Off YOUR Mind: What Should Happen to the Daredevil Movie Franchise?

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#101 Posted by nerdork (4038 posts) - - Show Bio

I would definitely go see another Daredevil movie. Though, a recast is vital, obviously. In my opinion, Michael C. Hall would make a great Matt Murdock.

#102 Posted by SilverHammerMan (20 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Sue they have made a lot of crap but FOX is the only chance DD has of being a darker style and tone, when/if Marvel make the film it will just be Spider-Man in a red suit with super senses

Sony's never going to let Marvel get their hands on Spider-Man if they can do anything about it, so a Daredevil movie in the vein of Spider-Man would be the closest we can expect to come to a Spidey movie set in the Marvel cinematic universe. I mean, I like Daredevil to be dark, but I'd also like to see Marvel do a swashbuckling street level movie. I think a balance would be good, combine the Spider-Man type stuff with Daredevil's darker undertones, then bring the dark stuff to the forefront in the sequels.

#103 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33637 posts) - - Show Bio
@SilverHammerMan said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Sue they have made a lot of crap but FOX is the only chance DD has of being a darker style and tone, when/if Marvel make the film it will just be Spider-Man in a red suit with super senses

Sony's never going to let Marvel get their hands on Spider-Man if they can do anything about it, so a Daredevil movie in the vein of Spider-Man would be the closest we can expect to come to a Spidey movie set in the Marvel cinematic universe. I mean, I like Daredevil to be dark, but I'd also like to see Marvel do a swashbuckling street level movie. I think a balance would be good, combine the Spider-Man type stuff with Daredevil's darker undertones, then bring the dark stuff to the forefront in the sequels.

I have zero interest in any swashbuckling 
#104 Posted by magnuskhan (56 posts) - - Show Bio

does anyone body else think it would of been kind of cool to see daredevil a different race? anyone has any thoughts?

#105 Posted by xanthiss (177 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil should be remade with a Frank Miller script. He should be grim and gritty with kung fu grip. Have Tarantino or Rodriguez direct it so it has action without all the crap of a poor script. I sure they would have left out the scene where the blind guy and a soccer mom beating each other up on a play ground.

#106 Posted by SilverHammerMan (20 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@SilverHammerMan said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Sue they have made a lot of crap but FOX is the only chance DD has of being a darker style and tone, when/if Marvel make the film it will just be Spider-Man in a red suit with super senses

Sony's never going to let Marvel get their hands on Spider-Man if they can do anything about it, so a Daredevil movie in the vein of Spider-Man would be the closest we can expect to come to a Spidey movie set in the Marvel cinematic universe. I mean, I like Daredevil to be dark, but I'd also like to see Marvel do a swashbuckling street level movie. I think a balance would be good, combine the Spider-Man type stuff with Daredevil's darker undertones, then bring the dark stuff to the forefront in the sequels.

I have zero interest in any swashbuckling

Differing tastes I guess, but I wouldn't mind a good gritty Daredevil movie. My only wish is that it not be too gritty, I mean, yeah, a lot of great Daredevil stories are just about his life going to shit, but I don't think that would really work so much for a first movie. And I want to see Daredevil, kick ass, none of this crap where the hero spends half the story getting abused and sidelined. A gritty, noir-ish superhero flick exploring the darker side of a superheroic universe in between awesome ninja fights? I'm totally in.

#107 Posted by PurpleCandy (773 posts) - - Show Bio

Daredevil dosen't belong in the Avengers, but it would be nice if he was in the Marvel Cinematics Universe, I can think of a few ways to incorporate it.

  • Have the Daily Bugle as his city's news supplier, ofcourse that would have to make Spider-Man in the MCU too.
  • Or even have some kind of court hearing featuring Matt Murdock as a lawyer
  • Give one of the other heroes a mention, like Spiderman or Iron Man, none of the over-the-top characters.
#108 Posted by daredevil21134 (11925 posts) - - Show Bio

@magnuskhan said:

does anyone body else think it would of been kind of cool to see daredevil a different race? anyone has any thoughts?

He could work as a black guy

#109 Posted by Ama_Sama (101 posts) - - Show Bio

1. They need to get the rights back from Fox. If Marvel Studios ever wants to do anything with the Secret Invasion, they will need Elektra for it. And, it does the leave the options open for Daredevil to mingle with the New Avengers [not necessarily needed, but who doesn't like options?] or as many suggested, just have cameos in each other's movies. The beautiful thing about Marvel is that everybody hangs out with everybody! But, more importantly, if Marvel Studios can get back Spiderman also, someday, it would be a major plus to have Daredevil under their belts. Even if they sit on Daredevil until then, it would be worth it to see the two New Yorkers cross paths on the big screen.

2. They need to revamp the series and make it dark and gritty. Just because Marvel Studios is technically owned by Disney doesn't mean they have to make a little kiddie movie. Especially if the company is getting the rights back on the Punisher and Blade [what happened with those discussions?]. Punisher and Daredevil, through just the King Pin, could definitely cross paths.

3. If they do revamp the franchise, they need to do it justice. I mean, make Elektra the lightning-fast killer she's supposed to be. Seriously, this woman can dodge sniper bullets and disappear into darkness. Like Batman. The movie by her name destroyed any public image she had. After seeing how much of a bad-ass they made the Black Widow [even just how she demolished those goons in Iron Man 2] left a bitter taste in my mouth thinking about the crimson assassin in retrospect.

#110 Posted by breego (4 posts) - - Show Bio

As much as I'd like to see Daredevil back on the big screen I think that the character maybe better suited for TV. Possibly start with an adaptation of Frank Miller's Man Without Fear origin, then just cherrypick stories from the Miller/Bendis/Brubaker eras. Then couple seasons down the road switch over to a Waid style "devil may care" take on the character. Then hit him with more tragedy.

#111 Posted by Bane_of_sith (2796 posts) - - Show Bio

If they make dare devil black I will not be seeing this film, I'm all for black people getting a new character but not by just revamping an existing white one. It's not fair to the fans of the original, or the black comic community looking for a new hero,not a hand me down painted a new color. They did it with king pin, nick fury, it's getting old, ever think that blacks would like a new hero to call there own? Hancock was a great new black character with out alienating anyone. And I don't want to get hate mail saying I'm racist because I am far from it, like I said they deserve more characters, just not ones that exist. IMO that is just palming off something they don't want any more..."oh yeah well nick fury isn't as popular so screw it lets make him black and not put any effort into creating anything new". That's BS if you ask me....I would however love to see a reall DD movie, with better casting and better story. It would be nice to see a marvel movie borrow some aspects of a movie like dark knight, gritty ,dark with a sense or realism, which is lacking in most marvel films that tend to be more childish. DD is one of my favorite characters and he deserves to be made into a good film franchise

#112 Posted by DarthOrange (13 posts) - - Show Bio

I don't think a gritty character like Daredevil belongs in the bright and happy movie universe. Just have him out of the suit and appear in a cameo as a lawyer in Iron Man 3.

#113 Posted by cadmiel_nostromo (5 posts) - - Show Bio

MARVEL KNIGHTS movie: Daredevil, The Punisher, Blade, Elektra with maybe Black Widow... and if Marvel will acquire Ghost Rider back...

#114 Posted by Narok24 (43 posts) - - Show Bio

@cadmiel_nostromo: AND get someone who can actually play Ghost Rider . . .

#115 Posted by daredevil21134 (11925 posts) - - Show Bio

@cadmiel_nostromo said:

MARVEL KNIGHTS movie: Daredevil, The Punisher, Blade, Elektra with maybe Black Widow... and if Marvel will acquire Ghost Rider back...

#116 Posted by daredevil21134 (11925 posts) - - Show Bio

@DarthOrange said:

I don't think a gritty character like Daredevil belongs in the bright and happy movie universe. Just have him out of the suit and appear in a cameo as a lawyer in Iron Man 3.

Tell that to Mark Waid

#117 Posted by ironshadow (1470 posts) - - Show Bio

@daredevil21134 said:

@TheMess1428 said:

Marvel should take the rights back and fit him into their universe. He doesn't have to be on the team but he should still coexist with them.

I agree with this

Exactly, they could read a paper about a guy in Hell's Kitchen but that's it.

As for the cast I think Colin Farrel would make a good Daredevil and Jason Statham a good Bullseye.

#118 Posted by johnjoe66 (206 posts) - - Show Bio

i thnk think they should give daredevil back to marvel and remake him put him in the MCU and give him a trilogy have cameos from other less know heros like iron fist and luke cage and re make punisher to then let them have there own movies(luke and iron fist could have a heros for hire movie) i really think this is a Opportunity to make the MCU bigger

#119 Posted by Brazen_Intellect (1144 posts) - - Show Bio

The first movie came out quite some time ago and was not well received, so right off the bat this needs to be a reboot with no connection to the Ben Affleck version. It needs to have the street level, gritty tone of the first Blade movie, no need for flash and special effects. With a good script focused on Daredevil against Kingpin and a healthy dose of high quality fight scenes and you will have a winner.

If you are going to have a cameo or crossover I would not tie it into Avengers, but instead Spider Man.

#120 Posted by Luthorcrow (178 posts) - - Show Bio

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Luthorcrow said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Everybody that wants Marvel/Disney to make a DD movie obv doesn't know much about Daredevil

LOL, come one it is better than Fox. They have done fine with X-men (3 excluded) but FF and DD were just a hot mess of incompetence.

I think DD works better as a comic book character. I don't think any studio is going to do what would be necessary to make him work. I do like the idea of the 70s thing if it was directed with an interesting visual style.

Sue they have made a lot of crap but FOX is the only chance DD has of being a darker style and tone, when/if Marvel make the film it will just be Spider-Man in a red suit with super senses

I think you are giving the Fox way too much credit. The only comic book films they have done that are good are all produced by Bryan Singer. So we have X-men 1 & 2 and First Class. Three films. The rest of have been terrible (FF 1 and 2, X3 (average) and DD). The track record that is worse is Columbia (Ghost Rider and Punisher).

It would be great to see an interesting producer/director/writer team that would take it down a more gritty and dark road. On the other hand if it ended up back at Marvel/Disney, a lighter take is not out of character for DD. Keeping in mind that he was more an adventurer and swashbuckler type character for his first two decades. It wasn't until the Frank Miller reboot that you get the modern, brooding DD we all know and love now.

#121 Posted by JayMar89 (91 posts) - - Show Bio

They should put him in a separate universe with there darker heros ie ghost rider and punisher add blade too maybe and then have them in a crossover movie not on a team like avengers but they all have to work together to stop some giant threat

#122 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (33637 posts) - - Show Bio
@Luthorcrow

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

@Luthorcrow said:

@Jonny_Anonymous said:

Everybody that wants Marvel/Disney to make a DD movie obv doesn't know much about Daredevil

LOL, come one it is better than Fox. They have done fine with X-men (3 excluded) but FF and DD were just a hot mess of incompetence.

I think DD works better as a comic book character. I don't think any studio is going to do what would be necessary to make him work. I do like the idea of the 70s thing if it was directed with an interesting visual style.

Sue they have made a lot of crap but FOX is the only chance DD has of being a darker style and tone, when/if Marvel make the film it will just be Spider-Man in a red suit with super senses

I think you are giving the Fox way too much credit. The only comic book films they have done that are good are all produced by Bryan Singer. So we have X-men 1 & 2 and First Class. Three films. The rest of have been terrible (FF 1 and 2, X3 (average) and DD). The track record that is worse is Columbia (Ghost Rider and Punisher).

It would be great to see an interesting producer/director/writer team that would take it down a more gritty and dark road. On the other hand if it ended up back at Marvel/Disney, a lighter take is not out of character for DD. Keeping in mind that he was more an adventurer and swashbuckler type character for his first two decades. It wasn't until the Frank Miller reboot that you get the modern, brooding DD we all know and love now.

After Miller DD evolved in to the character he was ment to become, doing the swashbuckling would be like Batman canp again
#123 Posted by rodowobo (1 posts) - - Show Bio

I am a HUGE Daredevil fan, and if it's going to be a movie at all, Marvel should do it. I hop that Disney doesn't make them cut all the balls out of it (likewise with Punisher), but considering the quality of the movies handled by Marvel, I just want DD come to home. However, they should NOT necessarily break their back to get him in the Avengers.. BUT the born Again storyline does have a cameo with Iron Man, Thor and Captain America (who figures a little more prominently in it later on), and so THAT would a delightful thing to see.

#124 Posted by Vance Astro (91262 posts) - - Show Bio

Punisher got 3 films. DD can get 2.

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#125 Posted by SpideyIvyDaredevilFan26 (6503 posts) - - Show Bio

@Vance Astro:

Seriously though, it wasn't that bad. Michael Clarke Duncan was perfect as the Kingpin. I consider him to have delivered one of the best comic book character performances ever. Ben Affleck was good, not perfect, but pretty damn good considering he was playing a lawyer, a blind man and a superhero. The script was amazing for a superhero movie. All in all, I loved Daredevil. I felt like I was watching a Nolan Batman movie, only Marvel instead of DC. I loved it. I loved it. Want me to keep saying it?

#126 Posted by kartron (420 posts) - - Show Bio

I would love to see a daredevil movie remade with more modern style and ofcourse modern story arcs. I havent read anything on Daredevil but have watched the Ben Affleck movie and wasnt impressed by it. It could have been a lot better.

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