Fox’s recent attempt to reboot the Daredevil franchise before the rights revert back to Marvel has come to an end. The reboot had some trouble getting off the ground after the original director David Slade (The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) dropped out of the picture, but hope was not lost as Joe Carnahan (The Grey) signed on as his replacement.
However, Carnahan seemed to indicate the end of the project yesterday by tweeting:
“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.”
Shortly following these ominous tweets, Deadline reported that the project has officially been scrapped. The site claims that Fox has decided to just let the rights revert back to Marvel (and therefore Disney) on October 10th of this year. I guess this means Fox didn’t go for Marvel’s offer of more time for Daredevil in return for the character rights of Galactus and the Silver Surfer.
Of course, if Marvel likes Carnahan’s vision he could still be involved…if Marvel wants to make a Daredevil film, that is. Marvel seems to have a full plate until 2015 at the moment, so don’t expect to see a Daredevil reboot anytime soon.
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