Deadline Hollywood has officially popped the balloon on this one.
The October 10th deadline withstanding, their sources vehemently deny that Marvel is in negotiations to get the character rights to Galactus and Silver Surfer from Fox.
In fact, it’s looking more likely that Fox will unceremoniously let Daredevil revert back to Marvel (owned by Disney). Galactus is just too big of a villain to let go in exchange for a character that already had a modestly successful film back in 2003.
According to new word, Fox lacks the passion to resurrect Matt Murdoch. We’re living in a post-Avengers box office landscape and Fox knows it. The Fantastic Four reboot is being tooled as Fox’s answer to this summer’s biggest hit.
Daredevil will have to flounder in cinematic purgatory for just a bit longer.
Last week the 2012 MLB trade deadline passed. But for those still hankering for key player swaps between giant organizations, look no further than what is potentially a risky pop culture stir-up between 20th Century Fox and Marvel Studios.
It’s Fox in the blue corner, Marvel in the red. They’re pulling out their cards, mean-mugging each other, and asking the perennial question: Wanna trade?
Fox owns the film rights to the Daredevil franchise. But in order for them to keep it, they must put into production a new film/reboot-quel by October 10th.
Otherwise Daredevil reverts back to the bosom from whence it nurtured — Marvel.
Marvel would probably like nothing more than for this to happen. Although Phase Two of Marvel’s Cinematic Universe is swimming along for the next few years, I’m sure a character like Daredevil would be a rapturous fit for a later slate of in-house redo’s.
This is where it gets fun.
Marvel understands Fox may lose Daredevil to them. But they also understand that such an event is leaning towards unlikely. So they’re ready to play ball.
Fox and Marvel are in talks to extend the October 10th deadline in exchange for. . . no, not more money. For more characters!
Marvel wants GALACTUS. And they want SILVER SURFER.
What Marvel really wants is the entire Fantastic Four universe. But with Fox hiring Chronicle director Josh Trank to helm the Four reboot, this is not possible.
October 10th is looming close. So Fox has enlisted the help of Joe Carnahan (The Grey) to bring Daredevil back to the big screen. However Carnahan has not been officially offered the director’s chair.
Assuming a Carnahan-directed Daredevil comes to pass, expect a ballsier, Ben Affleck-less take on the blind crimson-clad lawyer from Hell’s Kitchen.