Things aren’t going too well for 20th Century Fox’s planned Daredevil reboot. In early July, director David Slade left the project due to a scheduling conflict, leaving Fox with little time to get the project off the ground, since the rights revert back to Marvel if the film doesn’t enter production before October 10.
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Recent reports that Marvel could be willing to extend Fox’s ownership of the rights for Daredevil, in return for reclaiming the rights of Fantastic Four characters such as Galactus and the Silver Surfer have since been rubbished, with Fox apparently not willing to make the trade.
This led to speculation that Fox could be willing to allow the Daredevil rights to revert back to Marvel in October, despite news of Joe Carnahan’s attachment to the reboot, with a proposed “Frank Miller-esque, hardcore 70’s thriller” version of the character being well received by studio executives.
However, it seems that project is also now dead in the water. Or, as Carnahan posted on Twitter, up in smoke:
“Think my idea for a certain retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero went up in smoke today kids. We shall see. Time is NOT on anyone’s side.”
So what next for Daredevil? From the sounds of it, not much. Expect either the rights to revert back to Marvel, or for Fox to cobble together a last-minute film…