‘Daredevil’ movie rights returning to Marvel
Fox loses the right to the character after failing to develop another film in 8 years.
Back in 2004, Fox tried to make a ‘Daredevil’ movie with Ben Affleck and the result was pretty much a failure that ended the franchise then and there. But the studio has been trying to develop a reboot for a long time but hasn’t been able to get anything together. Their last attempt was to hire David Slade to direct but he bailed due to other commitments. Joe Carnahan (The A-Team) recently approached the studio with a supposedly unique take on the character, but looks like the clock has run out for Fox to keep rights to the character which will now revert back to Marvel.
Variety reports that once Fox’s October deadline passes, the rights to the character will revert back to Marvel as per the contract that they had in the first place. Now this is pretty interesting, because it means that Marvel can now self-finance their own character the way they want to and make a movie out of it which is more true to the source material. Not only that, it also allows the character to now appear in any other Marvel movies like ‘The Avengers’. I personally think that they should try to make a TV show out of it since the character is a lawyer and that’s heaven for TV shows anyway, and it could work very well as something like ‘Dexter’ did. But Marvel knows best.
What do you think?