Just when it looked like the ‘Daredevil’ movie was thrown a lifeline, comes the news that Fox has ditched director Joe Carnahan’s idea on how to reboot the franchise.
The making of ‘Daredevil’ could be a movie onto itself. Last month director David Slade had to bow out of the project as his commitments to the NBC series ‘Hannibal’ conflicted with the ‘Daredevil’ schedule. Fox then had to scramble to find a replacement because if they didn’t start filming the movie by October 10th, film rights would then revert back to Marvel.
Then came in Joe Carnahan. Earlier in the month, Fox was in talks with the director as they were interested in his “Frank Miller-esque hardcore 70’s thriller” angle for the superhero. In fact, Carnahan tweeted on his excitement on his Twitter account:
Now it looks like the excitement may have been a bit premature as last night he tweeted:
As Carnahan says, “time is NOT on anyone’s side.” October is looming and it looks like the studio is going back to square one.
It’s not been specified if the tweet just means that Fox has rejected his version or if it means Carnahan will not be directing the film but in either case, the news does not fare well for the ‘Daredevil’ film.
Earlier it was reported that Fox was trying to get the deadline extended and was contemplating trading a few characters from the Fantastic Four franchise (Galactus and the Silver Surfer) in order to keep the rights to ‘Daredevil’ just a little while longer. Fox, however, has denied these rumors and stated they don’t wouldn’t want to give up these characters since Josh Trank is in the midst of working on this reboot and they wouldn’t want to hamper the franchise in any way.
Unless the studio has something up their sleeves, it sounds like ‘Daredevil’ may be going home. If that happens, then it opens the door for Marvel Studios to start developing their own movie around “The Man without Fear.” Unfortunately that means fans will have to wait a little while longer to see him on the big screen.
You can bet this is one story we’ll be keeping an eye on as the deadline gets closer.
What do you think? Should Fox try to work out the development to meet the October deadline or would you be happy to see ‘Daredevil’ return to Marvel?