As the clock winds down on Fox’s opportunity to make a Daredevil reboot before screen rights go back to Marvel, the two studios have reportedly sat down to discuss how to proceed forward.
According to a Variety report, Fox had already begun the process of getting the Daredevil reboot off the ground, The studio reportedly was in talks with Joe Carnahan to make a darker version of the character inspired by the Frank Miller style, a very different approach from the family-friendly style that many of the Marvel/Disney films have. However, with financing not set and an October 1oth deadline rapidly approaching, it would be impossible for things to get rolling in time.
The first Daredevil film, released in 2003, starred Ben Affleck in the title role. In the video below, a rooftop fight scene in between Matt Murdock (Daredevil) and his true love Elektra shows why a reboot is necessary.
It was initially reported by various sources that Fox may have been willing to return Fantastic Four characters, like Galactus and Silver Surfer back to Marvel in order to keep the Daredevil project afloat.
However, a Deadline report contradicted those claims, saying Fox felt Galactus and Silver Surfer was more important because they are key characters in making a Fantastic Four reboot. The studio was more than willing to let the blind superhero go back to Marvel in order to hold on to the screen rights to Galactus and Silver Surfer.
Observers are debating if Fox made the right decision. Some feel that Daredevil has better franchise potential as opposed to Silver Surfer and Galactus. Others agree with Fox’s stance on the importance of the characters to the Fantastic Four franchise. Still some argue that a Silver Surfer franchise could hold its own weight.
Who do you think got a better deal Fox or Marvel? Is Daredevil or Silver Surfer better franchise material? Let us know in the commenting section below.