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10.03.2008

IESB spoke to 20th Century Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman about the idea of DAREDEVIL being rebooted. I don't want to spoil the way-outta-the-left-field surprise ending, but yes, it's on the agenda:

"We've got all the rights. And yes, I think that the thing the Hulk showed although, it did what it did, is that it is possible, that if you really do it right the audience will give you a second chance. That it is possible. And I think that you see that when they did Batman Begins, the first Nolan movie, that you can have made some mistakes along the way or movies that the audience wasn't that crazy about and then given the proper amount of time and the right creative vision behind it, you can, to use your word, reboot. "

Of course he used Christopher Nolan's work as a template. Both Batman films are just so GD good. I use Nolan's work as a template when I have sex. I don't even know what that means but it sounded like a compliment so what the hell, I'm keeping it.
Extra Tidbit: In the original movie it took 8 months to get the Daredevil costume just right. Thank the lord they took that time. Really paid off.
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2:57AM on 10/09/2008

KuriousJorgie

I think you misread my comments in one of the previous threads...

Actually I'm open to a non-black actor portraying Black Panther....but I'm not really a fan of Ryan Reynolds...(and I was just throwing Daniel Dae Kim's name out there).
I think you misread my comments in one of the previous threads...

Actually I'm open to a non-black actor portraying Black Panther....but I'm not really a fan of Ryan Reynolds...(and I was just throwing Daniel Dae Kim's name out there).
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1:09AM on 10/08/2008

Werewolf by Night

I say yes to a Reboot, BUT only if Marvel Studios does the film. You bring Damon in to show Affleck how to make an action film and Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow) to Direct. instant Cult classic and maybe these main stream cornballs will catch on. Kevin Smith would be awesome for the writing BUT he hasnt had a good relationship wit Marvel. He killed off Mysterio in a Daredevil comic??? He is a Spider-man Foe. Well needless to say he was pulled from that comic title. he also had numerous
I say yes to a Reboot, BUT only if Marvel Studios does the film. You bring Damon in to show Affleck how to make an action film and Alex Proyas (Dark City, The Crow) to Direct. instant Cult classic and maybe these main stream cornballs will catch on. Kevin Smith would be awesome for the writing BUT he hasnt had a good relationship wit Marvel. He killed off Mysterio in a Daredevil comic??? He is a Spider-man Foe. Well needless to say he was pulled from that comic title. he also had numerous delays with the Spiderman /Black cat mini series and he never finished the Daredevil/Bullseyes series. He is now working with DC. He is a bad choice. Well whats the worse that can happen? Another Rothman/Afleck movie? Well all seem to like that one BUT Kingpin is a White guy. I do like MDC so it didnt bother me Plus what white guy could play the Kingpin? None give it back to MDC

joel1975 thinks the black panther should be played by ryan reynolds or some asian guy.

One last thing Daredevil is not the Batman of Marvel comics, That would be Moon Knight. I would love to see a Moon Knight Flick. Watch him battle Werewolf by night or even kill Bushman. Wow.
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1:48AM on 10/07/2008

s1rus

Attend any neo-nazi rallies lately?
Attend any neo-nazi rallies lately?
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7:13PM on 10/06/2008

White King Pin?

Just as long as the King Pin is white if this takes off. this would be bad ass
Just as long as the King Pin is white if this takes off. this would be bad ass
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3:18AM on 10/06/2008

Woo Hoo

God, YES! I love DD as a character. I hated the flick.
Get Kevin Smith to write it (possibly direct? He could pull a Favs. Mosier wouldn't be keen ala Green Hornet though...)
Didn't Jason Statham say he'd love to play DD?
Everything about the original was shit, reboot.

Yay!

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God, YES! I love DD as a character. I hated the flick.
Get Kevin Smith to write it (possibly direct? He could pull a Favs. Mosier wouldn't be keen ala Green Hornet though...)
Didn't Jason Statham say he'd love to play DD?
Everything about the original was shit, reboot.

Yay!

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5:25PM on 10/05/2008

Hell yeah

I too didn't hate daredevil at all!!!! how bout that sequal in stead of this reboot...??
I too didn't hate daredevil at all!!!! how bout that sequal in stead of this reboot...??
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5:35PM on 10/04/2008

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I still want Colin Farrel back as bullseye.
I still want Colin Farrel back as bullseye.
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3:59PM on 10/04/2008
"Why so much daredevil hating?"

Well let's look at some numbers.
Daredevil has a 44% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It has a 24% "Top Critics" Rating.
It has a 44/100 on Metacritic.
Obviously the critics didn't like it too well.

And neither did the typical moviegoer, on IMDB it has a 5.5 (even "Rise of the Silver Surfer" has a better rating with a 5.9).

The critics didn't like it, most viewers didn't like it (although it's obvious some did). Yeah I guess that might have something to do with
"Why so much daredevil hating?"

Well let's look at some numbers.
Daredevil has a 44% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It has a 24% "Top Critics" Rating.
It has a 44/100 on Metacritic.
Obviously the critics didn't like it too well.

And neither did the typical moviegoer, on IMDB it has a 5.5 (even "Rise of the Silver Surfer" has a better rating with a 5.9).

The critics didn't like it, most viewers didn't like it (although it's obvious some did). Yeah I guess that might have something to do with all the hating.

For my money I don't think it's the WORST superhero movie ever made (Steel, anyone?) but is easily one of the most disappointing. Seriously with all the good Batman films why is it so hard to pull of Daredevil? It isn't, really you just need to hire the right team. I'm sure if they hired a Rian Johnson or a David Slade or a Scott Frank we'd end up with a pretty awesome movie. You just need someone with umm, talent.
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9:57AM on 10/04/2008
Why so much daredevil hating? I enjoyed it. Screw the reboot..how about an actual sequel?
Why so much daredevil hating? I enjoyed it. Screw the reboot..how about an actual sequel?
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8:27AM on 10/04/2008

Bow down to Nolan

So, pretty much bow down to Nolan and Batman for setting the gold standard of comic book movies.
So, pretty much bow down to Nolan and Batman for setting the gold standard of comic book movies.
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6:04AM on 10/04/2008
This is good news, indeed. Daredevil kicks ass and if done right could be a really fun movie to watch. I suspected this would happen after the success (understatement) of The Dark Knight. Marvel must've pondered over it and figured they needed to go 'the dark and gritty way' with one of their characters, and who better to do so than someone who resembles The Bat so much in the Marvel universe; Daredevil. Still, this is coming from Fox and all things Fox smell of shit lately so...I'm not gonna
This is good news, indeed. Daredevil kicks ass and if done right could be a really fun movie to watch. I suspected this would happen after the success (understatement) of The Dark Knight. Marvel must've pondered over it and figured they needed to go 'the dark and gritty way' with one of their characters, and who better to do so than someone who resembles The Bat so much in the Marvel universe; Daredevil. Still, this is coming from Fox and all things Fox smell of shit lately so...I'm not gonna get too excited just yet.
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4:08AM on 10/04/2008
If that is the case...

Daredevil - Matthew Fox
Kingpin - Ray Winstone
Elektra - Maggie Q

And keep Fox's grimy hands away from this. They've been total Nazis to fanboy material these days.
If that is the case...

Daredevil - Matthew Fox
Kingpin - Ray Winstone
Elektra - Maggie Q

And keep Fox's grimy hands away from this. They've been total Nazis to fanboy material these days.
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1:31AM on 10/04/2008

Do it and do it right..

Don't see how this could be good, coming from Fox.

They're better off selling the rights back to Marvel's movie studios, who would then make a proper Daredevil film. Fox is only capable of film sabotage.
Don't see how this could be good, coming from Fox.

They're better off selling the rights back to Marvel's movie studios, who would then make a proper Daredevil film. Fox is only capable of film sabotage.
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12:51AM on 10/04/2008

geez...

this is getting ridiculous...

Hulk, Superman Returns, The Punisher, Daredevil were all good movies... what is the deal with all those reboots???

This is getting really annoying.

The only movies that should get the reboot treatment are Elektra and Catwoman... they sucked big time.
this is getting ridiculous...

Hulk, Superman Returns, The Punisher, Daredevil were all good movies... what is the deal with all those reboots???

This is getting really annoying.

The only movies that should get the reboot treatment are Elektra and Catwoman... they sucked big time.
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10:27PM on 10/03/2008

wHILE THIER AT IT...

They should reboot Elektra, I think that character has allot of potential as a reboot film as well, I like the idea of a Dredevil reboot even though I was probably one of the few that enjoyed the original.
They should reboot Elektra, I think that character has allot of potential as a reboot film as well, I like the idea of a Dredevil reboot even though I was probably one of the few that enjoyed the original.
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10:19PM on 10/03/2008

DON'T SHOW HOW IT HAPPEND

This sounds like a good idea, but I hope they start off the movie with how he became the daredevil. That would just waste time in the ass kicking.I liked the first one the only downfall was Collen Farrell playing bullseye. he just sucked. I think Ben was a good daredevil. The one thing i also hope, is that they make it really dark, like the recent batman's.
This sounds like a good idea, but I hope they start off the movie with how he became the daredevil. That would just waste time in the ass kicking.I liked the first one the only downfall was Collen Farrell playing bullseye. he just sucked. I think Ben was a good daredevil. The one thing i also hope, is that they make it really dark, like the recent batman's.
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9:37PM on 10/03/2008

Daredevil was great!

I don't post much but I thought the original Daredevil was awesome. Both versions (I dug the DC a lot more though) and even the Fleckster did well. Just do a sequel with the main peeps brought back.
I don't post much but I thought the original Daredevil was awesome. Both versions (I dug the DC a lot more though) and even the Fleckster did well. Just do a sequel with the main peeps brought back.
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9:22PM on 10/03/2008

let it rest.

Boooooo.
Boooooo.
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9:21PM on 10/03/2008
Daredevil lost any shred of credibility it had as soon as the playground scene got started. Some of the most cringe-inducing shit ever right there.

As for the whole reboot thing... I dunno. I would say that 5 years is a little too soon, but hey, it was only 8 years between B+R and Bats Begins right? If they can make a decent Daredevil flick, I'll give it a look.


Even still, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's getting a little tired of reboots becoming Hollywood's latest get out of jail
Daredevil lost any shred of credibility it had as soon as the playground scene got started. Some of the most cringe-inducing shit ever right there.

As for the whole reboot thing... I dunno. I would say that 5 years is a little too soon, but hey, it was only 8 years between B+R and Bats Begins right? If they can make a decent Daredevil flick, I'll give it a look.


Even still, I'm sure I'm not the only one who's getting a little tired of reboots becoming Hollywood's latest get out of jail free card.
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9:12PM on 10/03/2008
no no noooooooooooooooo just make a number 2 i loved the 1st one
no no noooooooooooooooo just make a number 2 i loved the 1st one
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8:45PM on 10/03/2008

Again, Maybe

The first Daredevil movie was a bit of a disappointment; it just made it to 'OK'. The movie should/could have been on a par with 'Batman Begins', but there wasn't enough faith to go to the wall with it.
Here's hoping the studios pay attention to the results a serious, all-out quest for greatness can garner. I wouldn't mind seeing CF as Bullseye or DCD as Kingpin again, either.
The first Daredevil movie was a bit of a disappointment; it just made it to 'OK'. The movie should/could have been on a par with 'Batman Begins', but there wasn't enough faith to go to the wall with it.
Here's hoping the studios pay attention to the results a serious, all-out quest for greatness can garner. I wouldn't mind seeing CF as Bullseye or DCD as Kingpin again, either.
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8:19PM on 10/03/2008

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Ang Lee's Hulk was a good film and if it had come out after The Dark Knight when people are ok with a more sophisticated comic film it would of hit a wider audience. Oh and if they cut out the stupid Hulk poodle I mean WTF on that one.
Ang Lee's Hulk was a good film and if it had come out after The Dark Knight when people are ok with a more sophisticated comic film it would of hit a wider audience. Oh and if they cut out the stupid Hulk poodle I mean WTF on that one.
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7:53PM on 10/03/2008
intothebadlands...I'm here to second what Branco Fan said.
intothebadlands...I'm here to second what Branco Fan said.
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7:04PM on 10/03/2008
intothebadlands - Yes you are
intothebadlands - Yes you are
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6:45PM on 10/03/2008
Am I the only one who really though Ang Lee's Hulk was spectacular...??
Am I the only one who really though Ang Lee's Hulk was spectacular...??
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6:44PM on 10/03/2008

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-shakes head-

Sight (more or less?)

He gets his abilities in a typical Stan Lee fashion (naturally). His senses are heightened to where it doesn't 100% matter. He doesn't need Braille, as he can run his fingers along ink and read that way, for example. I think you're talking about how his hearing is supposed to work.

Plus, ol' Matt is a full-fledged CHARACTER.

And what a character he is!


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Sight (more or less?)

He gets his abilities in a typical Stan Lee fashion (naturally). His senses are heightened to where it doesn't 100% matter. He doesn't need Braille, as he can run his fingers along ink and read that way, for example. I think you're talking about how his hearing is supposed to work.

Plus, ol' Matt is a full-fledged CHARACTER.

And what a character he is!


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5:31PM on 10/03/2008
Although it had it flaws, DD wasn't the worst comic book movie. Directors cut made it better. But seriously, who in hollywood hasn't name dropped nolan or TDK yet? Its just getting sad now.
Although it had it flaws, DD wasn't the worst comic book movie. Directors cut made it better. But seriously, who in hollywood hasn't name dropped nolan or TDK yet? Its just getting sad now.
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4:51PM on 10/03/2008

Give the Daredevil a Break

In my opinion, daredevil was a good comic book film. It followed the comic and the casting was pretty dead on. Colin Farrell as Bullseye was genius and Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin was a good choice. I say no on the reboot. I think a good idea for a comic book movie would be lobo. I can imagine the film as a cross between dirtball motorcycle film and some sick sci fi shizz.
In my opinion, daredevil was a good comic book film. It followed the comic and the casting was pretty dead on. Colin Farrell as Bullseye was genius and Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin was a good choice. I say no on the reboot. I think a good idea for a comic book movie would be lobo. I can imagine the film as a cross between dirtball motorcycle film and some sick sci fi shizz.
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4:46PM on 10/03/2008
Two words: Director's. Cut. Had that version been released instead, there probably wouldn't be any need for a reboot.
Two words: Director's. Cut. Had that version been released instead, there probably wouldn't be any need for a reboot.
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4:41PM on 10/03/2008
Cast Michael C. Hall for Daredevil

get someone like Doug Liman or Paul Greengrass to Direct
Cast Michael C. Hall for Daredevil

get someone like Doug Liman or Paul Greengrass to Direct
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4:35PM on 10/03/2008

Hmmm

I am the only one who thinks the Daredevil movie was bad because Daredevil is a sub-par superhero to begin with?

He's a blind superhero whose super power is... sight (more or less)? Lame.

Though I've been wrong before... (who wants to see a movie about a guy who dresses in Iron... oh wait, it's actually really good...)
I am the only one who thinks the Daredevil movie was bad because Daredevil is a sub-par superhero to begin with?

He's a blind superhero whose super power is... sight (more or less)? Lame.

Though I've been wrong before... (who wants to see a movie about a guy who dresses in Iron... oh wait, it's actually really good...)
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4:32PM on 10/03/2008

Tim Rothman...

....can suck my cock. I don't want to hear anything that asshole has to say. Ofcourse a Daredevil reboot is a good idea. No shit.

Now bring it on already and don't screw it up this time, dickhead.
....can suck my cock. I don't want to hear anything that asshole has to say. Ofcourse a Daredevil reboot is a good idea. No shit.

Now bring it on already and don't screw it up this time, dickhead.
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4:06PM on 10/03/2008
Im wanna the feww people that actually liked Daredevil but I do have my problems with it mainly that it felt rushed it shouldve been 15-20 mins longer. I liked Affleck as Daredevil but the movie wouldve been better with a different director and the movie should be R the characters just too dark to do otherwise
Im wanna the feww people that actually liked Daredevil but I do have my problems with it mainly that it felt rushed it shouldve been 15-20 mins longer. I liked Affleck as Daredevil but the movie wouldve been better with a different director and the movie should be R the characters just too dark to do otherwise
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3:21PM on 10/03/2008
As far as a "Daredevil" reboot goes, I'm all for it... as long as someone besides FOX handles it. I HATE Tim Rothman and I definitely do not trust the man with a second chance at anything. He's fucked up too many potentially great films (from "X3" to both "AvP" movies, to "I, Robot", to "Babylon A.D.", the list goes on and on...). Give the rights to MARVEL and I'll be interested.
As far as a "Daredevil" reboot goes, I'm all for it... as long as someone besides FOX handles it. I HATE Tim Rothman and I definitely do not trust the man with a second chance at anything. He's fucked up too many potentially great films (from "X3" to both "AvP" movies, to "I, Robot", to "Babylon A.D.", the list goes on and on...). Give the rights to MARVEL and I'll be interested.
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3:11PM on 10/03/2008

yay!

i'm all for a second outing...i don't know why there is so much hate for the first one though. it really wasn't that bad. i'd put it on the same par as the punisher or ghost rider. ok, but not TERRIBLE and certainly a good time. it definitely wasn't as bad as elektra or fantastic 4.
i'm all for a second outing...i don't know why there is so much hate for the first one though. it really wasn't that bad. i'd put it on the same par as the punisher or ghost rider. ok, but not TERRIBLE and certainly a good time. it definitely wasn't as bad as elektra or fantastic 4.
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3:08PM on 10/03/2008

GOOD NEWS, BUT ....

... Fox should be careful to whom they are gonna give this baby. Yeah, you get a second chance, but you have to fulfill expectations. And , please, no Elektra this time ...
... Fox should be careful to whom they are gonna give this baby. Yeah, you get a second chance, but you have to fulfill expectations. And , please, no Elektra this time ...
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2:47PM on 10/03/2008

Great :-)

Daredevil should be given justice, I hope they follow the rated-R approach or something along the lines of being very dark since Daredevil is obviously a dark hero. And I agree that it should have a Sin City type of style.
Daredevil should be given justice, I hope they follow the rated-R approach or something along the lines of being very dark since Daredevil is obviously a dark hero. And I agree that it should have a Sin City type of style.
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2:47PM on 10/03/2008

Great :-)

Daredevil should be given justice, I hope they follow the rated-R approach or something along the lines of being very dark since Daredevil is obviously a dark hero. And I agree that it should have a Sin City type of style.
Daredevil should be given justice, I hope they follow the rated-R approach or something along the lines of being very dark since Daredevil is obviously a dark hero. And I agree that it should have a Sin City type of style.
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2:44PM on 10/03/2008

bout time

i'm really glad they are going ahead with this, Daredevil didnt get the respect he deserved in the first film. As for the new actor, i'd say if he got a little more toned up Nathan Fillion would be perfect as Murdock
i'm really glad they are going ahead with this, Daredevil didnt get the respect he deserved in the first film. As for the new actor, i'd say if he got a little more toned up Nathan Fillion would be perfect as Murdock
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2:12PM on 10/03/2008

i'm not playing i want to write this

Damien Lewis as Murdock
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Sin City style adapt Bendis' run
Damien Lewis as Murdock
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Sin City style adapt Bendis' run
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2:11PM on 10/03/2008

Could be good

I just hope, HOPE that Statham won't be cast as Matt Murdock/Daredevil.

meh
I just hope, HOPE that Statham won't be cast as Matt Murdock/Daredevil.

meh
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1:55PM on 10/03/2008
Since Marvel is rebooting their movies, they should do Howard the Duck. I love the original, but I would love to see a more modern version, or a sequal done.
Since Marvel is rebooting their movies, they should do Howard the Duck. I love the original, but I would love to see a more modern version, or a sequal done.
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1:35PM on 10/03/2008

WHAT ABOUT???

When will they reboot Condor Man... eh? eh? - friggin Duck Tales could be a sweet comic movie if they did it "right"... unforgivably, money is still the top decision maker in Hollywod. -
When will they reboot Condor Man... eh? eh? - friggin Duck Tales could be a sweet comic movie if they did it "right"... unforgivably, money is still the top decision maker in Hollywod. -
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1:33PM on 10/03/2008
Daredevil has always been my favorite Marvel comicbook hero, so let's hope they get it right this time!
Daredevil has always been my favorite Marvel comicbook hero, so let's hope they get it right this time!
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