According to Variety, Marvel and Fox are currently in talks over a rights extension for Daredevil. The deadline for Fox to have a project off the ground for their reboot is October 10, but the project is yet to tie down a director. It appears that Marvel is willing to give Fox more time—at a price.
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As I’m sure you are aware, currently Fox owns the rights to both the Daredevil and Fantastic Four properties. Fox’s reboot of the Fantastic Four is up and running, but as of yet, nothing concrete has been set for Daredevil.
With the deadline fast approaching, Marvel and Fox are reportedly in talks over an extension, with Fox willing to transfer the rights for Galactus and the Silver Surfer back to Marvel, in return for an extension for their possession of the Daredevil rights. Now this obviously seems an attractive proposition for Marvel, with their “Phase Two” of films heading off into Marvel’s Cosmic family of books, with the Guardians of the Galaxy film, as well as Thanos’s appearance at the end of The Avengers.
Indeed, Variety reports that Fox has a solid vision for their Daredevil reboot, with the studio in talks with Joe Carnahan to direct a darker, “Frank Miller-esque, hardcore ’70s thriller” version of ol’ Hornhead.