Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Fox doesn't want to swap Fantastic Four characters for more time on Daredevil

I thought this was an interesting story.  Back in January I posted about Fox rebooting their Daredevil franchise.  The reason they wanted to fastrack the project was, if they didn't, the rights to the character would revert back to Marvel (who as you know, is making their own movies now).  Fox also owns the rights to the Fantastic Four characters, and is working on that reboot as well.  Here's where it gets interesting.

Joe Carnahan
Fox has a director lined up for Daredevil, but needs more time to make the movie.  They tentatively have Joe Carnahan (The A-Team, Narc) attached to direct.  Marvel is ready to throw down their Thor hammer on the issue.  For Marvel to give Fox more time on Daredevil, they want a few characters back from Fantastic Four; most notably, The Silver Surfer.  I have NEVER heard of this kind of negotiating.  And Fox is not going to play ball.

Fox is willing to let Daredevil go, as they have a young and in-demand director lined up for Fantastic Four (Chronicle director, Josh Trank).  So in a few years, we could see "the Marvel version" of Daredevil.  Interesting and compelling.  They don't usually make their movies very 'dark'.  So they would have to change it up a bit for the character to stay true to the comics.  We'll have to wait and see.

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