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May. 25, 2009by: Daniel Barna

Recently, Golden Apple Comics in Los Angeles was visited by "Battlestar Gallactica" actress Katee Sackhoff who purchased all the Typhoid Mary comics they had in stock. In case the name doesn't ring a bell, Typhoid Mary is the longtime foe and sometimes lover of Marvel's Daredevil, a mutant with a multiple personality who develops various powers depending on which personality inhabits her at the time. So either Sackhoff is a huge fan of Typhoid Mary comics, or she's in the running for the role in a potential DAREDEVIL reboot and is doing her research like any good actress should. Typhoid Mary also appeared in early DEADPOOL comics, so maybe Sackhoff is looking to star opposite Ryan Reynolds in the upcoming spin-off. Personally I just don't understand why in the world Marvel would want to remake DAREDEVIL. That movie was like, so perfect.

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4:14AM on 05/28/2009

Well I don't know but....

I really liked the directors cut. If they were to recast I would say Matt Damon. I'm serious. Bourne kicks ass!
I really liked the directors cut. If they were to recast I would say Matt Damon. I'm serious. Bourne kicks ass!
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9:24PM on 05/27/2009

Alex Proyas or David Fincher Should DIrect

I'd say Ryan Gosling for Matt Murdock.
I'd say Ryan Gosling for Matt Murdock.
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2:05PM on 05/26/2009

hell yes

I'm not sure who is qualified to star as DD, but if Katee is in it, I've officially gotten WOOD from reading it. Battlestar rocks!
I'm not sure who is qualified to star as DD, but if Katee is in it, I've officially gotten WOOD from reading it. Battlestar rocks!
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12:16PM on 05/26/2009

Fuck a reboot!

I loved the original and the director's cut..though it was campy at times I still loved it! Why does hollywood have to remake every fucking thing nowadays? Anyway, I can't really see anybody filling the shoes that Affleck should of never filled....they need to just leave it alone!
I loved the original and the director's cut..though it was campy at times I still loved it! Why does hollywood have to remake every fucking thing nowadays? Anyway, I can't really see anybody filling the shoes that Affleck should of never filled....they need to just leave it alone!
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8:58AM on 05/26/2009

I'm so down to see this rebooted

If this is true and Katee gets cast for the role it will be awesome. She could fill that role and make it amazing. As for casting a lead i think it should be a no name, but if i had to pick someone to play the role right now i'd want to see Chris Pine give it a shot.
If this is true and Katee gets cast for the role it will be awesome. She could fill that role and make it amazing. As for casting a lead i think it should be a no name, but if i had to pick someone to play the role right now i'd want to see Chris Pine give it a shot.
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1:30AM on 05/26/2009
Id be VERY glad to hear that they are redoing Daredevil. I honestly thought it was one of the worst movies Ive ever seen. It made no sense whatsoever.

A new script, new characters and a more in depth character and plot development.
Id be VERY glad to hear that they are redoing Daredevil. I honestly thought it was one of the worst movies Ive ever seen. It made no sense whatsoever.

A new script, new characters and a more in depth character and plot development.
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1:28AM on 05/26/2009
Kevin McKidd
Kevin McKidd
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8:38PM on 05/25/2009
Guy Pearce maybe
Guy Pearce maybe
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8:11PM on 05/25/2009
I'm all for a reboot.

Actors? Guy Pearce, Ethan Hawke

Directors? Kathryn Bigelow, David Gordon Green
I'm all for a reboot.

Actors? Guy Pearce, Ethan Hawke

Directors? Kathryn Bigelow, David Gordon Green
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5:41PM on 05/25/2009
Jack Bauer hahahaha
Jack Bauer hahahaha
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5:26PM on 05/25/2009
I for one would love to see a new Daredevil movie. Great character--but Affleck sucked as him. Affleck was a decent Murdock, but wholly unbelievable in the lame DD suit.

And get Proyas or somebody with a vision to direct this time.
I for one would love to see a new Daredevil movie. Great character--but Affleck sucked as him. Affleck was a decent Murdock, but wholly unbelievable in the lame DD suit.

And get Proyas or somebody with a vision to direct this time.
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3:11PM on 05/25/2009
Seth Rogen would be perfect as Elektra. Heck, if he can pull of Green Hornet, he can manage anything.
Seth Rogen would be perfect as Elektra. Heck, if he can pull of Green Hornet, he can manage anything.
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2:32PM on 05/25/2009
As long as they leave out the origin story, I don't have a problem thinking of it as more of a discontinuous sequel (a la 007) than a reboot.

I haven't seen it, but there is no way that the director's cut is a good Daredevil movie. One of the big problems I had with the film was that it really did not seem to respect the world at all, and therefore was embarrassingly over the top. It had more of a Fast and the Furious (but even sillier) tone than say a Spider-Man tone. Bullseye standing up
As long as they leave out the origin story, I don't have a problem thinking of it as more of a discontinuous sequel (a la 007) than a reboot.

I haven't seen it, but there is no way that the director's cut is a good Daredevil movie. One of the big problems I had with the film was that it really did not seem to respect the world at all, and therefore was embarrassingly over the top. It had more of a Fast and the Furious (but even sillier) tone than say a Spider-Man tone. Bullseye standing up on a moving motorcycle with his arms outstretched? Come on.

It would be great to see someone older than Affleck in the role. Matthew Fox is a good choice, especially since it would be nice to root for him after hating his character more and more on Lost.

While we're speculating on Battlestar vets, how about Tahmoh Penikett for DD? He did a pretty good job of portraying a kind of conflicted righteousness that the Man Without Fear is known for. Oh, and the dude who played the awesome Romo Lampkin as... Mysterio?
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2:21PM on 05/25/2009
Michael c. Hall it is too obvious no on else makes sense
Michael c. Hall it is too obvious no on else makes sense
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12:46PM on 05/25/2009

Matthew Fox

Only he might be too good for an often very boring superhero. Unless they make the Elektra lives again story, one of Millers few great stories. Fox would make a great Green Lantern too.
Only he might be too good for an often very boring superhero. Unless they make the Elektra lives again story, one of Millers few great stories. Fox would make a great Green Lantern too.
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12:32PM on 05/25/2009
Marvel dosn't want to reboot Darebevil. Fox does cuz they have made movies of all there marvel proporties and they all sucked. Minus x-men and x2.

I think Matthew Fox would make a cool daredevil and Jason Statham would be a cool Bullseye.
The micheal C Hall was a very good suggestion for daredevil also
Marvel dosn't want to reboot Darebevil. Fox does cuz they have made movies of all there marvel proporties and they all sucked. Minus x-men and x2.

I think Matthew Fox would make a cool daredevil and Jason Statham would be a cool Bullseye.
The micheal C Hall was a very good suggestion for daredevil also
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12:04PM on 05/25/2009
No, Ben Foster as Bullseye

Michael C Hall as Daredevil
No, Ben Foster as Bullseye

Michael C Hall as Daredevil
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10:35AM on 05/25/2009

REBOOT!

Ben Foster as Daredevil!
Ben Foster as Daredevil!
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9:46AM on 05/25/2009
Isn't it too fast to reboot Daredevil? I guess not coz even Hulk got a new Edward Norton movie so I guess Daredevil reboot is possible. But honestly Ben Affleck is a good Daredevil in my opinion. And he really got a good on-screen chemistry with Jon Favreau. Just a what if question: what if Daredevil's director's cut WAS a theatrical version? That would have been awesome coz I adore the Director's Cut more. My vote: bring Ben Affleck, Jon Favreau, and Jennifer Garner back. Especially Garner,
Isn't it too fast to reboot Daredevil? I guess not coz even Hulk got a new Edward Norton movie so I guess Daredevil reboot is possible. But honestly Ben Affleck is a good Daredevil in my opinion. And he really got a good on-screen chemistry with Jon Favreau. Just a what if question: what if Daredevil's director's cut WAS a theatrical version? That would have been awesome coz I adore the Director's Cut more. My vote: bring Ben Affleck, Jon Favreau, and Jennifer Garner back. Especially Garner, since she's real-life wife to Affleck so on-screen chemistry between Daredevil and Elektra would even be better than the 1st Daredevil movie. They can change the director but who??
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9:19AM on 05/25/2009

Matt Damon looked more like Matt Murdock than Affleck....

But of course Affleck got it because he was the bigger fan. The whole problem with the first movie was that, unless you bought the director's cut, everything felt rushed. From the introduction of Elektra and Bullseye to the final climax, it all zoomed past you. If given a 2 hr run-time, we would've gotten an establishment of characters.

If they are to do a reboot than Damon is my pick to play Daredevil. He has the acting chops and he can do fight scenes ("Bourne" movies).

What they
But of course Affleck got it because he was the bigger fan. The whole problem with the first movie was that, unless you bought the director's cut, everything felt rushed. From the introduction of Elektra and Bullseye to the final climax, it all zoomed past you. If given a 2 hr run-time, we would've gotten an establishment of characters.

If they are to do a reboot than Damon is my pick to play Daredevil. He has the acting chops and he can do fight scenes ("Bourne" movies).

What they should do for the reboot and for the "Wolverine" sequel, is use Miller's work as their inspiration. Miller shouldn't direct it of course but his work should be the heart of the movie.

An all-star cast, a qualified director, Miller as a co-writer, and a hard PG-13 if not R would resurrect this franchise from the grave.
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8:53AM on 05/25/2009

hm

the Deadpool thing seems more logical. I dont like the idea of redoing Daredevil for the simple reason that it didnt work when they tried to revamp the Hulk. What we need here is time travel so we can forget the Daredevil catastrophe that was, and start over. This time, Daredevil could be played by, oh what the heck-- James McAvoy or Jason Statham, then we've got something.
the Deadpool thing seems more logical. I dont like the idea of redoing Daredevil for the simple reason that it didnt work when they tried to revamp the Hulk. What we need here is time travel so we can forget the Daredevil catastrophe that was, and start over. This time, Daredevil could be played by, oh what the heck-- James McAvoy or Jason Statham, then we've got something.
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7:55AM on 05/25/2009

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck & Favs were the best parts of Daredevil. Seriously, Affleck can do Matt Murdock really well, it was piss poor writing and direction that got DD. Ghost Rider was just poor all around. (Except the Score, Sam Elliot, and Eva Mendes' ass)

I'd like a new DD movie, just not a new guy playing DD.
Ben Affleck & Favs were the best parts of Daredevil. Seriously, Affleck can do Matt Murdock really well, it was piss poor writing and direction that got DD. Ghost Rider was just poor all around. (Except the Score, Sam Elliot, and Eva Mendes' ass)

I'd like a new DD movie, just not a new guy playing DD.
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7:47AM on 05/25/2009

Ben Affleck

Ben Affleck & Favs were the best parts of Daredevil. Seriously, Affleck can do Matt Murdock really well, it was piss poor writing and direction that got DD. Ghost Rider was just poor all around. (Except the Score, Sam Elliot, and Eva Mendes' ass)

I'd like a new DD movie, just not a new guy playing DD.
Ben Affleck & Favs were the best parts of Daredevil. Seriously, Affleck can do Matt Murdock really well, it was piss poor writing and direction that got DD. Ghost Rider was just poor all around. (Except the Score, Sam Elliot, and Eva Mendes' ass)

I'd like a new DD movie, just not a new guy playing DD.
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7:29AM on 05/25/2009

hmmm

I guess a lot of people will hate me fr this, but I think they should get someone unknown as the new Daredevil. I don't know about putting Mary in the new Daredevil flick, since the first one was terrible with Elektra in it. Although I have to admit that the Directors Cut of the movie was a 1000 times better than the theatrical release !!! It was more action and less love/romance involved.
I guess a lot of people will hate me fr this, but I think they should get someone unknown as the new Daredevil. I don't know about putting Mary in the new Daredevil flick, since the first one was terrible with Elektra in it. Although I have to admit that the Directors Cut of the movie was a 1000 times better than the theatrical release !!! It was more action and less love/romance involved.
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7:29AM on 05/25/2009

Saweeet

I too liked the director's cut. As for Daredevil Karl Urban mayby. I dont know its a tough choice
I too liked the director's cut. As for Daredevil Karl Urban mayby. I dont know its a tough choice
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7:00AM on 05/25/2009
Josh Hartnet would be awesome as Daredevil.
Josh Hartnet would be awesome as Daredevil.
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6:59AM on 05/25/2009
Josh Hartnet would be awesome as Daredevil.
Josh Hartnet would be awesome as Daredevil.
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6:19AM on 05/25/2009

Woo!

While I liked the director's cut version of Daredevil, I hope they follow through on a reboot. And I hope 'that 'Dexter' asshole' is in it. :-p
While I liked the director's cut version of Daredevil, I hope they follow through on a reboot. And I hope 'that 'Dexter' asshole' is in it. :-p
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5:28AM on 05/25/2009
Guys, I think the speculation is that she wants to AUDITION for the part - not that she's been offered it - hence buying the comics herself.

Having said that, I still don't think there's any truth to this speculation.
Guys, I think the speculation is that she wants to AUDITION for the part - not that she's been offered it - hence buying the comics herself.

Having said that, I still don't think there's any truth to this speculation.
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5:21AM on 05/25/2009
I've been anxiously awaiting any news of the Daredvil reboot, but have to agree that this is probably just a coincidence. As far as we know there's no script, or even any writers working on one. Plus, like BarryShaft said, if Sackhoff she would be provided with research material for free.

I'm one of those Daredevil fans who really hated the Johnson film. I think the biggest problem was that he just doesn't know how to make a good superhero flick (remember, he made Ghost Rider as his followup
I've been anxiously awaiting any news of the Daredvil reboot, but have to agree that this is probably just a coincidence. As far as we know there's no script, or even any writers working on one. Plus, like BarryShaft said, if Sackhoff she would be provided with research material for free.

I'm one of those Daredevil fans who really hated the Johnson film. I think the biggest problem was that he just doesn't know how to make a good superhero flick (remember, he made Ghost Rider as his followup film). I've also seen the director's cut but didn't like it much better. However, I agree that a reboot could have a ton of potential, as long as the right people were involved. I also agree with Arvindh's idea of getting respected, but somewhat off the radar actor to play the lead.

My picks:

Daredevil - Ethan Hawke
Kingpin - Ray Winstone
Karen Page - Claire Danes
Foggy Nelson - Mark Ruffalo
Bullseye - Mark Strong

I actually think Sam Rockwell would make a pitch perfect Bullseye, but he's already doing Iron Man, so that seems unlikely. For the director I'd go with either Alex Proyas or Billy Ray.
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5:10AM on 05/25/2009
I think Daredevil's origins in the movie were pretty good, everything where he was a kid and blah blah blah. But everything after that was pretty weak. Just make a new Daredevil story, but...replace everyone.

Yes Michael Clark Duncan...even you.
I think Daredevil's origins in the movie were pretty good, everything where he was a kid and blah blah blah. But everything after that was pretty weak. Just make a new Daredevil story, but...replace everyone.

Yes Michael Clark Duncan...even you.
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4:54AM on 05/25/2009
DON'T REBOOT. I'm so sick of origin stories. Give us a new Daredevil movie yes but don't make an origin story that everyone and their mother already knows!
DON'T REBOOT. I'm so sick of origin stories. Give us a new Daredevil movie yes but don't make an origin story that everyone and their mother already knows!
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4:30AM on 05/25/2009
Well that's the worst lead on a story I've ever heard... If Katee Sackhoff had been offered a role in something no one has even greenlit a script of I'm pretty sure the studio would buy the comics for her... I mean, Marvel's pretty liberal about giving material to those involved in their projects.

Daredevil is my favourite non-Batman comic book character and while I dug the first movie (the Director's Cut, which sadly most people never saw but is actually a hell of a lot better) I'd love to
Well that's the worst lead on a story I've ever heard... If Katee Sackhoff had been offered a role in something no one has even greenlit a script of I'm pretty sure the studio would buy the comics for her... I mean, Marvel's pretty liberal about giving material to those involved in their projects.

Daredevil is my favourite non-Batman comic book character and while I dug the first movie (the Director's Cut, which sadly most people never saw but is actually a hell of a lot better) I'd love to see the character return to the big screen, especially if Marvel produced. I always thought Guy Pearce could make an interesting Man Without Fear.
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4:27AM on 05/25/2009

Ewww origins

Oh no,not another tired boring origin story-"DareDevil w/ Ben Affleck was a good film IMO. No need for a re-tread.
Oh no,not another tired boring origin story-"DareDevil w/ Ben Affleck was a good film IMO. No need for a re-tread.
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4:16AM on 05/25/2009

Too many

comic book movies, it's becoming frackin' boring.

Anyway, what about Keanu Reeves?
comic book movies, it's becoming frackin' boring.

Anyway, what about Keanu Reeves?
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3:28AM on 05/25/2009

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Well, now there are two.

I unapologetically dig Mark Steven Johnsons DAREDEVIL and I thought Affleck did a damn good job considering the role should have gone to someone who isn't Ben Affleck.

Sucks when people don't just go with the majority and have their own opinions, eh?

That said, it could still be done a shit load better, so Im down with the reboot idea. Not that it will ever happen, but still.

As for Starbuck playing Typhoid Mary, I wouldn't get too excited or read too

Well, now there are two.

I unapologetically dig Mark Steven Johnsons DAREDEVIL and I thought Affleck did a damn good job considering the role should have gone to someone who isn't Ben Affleck.

Sucks when people don't just go with the majority and have their own opinions, eh?

That said, it could still be done a shit load better, so Im down with the reboot idea. Not that it will ever happen, but still.

As for Starbuck playing Typhoid Mary, I wouldn't get too excited or read too much into her shopping trip. The property is still at Fox, so it's way more likely the role will go to Queen Latifah.
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3:15AM on 05/25/2009

yes

Yeah it's very necessary. Daredevil has the potential to be a huge character in the film world and needs to be done well. That way in future movies DD and Spidey can hang out on rooftops and discuss KingPin or chicks or whatever they usually talk. And Tony Stark and drop in and give Matt a cool new cane, etc.
Who should play DD? anyone but that 'Dexter' asshole.
Yeah it's very necessary. Daredevil has the potential to be a huge character in the film world and needs to be done well. That way in future movies DD and Spidey can hang out on rooftops and discuss KingPin or chicks or whatever they usually talk. And Tony Stark and drop in and give Matt a cool new cane, etc.
Who should play DD? anyone but that 'Dexter' asshole.
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2:56AM on 05/25/2009
Ehhh... Daredevil isn't god-awful. Is a reboot really necessary?
Ehhh... Daredevil isn't god-awful. Is a reboot really necessary?
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2:43AM on 05/25/2009
I'm past the stage where all these reboot rumors interest me; most of them never happen anyway. If a Daredevil reboot happens, then I hope a talented team is attached, if not than no big deal.

If not Affleck, possibly Mark Wahlberg.
I'm past the stage where all these reboot rumors interest me; most of them never happen anyway. If a Daredevil reboot happens, then I hope a talented team is attached, if not than no big deal.

If not Affleck, possibly Mark Wahlberg.
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2:28AM on 05/25/2009

There's always one

Ever notice when everyone uniformly hates a movie there's always that one guy who says "I actually like____ (insert Daredevil, Terminator 4, etc,)". I always imagine that guy wearing a plastic helmet with a chin-strap.

That said, yeah, reboot this piece of shit and do it right.
Ever notice when everyone uniformly hates a movie there's always that one guy who says "I actually like____ (insert Daredevil, Terminator 4, etc,)". I always imagine that guy wearing a plastic helmet with a chin-strap.

That said, yeah, reboot this piece of shit and do it right.
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2:11AM on 05/25/2009

NICE.

I for one would love to see a new Daredevil movie, hopefully done right this time. He's an awesome character and having a foe / love interest like Typhoid Mary in it sounds pretty interesting.

As for who should play, I say get a not-too-famous face. Works better. Someone who has a decent resume but isn't a Hollywood who's-who. Someone that will give a damn about the character and not just use the movie as a way of getting into the "in" thing right now; comic book adaptations aka massive
I for one would love to see a new Daredevil movie, hopefully done right this time. He's an awesome character and having a foe / love interest like Typhoid Mary in it sounds pretty interesting.

As for who should play, I say get a not-too-famous face. Works better. Someone who has a decent resume but isn't a Hollywood who's-who. Someone that will give a damn about the character and not just use the movie as a way of getting into the "in" thing right now; comic book adaptations aka massive summer blockbusters.
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2:11AM on 05/25/2009

Ready to defend:

I actually liked Daredevil. It wasn't amazing by any stretch, but Affleck was solid, and Farrel was great as Bullseye. Overall, I was surprised I actually liked it.

But in reality, I say enough with the damn comic book flicks already. I for one, and SICK of hearing about yet another damned "adaptation". Considering how many actual stick to the history and story of the comics, why do they bother? Hey, this is a great character, so let's buy the rights, then change EVERYTHING about the back
I actually liked Daredevil. It wasn't amazing by any stretch, but Affleck was solid, and Farrel was great as Bullseye. Overall, I was surprised I actually liked it.

But in reality, I say enough with the damn comic book flicks already. I for one, and SICK of hearing about yet another damned "adaptation". Considering how many actual stick to the history and story of the comics, why do they bother? Hey, this is a great character, so let's buy the rights, then change EVERYTHING about the back story, and make it our own thing. Losers.

And yea, Sackhoff is kinda hot.
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2:08AM on 05/25/2009

Golden Apple Blows

There is a reason why most celebs buy their comics from Meltdown and House of Secrets. They don't blab to everyone about who comes in. What a bunch of scumbags at the Golden Apple. I swear what a pathetic club of gossiping pieces of shit.

Also, would they really use Typhoid Mary after she was in that Electra movie? I'd rather see Katie as Blackcat.

Ben Affleck.
There is a reason why most celebs buy their comics from Meltdown and House of Secrets. They don't blab to everyone about who comes in. What a bunch of scumbags at the Golden Apple. I swear what a pathetic club of gossiping pieces of shit.

Also, would they really use Typhoid Mary after she was in that Electra movie? I'd rather see Katie as Blackcat.

Ben Affleck.
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2:07AM on 05/25/2009
"Extra Tidbit: Who should play the new Daredevil?"

Ben Affleck, again.
"Extra Tidbit: Who should play the new Daredevil?"

Ben Affleck, again.
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