Knight" just a big crime epic with a noir tone and I'd still love to see them go through with that, because out of all the Marvel superheroes I think it fits with Daredevil best. Marvel knows how to adapt their characters to the screen so when, if, (probably) they bring him to theaters I'll be there to see it.

#29 Posted by jinxuandi (595 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't know why people are so happy about this. Marvel couldn't make a Daredevil movie until 2016 at the earliest, assuming they have any interest in a solo movie at all. More likely Matt Murdock will just be worked in as a cameo as Tony Stark's lawyer.

Personally, I'd rather a 2 mediocre Fox movies to a cameo...but that's just me.

#30 Posted by NuclearLife (53 posts) - - Show Bio

I just wish all the properties would got back to Marvel Studios, because they have shown they can make great movies, while FOX really hasn't done anything worth note. Maybe let FOX have the darker characters, but FF and the Xmen should be with Marvel.

#31 Posted by Shamelesslysupportinaznballers (553 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmaprice said:

It's a shame that the properties Marvel has been regaining recently, namely Punisher, Blade, and Daredevil, are the properties that are arguably too dark for Disney to produce proper films.

Yea because the only thing that Disney will ever do is stuff like Finding Nemo & Snow White.

#32 Posted by They Killed Cap! (2235 posts) - - Show Bio

Fox losing the rites to any marvel product can only be good.

#33 Posted by Ganthetsward20 (687 posts) - - Show Bio

@They Killed Cap!: 100% percent agree, I hated all the movies they have put out with marvel heroes

#34 Posted by hazmat103 (61 posts) - - Show Bio

i hope the rights go to Marvel.

#35 Posted by jcbart (341 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly, I'd prefer Fox to give Marvel Studios the rights to a few X-Men characters and keep Daredevil. Daredevil wouldn't get made by Marvel Studios for years given its busy schedule, but imagine how awesome it would be if Marvel gets the rights to Storm or definite rights to Scarlet Witch? They could slip them into Avengers films.

#36 Posted by JMLG (135 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmaprice said:

No way Fox would surrender rights to any X-Men in exchange for Daredevil.

X-Men is their Marvel cash cow, sadly.

It's a shame that the properties Marvel has been regaining recently, namely Punisher, Blade, and Daredevil, are the properties that are arguably too dark for Disney to produce proper films. These characters would make for a great street-level hero response to the Avengers films. A crossover franchise called Marvel Knights or something along those lines? Yes please.

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#37 Posted by RedOwl_1 (1664 posts) - - Show Bio

@cmaprice said:

These characters would make for a great street-level hero response to the Avengers films. A crossover franchise called Marvel Knights or something along those lines? Yes please.

OH YES PLEASE!!! Marvel move your asses and do it >:D

#38 Posted by kingjoeg (693 posts) - - Show Bio

Would rather have galactus and silver surfer in the mmu rather than daredevil. He works better alone.

#39 Posted by Video_Martian (5562 posts) - - Show Bio

THANK GOD, now we can finally get a decent Daredevil movie...

#40 Posted by Falrent (10 posts) - - Show Bio

As sweet as it would be to have DD revert back to Marvel, it would be amazing to have Silver Surfer and Galactus back. A Marvel movie with them would be so awesome, this has got me excited now haha.

#41 Posted by Barkley (276 posts) - - Show Bio

let marvel reboot it in the current marvel movie universe...Daredevil is and Avenger too

#42 Posted by Miss_Garrick (1757 posts) - - Show Bio

I think Marvel should get the rights back. I liked the Fox Daredevil movie a little, but Marvel is bound to make a better version.

#43 Posted by Decept-O (7291 posts) - - Show Bio

Man. Really Now Fox can also negotiate for the FF & X-Men? WTF. Please, Fox & Sony let the rights return to Marvel Studios. God knows you've done a bang-up job so far. X-Men: First Class being the exception but even that had a lot of problems.

#44 Edited by p_rixx (23 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't really think DD is fit for marvel's cinematic universe, at least for now, that's why i don't really care which studio is going to make a movie. The only thing i really care about at this point is that the movie is good. If i've read it right (and i might have not, i suspect there's a typo), Josh Trank is tied to new FF reboot. His debut movie Chronicle was absolutely amazing and i might even follow the news on the reboot, even though i'm far from being a FFfan (get it?, as if i stutter... whatever). So i hope that whoever gets to making the movie is capable of making it stand out on it's own. Like with Nolan's trilogy.

#45 Posted by nappystr8 (1152 posts) - - Show Bio

Any characters we can get back in the Marvel Studios wheelhouse the better. Daredevil was my favorite superhero film back in 2003, but seeing as this would have been a reboot anyway, I trust Marvel more with the property than FOX. Here's to hoping.

#46 Posted by Big_Nasty (348 posts) - - Show Bio

Fox only tried to rush a DD movie out so they wouldn't have to give it to marvel. Now just cant wait for them to turn over the Fantastic 4.

#47 Posted by joshmightbe (24688 posts) - - Show Bio

Hopefully Marvel gets the rights back and makes Daredevil their TV show set in the Cinematic Universe

#48 Edited by j0nnyboy (5 posts) - - Show Bio

@cc1738 said:

I'd rather have the rights revert back to Marvel anyway.

^This^

I'd also like to see Galactus and SS go to MArvel so we can see Galactus done right dammit!

#49 Posted by SandMan_ (4528 posts) - - Show Bio

Dammmit..this means no Galactus..

#50 Posted by supermanfan122508 (29 posts) - - Show Bio

Marvel would do a better job.

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