Latest Movie News Headlines

Three more characters join Daredevil's return to Marvel Studios

May. 3, 2013by: Jesse Giroux

Marvel Banner

A little over a week ago we learned that the film rights to Daredevil had reverted back to Marvel Studios and there was much rejoicing. While I'm sure Marvel has plenty of other characters to work with for their films I bet they are very happy to have one of their characters returning to its home.

Three additional superheroes have packed their bags and are heading back to Marvel as well. EW has learned and confirmed with Marvel Studios production president Kevin Feige that the film rights to the Punisher, Blade and Ghost Rider have been returned to Marvel. This news appears in the newest print addition of EW and Comic Book Movie was helpful enough to acquire this information. Feige also revealed that Phase 3 hasn't been mapped out yet and they are interested in using characters that have not been used before in Marvel's cinematic universe. However, that doesn't mean it's a guarantee that we'll immediately be seeing these superheroes in a future film.

Whenever a character comes back to us, it's usually because the other studios don't want to make the movies anymore - and that usually means the [previous] movies may not have been particularly well received," Feige said. "They all have potential, but we're not going to say, 'We got it back - make it!'" 

Feige has a very valid point but Marvel isn't any studio and it's not like they're doing just stand-alone superhero films. Having the rights back means that even if Marvel isn't sure about doing a solo film with any of these characters they could always have them make a cameo to help gauge people's interest in the superhero and see if they warrant a new film.

And maybe it's just a coincidence but three out of the four newly acquired characters were a part of the Marvel Knights imprints. Would it surprise you if Marvel was building up to do a series of Marvel Knights films before teaming the characters up in one film, similar to what they did with Phase 1 and THE AVENGERS? Obviously I'm just grasping at straws but it's an exciting time to be a comic book fan and this boy feels like dreaming big.

Marvel's Phase 2 kicks off TODAY with IRON MAN 3.

Extra Tidbit: Which character are you most excited to see back with Marvel? And which one do you think we'll see back on the big screen first?
Source: EWComic Book Movie

MORE FUN FROM AROUND THE WEB

Strikeback
Not registered? Sign-up!
Or

10:52PM on 05/06/2013

Here's an idea

Joe Carnahan's Daredevil was set in the 70s. How about they also set Punisher, Power Man and Iron Fist in the seventies? They could all cross over with each other and also with the seventies version of S.H.I.E.L.D. Scott Atkins could play Daredevil.

I'm not sure what they will do with Doctor Strange, Blade and Ghost Rider. They could all have cameos in Avengers 3 I suppose. Maybe Thanos can mind control the Hulk which then causes heroes other than the Avengers to get invlved.
Joe Carnahan's Daredevil was set in the 70s. How about they also set Punisher, Power Man and Iron Fist in the seventies? They could all cross over with each other and also with the seventies version of S.H.I.E.L.D. Scott Atkins could play Daredevil.

I'm not sure what they will do with Doctor Strange, Blade and Ghost Rider. They could all have cameos in Avengers 3 I suppose. Maybe Thanos can mind control the Hulk which then causes heroes other than the Avengers to get invlved.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+0
11:35AM on 05/06/2013

OH YES!!!

I bet Wesley Snipes is still in good shape. He owns as Blade. No reason to switch him out. Something tells me he needs the $$. I think Michael Jai White would be a decent runner up since he's a badass Martial Artist (see Blood & Bone), but I'd kinda like to see him land Black Panther. Thomas Jane is great as Punisher and has such passion. Call him now and get him back in the gym. Daredevil also has a lot of potential if handled right...
I bet Wesley Snipes is still in good shape. He owns as Blade. No reason to switch him out. Something tells me he needs the $$. I think Michael Jai White would be a decent runner up since he's a badass Martial Artist (see Blood & Bone), but I'd kinda like to see him land Black Panther. Thomas Jane is great as Punisher and has such passion. Call him now and get him back in the gym. Daredevil also has a lot of potential if handled right...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:00AM on 05/06/2013

Marvel Cinematic Universe

They should take part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe BUT in a small capacity to let their movies with mature content.
They should take part in the Marvel Cinematic Universe BUT in a small capacity to let their movies with mature content.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:00PM on 05/05/2013

Punisher!

There needs to be some sort of Punisher cameo one of the many movies Marvel has planned. Sort of a moment of pure badass but in the background. Then launch with a teamup movie Punisher/Daredevil. Blade would amazing too Idris Elba...
There needs to be some sort of Punisher cameo one of the many movies Marvel has planned. Sort of a moment of pure badass but in the background. Then launch with a teamup movie Punisher/Daredevil. Blade would amazing too Idris Elba...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:35AM on 05/06/2013
A pg-13 punisher.........no thanks!!
A pg-13 punisher.........no thanks!!
11:33PM on 05/04/2013
A Punisher/Daredevil movie would be fucking killer!!
A Punisher/Daredevil movie would be fucking killer!!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:21PM on 05/04/2013

Now...

if we can just get the X-Men back to Marvel...we may have something.
if we can just get the X-Men back to Marvel...we may have something.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:56PM on 05/03/2013

Home Sweet Home.

I hated the first Ghost Rider because it was a load of shit and the second was slightly better, but still nothing but hot garbage. That being said, I love the character from the comics and now that he's back with Marvel, hopefully we'll get to see the Rider be the badass we all know he can be. Small screen or big screen, it's damn good to see these names head back home.
I hated the first Ghost Rider because it was a load of shit and the second was slightly better, but still nothing but hot garbage. That being said, I love the character from the comics and now that he's back with Marvel, hopefully we'll get to see the Rider be the badass we all know he can be. Small screen or big screen, it's damn good to see these names head back home.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:55PM on 05/03/2013

Daredevil/Punisher Team-up

Considering the history between these two, this has to be done! Always loved this Daredevil cover: [link]
Considering the history between these two, this has to be done! Always loved this Daredevil cover: [link]
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+10
9:08PM on 05/03/2013

HBO, FX, AMC...

The grittier characters, especially The Punisher, are tailor-made for the small-screen and cable networks like the ones I referenced know how to present mature subject matter.
The grittier characters, especially The Punisher, are tailor-made for the small-screen and cable networks like the ones I referenced know how to present mature subject matter.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
-5
7:36PM on 05/03/2013

REBOOT BLADE WITH MICHAEL JAI WHITE!

REBOOT BLADE WITH MICHAEL JAI WHITE!
REBOOT BLADE WITH MICHAEL JAI WHITE!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:59PM on 05/05/2013
Enough already with the Michael Jai White. He's a terrible actor. You may as well cast Michael Jackson.
Enough already with the Michael Jai White. He's a terrible actor. You may as well cast Michael Jackson.
6:20PM on 05/03/2013
Dolph Lundgren should play The Punisher....

oh, wait a minute...
Dolph Lundgren should play The Punisher....

oh, wait a minute...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:50PM on 05/03/2013
Blade was a moderate success, but after featuring a lame eurotrash version of Dracula in the third movie, a failed TV series, and Wesley Snipes falling off to direct-to-dvd fare, I can see why they let go of that license.
But mostly the Marvel Knights characters failed because the studio developing them have no idea how to present these concepts. They were thinking of straight superhero stories when what they really need was to make them as more or less crime dramas involving costumed (or not
Blade was a moderate success, but after featuring a lame eurotrash version of Dracula in the third movie, a failed TV series, and Wesley Snipes falling off to direct-to-dvd fare, I can see why they let go of that license.
But mostly the Marvel Knights characters failed because the studio developing them have no idea how to present these concepts. They were thinking of straight superhero stories when what they really need was to make them as more or less crime dramas involving costumed (or not costumed) vigilantes.

I also think it would be interesting to have a 'Marvel Knights' movie as the street level Avengers-type team-up.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
5:18PM on 05/03/2013
I do like Thomas Jane in the movie "Thursday" but he's just not the right actor to portray The Punisher.
The Punisher is a hulking killing machine. The Punisher 2004 was a complete mess. John Travolta was a stupid bad guy.The way Punisher took care of the bad guys. Instead of killing most of them he turned them against one and another. Oh wow, so clever but way out of character.
Frank Castle: I made you kill your best friend.
[after a pause, Frank throws down Livia's earring]
Frank Castle:
I do like Thomas Jane in the movie "Thursday" but he's just not the right actor to portray The Punisher.
The Punisher is a hulking killing machine. The Punisher 2004 was a complete mess. John Travolta was a stupid bad guy.The way Punisher took care of the bad guys. Instead of killing most of them he turned them against one and another. Oh wow, so clever but way out of character.
Frank Castle: I made you kill your best friend.
[after a pause, Frank throws down Livia's earring]
Frank Castle: I made you kill your wife.
Howard Saint: [moans] Oh, God...
Frank Castle: Now I've killed you.
How fuckin stupid is this? The REAL Punisher would not turn anyone against the enemy, he;d just kill you himself and everyone you know.
That said Ray Stevenson and Dolph's versions were also all bad for more than a few reasons.
We desperately need a Christopher Nolan version of The Punisher in order to save this raped franchise.
What worse is that this comic character should be the easiest to transfer into a movie and yet everyone seems to fail miserably.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:52AM on 05/04/2013
"How fuckin stupid is this? The REAL Punisher would not turn anyone against the enemy, he;d just kill you himself and everyone you know."

And then the real Punisher would go to jail for a very long time.
"How fuckin stupid is this? The REAL Punisher would not turn anyone against the enemy, he;d just kill you himself and everyone you know."

And then the real Punisher would go to jail for a very long time.
5:02PM on 05/03/2013

Punisher! :D :D :D

So happy to hear Marvel has acquired the rights to The Punisher again. I don't really know the whole history of Marvel properties being bought out by other companies, but hey... this announcement has proven that they still know The Punisher exists, and that makes me hopeful we'll finally get another Punisher movie, perhaps more in line with that short film "Dirty Laundry." I think that's what it's called.

I love the 2004 Punisher, but I know a lot of people did not. I would love a new
So happy to hear Marvel has acquired the rights to The Punisher again. I don't really know the whole history of Marvel properties being bought out by other companies, but hey... this announcement has proven that they still know The Punisher exists, and that makes me hopeful we'll finally get another Punisher movie, perhaps more in line with that short film "Dirty Laundry." I think that's what it's called.

I love the 2004 Punisher, but I know a lot of people did not. I would love a new movie with Thomas Jane again!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
7:54AM on 05/04/2013
The 2004 Punisher movie was a really good movie. The Punisher in the comics was basically a Death Wish / Dirty Harry inspired character.
The 2004 Punisher movie was a really good movie. The Punisher in the comics was basically a Death Wish / Dirty Harry inspired character.
8:37AM on 05/06/2013
That is the worst punisher movie.


Terrible terrible casting all over it, he kills about 11 people in it.

Awful film.
That is the worst punisher movie.


Terrible terrible casting all over it, he kills about 11 people in it.

Awful film.
5:00PM on 05/03/2013

Tidbit: Daredevil I'm most excited for

So many great storylines by fantastic writers (Bendis, Miller, Brubaker) surround that character. I'm happy to hear he's back in Marvel's hands and hope they won't keep him on the back burner for too long.
So many great storylines by fantastic writers (Bendis, Miller, Brubaker) surround that character. I'm happy to hear he's back in Marvel's hands and hope they won't keep him on the back burner for too long.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
3:48PM on 05/03/2013

Won't be happy until

Marvel get back Silver Surfer & Galactus. If they can get back the whole Fantastic 4 universe even better, but those 2 are the ones they should be going after in the meantime. Its even more important now with the whole Thanos storyline coming up.
Marvel get back Silver Surfer & Galactus. If they can get back the whole Fantastic 4 universe even better, but those 2 are the ones they should be going after in the meantime. Its even more important now with the whole Thanos storyline coming up.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:52PM on 05/03/2013

Awesome!

Just Awesome!
Just Awesome!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
2:43PM on 05/03/2013
Is it a coincidence that it's the traditionally "gritty" characters they're getting back - almost like major studios don't know what to do with an adult-rated comicbook franchise. Blade's proven there's potential with the right team behind it, but clearly it's harder than it might seem to make a decent Punisher movie. Ghost Rider, on the other hand, is obviously a tricky concept to portray effectively, because it's so "out there". In many ways the character was lucky to get two shots at the big
Is it a coincidence that it's the traditionally "gritty" characters they're getting back - almost like major studios don't know what to do with an adult-rated comicbook franchise. Blade's proven there's potential with the right team behind it, but clearly it's harder than it might seem to make a decent Punisher movie. Ghost Rider, on the other hand, is obviously a tricky concept to portray effectively, because it's so "out there". In many ways the character was lucky to get two shots at the big screen (and unlucky with how they turned out). Could del Toro's Justice League Dark be a game changer when it comes to the portrayal of the darker side of comics? If we're lucky. Marvel could make a fantastic ensemble movie with a team up of some of their lesser known characters. My gratitude to whoever gets a decent version of the character Deathlok into cinemas.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:44PM on 05/03/2013
The R-Rated cut of Daredevil is one of the best Marvel movies and is horribly underrated. Just throwin that out there.
But yeah, this is great news too.
The R-Rated cut of Daredevil is one of the best Marvel movies and is horribly underrated. Just throwin that out there.
But yeah, this is great news too.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:04PM on 05/03/2013
You speak the truth! Daredevil is criminally underrated.
You speak the truth! Daredevil is criminally underrated.
12:40PM on 05/03/2013

BLADE!!

the first two Blade movies were awesome and, although I like all three characters, Blade was a ton of fun...and Wesley is out of jail...just sayin'.
the first two Blade movies were awesome and, although I like all three characters, Blade was a ton of fun...and Wesley is out of jail...just sayin'.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+14
12:36PM on 05/03/2013
I'm glad I am not the only one that wants Thomas Jane back as Punisher. I mean the movie was kind of weak but it was also exceptionally dark. Would love to see him reprise his role. Ray Stevenson was okay and gritty but the movie was just too hokey.
Wouldn't mind the now out of jail Snipes back as Blade too. Ghost Rider...just give up.
I'm glad I am not the only one that wants Thomas Jane back as Punisher. I mean the movie was kind of weak but it was also exceptionally dark. Would love to see him reprise his role. Ray Stevenson was okay and gritty but the movie was just too hokey.
Wouldn't mind the now out of jail Snipes back as Blade too. Ghost Rider...just give up.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
12:15PM on 05/03/2013

Team Up!!

Punisher, Ghost Rider and Blade team up movie!! You know it would kick ass..
Punisher, Ghost Rider and Blade team up movie!! You know it would kick ass..
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:15AM on 05/04/2013
Or suck ass. One or the other.
Or suck ass. One or the other.
12:14PM on 05/03/2013

Really happy....especially that the Punisher is back!

Never cared much about Ghost Rider, Blade 1 and 2 were great..3 not soo much but I loved Ryan Reynold Hannibal King and Jessica Biels Character..those I dug would wanna see em again, especially happy for The Punisher and now maybe we can get another Thomas Jane version I have been waiting for!
"Thomas Jane is The real Punisher"
Never cared much about Ghost Rider, Blade 1 and 2 were great..3 not soo much but I loved Ryan Reynold Hannibal King and Jessica Biels Character..those I dug would wanna see em again, especially happy for The Punisher and now maybe we can get another Thomas Jane version I have been waiting for!
"Thomas Jane is The real Punisher"
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
10:39AM on 05/03/2013

I think you guys are confusing Marvel Knights and Midnight Sons

Midnight Sons: "The team consisted of the Nightstalkers (Blade, Frank Drake and Hannibal King); Morbius the Living Vampire; the Spirits of Vengeance (Ghost Rider (Daniel Ketch), Johnny Blaze, and later Vengeance (Michael Badilino); and the Darkhold Redeemers (Sam Buchanan, Victoria Montesi, Louise Hastings, and later Modred, and Jinx). While secretly assembling the team and the sub-teams within, from behind the scenes, Doctor Strange didn't officially join the team until the Siege of Darkness
Midnight Sons: "The team consisted of the Nightstalkers (Blade, Frank Drake and Hannibal King); Morbius the Living Vampire; the Spirits of Vengeance (Ghost Rider (Daniel Ketch), Johnny Blaze, and later Vengeance (Michael Badilino); and the Darkhold Redeemers (Sam Buchanan, Victoria Montesi, Louise Hastings, and later Modred, and Jinx). While secretly assembling the team and the sub-teams within, from behind the scenes, Doctor Strange didn't officially join the team until the Siege of Darkness storyline." (wikipedia)

Marvel Knights: "A loose-knit alliance of urban vigilantes, the "Marvel Knights" first assembled to investigate a mysterious massacre of Red Mafia members in Brooklyn. Allied with his ex-partner the Black Widow and the young hero Dagger, Daredevil, soon discovered that the Asgardian Rock Troll Ulik had caused the massacre in search of the mystical Ragnahorn. Aided by the Punisher and Shang-Chi, the Marvel Knights preoccupied the troll and his minions long enough for Daredevil to retrieve the Ragnahorn and deliver it to Ulik, thus averting further incident. Afterwards the Black Widow, Dagger, Daredevil, and Shang-Chi decided to work together to bring the Punisher to justice, disapproving of his lethal methods." (marvel.com)

There's also the Heroes for Hire which was originally just Power Man and Iron Fist which lasted from 1978 to 1986 but then "Heroes for Hire debuted in 1997, with a core team consisting of Fist, Cage, and an assortment of hangers-on: Black Knight (Dane Whitman), a new White Tiger, Hercules, She-Hulk, Ant-Man (Scott Lang), etc." and then in 2006 the title was revived with "Colleen Wing, Misty Knight, the new Tarantula, Shang-Chi, Humbug, Orka, Black Cat and Paladin"

So that's three different franchises they could start: they could also do movie about the Defenders (Doctor Strange, Silver Surfer, Hulk and Namor) although I think that idea was squashed when Fox retained the rights to the Silver Surfer. There's also the question of how the Defenders could be distinguished from the Avengers what with the Hulk still being a member of the Avengers in the movies and Namor and Doctor Strange (in New Avengers, post Civil War) having become Avengers in the comics.



Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:12AM on 05/03/2013
First of all,the mature imprint was MAX, not Marvel Knights. And the Marvel Knights Imprint also had Marvel Knights Spiderman and Marvel Knights 4 starring the Fantastic Four. And if the Marvel Knights Imprint included Daredevil, Punisher, Blade and Ghost Rider then which "three out of the four" did the author of the article have in mind? I still think there was some confusion because I remember the Marvel Knights and Midnight Sons Imprints being out at the same time and Blade and Ghost
First of all,the mature imprint was MAX, not Marvel Knights. And the Marvel Knights Imprint also had Marvel Knights Spiderman and Marvel Knights 4 starring the Fantastic Four. And if the Marvel Knights Imprint included Daredevil, Punisher, Blade and Ghost Rider then which "three out of the four" did the author of the article have in mind? I still think there was some confusion because I remember the Marvel Knights and Midnight Sons Imprints being out at the same time and Blade and Ghost Rider were Midnight Sons characters.

Anyway, here's what i would do: I would have them do a Doctor Strange movie followed by Doctor Strange 2: Midnight Sons with ghost Rider and Blade. I would also have them do a Heroes for Hire movie with Luke Cage and Iron Fist followed by Heroes for Hire 2: Marvel Knights with Daredevil and the Punisher. I don't think solo films with Powerman or Iron Fist are the way to go: people have been talking about them for a long time and I think neither character has enough draw on their own (which is why they were teamed up in the comics in the first place).
12:10PM on 05/03/2013
Daredevil, Punisher, and Ghost Rider each had their own Marvel Knights series. The team book you mentioned was just one of the Marvel Knights books.
Daredevil, Punisher, and Ghost Rider each had their own Marvel Knights series. The team book you mentioned was just one of the Marvel Knights books.
5:06PM on 05/03/2013
Sorry martinphipps, your confused. Marvel Knights is a sub-division of Marvel where it specializes in more mature material than the regular line. It's like the equivalent of R-rated material versus the regular series which would be PG/PG-13. Blade, Ghost Rider and especially Punisher all had successful runs in that division, that's what the reference is.
EDIT: Your spot on about MAX but Marvel Knights was basically the same thing until MAX replaced it.
Sorry martinphipps, your confused. Marvel Knights is a sub-division of Marvel where it specializes in more mature material than the regular line. It's like the equivalent of R-rated material versus the regular series which would be PG/PG-13. Blade, Ghost Rider and especially Punisher all had successful runs in that division, that's what the reference is.
EDIT: Your spot on about MAX but Marvel Knights was basically the same thing until MAX replaced it.
10:36AM on 05/03/2013
This is great news. Would love to see Marvel somehow make a darker universe with all of these characters involved somehow. A universe of the Marvel Knights would be badass.

I loved Thomas Jane's Punisher film and felt he got screwed over by not having a chance to come back for a proper sequel. I would hope that Marvel would consider giving him another chance to play Frank Castle again in another Punisher film.
This is great news. Would love to see Marvel somehow make a darker universe with all of these characters involved somehow. A universe of the Marvel Knights would be badass.

I loved Thomas Jane's Punisher film and felt he got screwed over by not having a chance to come back for a proper sequel. I would hope that Marvel would consider giving him another chance to play Frank Castle again in another Punisher film.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:39AM on 05/06/2013
He is a fucking terrible punisher.


READ A FUCKING COMIC.
He is a fucking terrible punisher.


READ A FUCKING COMIC.
10:36AM on 05/03/2013

Punisher

i would love to see Thomas Jane come back as the Punisher. i really enjoyed it and the short film that came out not long ago (Dirty Laundry). they do not need to do origin stories every time they reboot a film series... i say start with those characters and make some team-up films... throw in some Moon Knight and a few others... BOOM... Marvel Knights: Phase 1
i would love to see Thomas Jane come back as the Punisher. i really enjoyed it and the short film that came out not long ago (Dirty Laundry). they do not need to do origin stories every time they reboot a film series... i say start with those characters and make some team-up films... throw in some Moon Knight and a few others... BOOM... Marvel Knights: Phase 1
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+6
10:20AM on 05/03/2013
Wasn't there a story a while back about how Marvel wanted to make some lower budget movies with "lesser" known or "less" marketable characters? In Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Ghost Rider, Blade, Punisher and Daredevil ...they could make lower budget movies that could easily rule. Hell, have them in a different universe if they want to keep the Avenger stuff kid friendly (is Touchstone Pictures still around??? Couldn't they handle such movies?).

Perhaps effects wise, Blade and Ghost Rider might
Wasn't there a story a while back about how Marvel wanted to make some lower budget movies with "lesser" known or "less" marketable characters? In Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Ghost Rider, Blade, Punisher and Daredevil ...they could make lower budget movies that could easily rule. Hell, have them in a different universe if they want to keep the Avenger stuff kid friendly (is Touchstone Pictures still around??? Couldn't they handle such movies?).

Perhaps effects wise, Blade and Ghost Rider might have cost issues (if quality is to be maintained) but I've seen that Thomas Jane Punisher short and well movies of that type can be made at low cost and still kick a$$. Here's to dreaming.

Also, like another poster said, I thought Blade and Punisher were already back with Marvel.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+5
10:19AM on 05/03/2013

Marvel Knights!

Yea I've been saying this since the rumours of them getting blade, Punisher and Punisher came about.

Dark, violent crime and supernatural movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but without any direct cross-overs with the family friendly Avengers members (or even each other necessarily).

I want to see a comic book "hero" fighting criminals in a goddamn damn back alley. Batman was supposed to be that guy but his movies always seem to busy having him saving the whole of Gotham for some
Yea I've been saying this since the rumours of them getting blade, Punisher and Punisher came about.

Dark, violent crime and supernatural movies set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but without any direct cross-overs with the family friendly Avengers members (or even each other necessarily).

I want to see a comic book "hero" fighting criminals in a goddamn damn back alley. Batman was supposed to be that guy but his movies always seem to busy having him saving the whole of Gotham for some obscure reason. The closest we've gotten to a good dark alley scrap is ironically in the Spider-Man movies. We've seen the crowd pleasing CGI popcorn movie of the MCU...... now let's get visceral.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
1:58PM on 05/03/2013
Sorry, weird typo, I meant Blade, Punisher and Daredevil*
Sorry, weird typo, I meant Blade, Punisher and Daredevil*
+4
10:15AM on 05/03/2013
Oh, yeah!

I'd love to see the reboot of some of these movies, now that the characters have returned to their Master hahahaha *evil laugh*

That said, I did enjoy Daredevil and Punisher (Thomas Jane's, not Lundgren's). They weren't great, but they were enjoyable and showed promise. Would love to see them back on the screen. Oh, bring Thomas Jane back!

The same couldn't be said for Daredevil's spinoff, Elektra, and Blade. Their stories seemed shallow and just simply weird. Not sure I
Oh, yeah!

I'd love to see the reboot of some of these movies, now that the characters have returned to their Master hahahaha *evil laugh*

That said, I did enjoy Daredevil and Punisher (Thomas Jane's, not Lundgren's). They weren't great, but they were enjoyable and showed promise. Would love to see them back on the screen. Oh, bring Thomas Jane back!

The same couldn't be said for Daredevil's spinoff, Elektra, and Blade. Their stories seemed shallow and just simply weird. Not sure I want to see them back on the screen. They need serious script rewrite and good friggin review before I buy the theater ticket. Otherwise, I'll just catch'em on cable.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
+5
10:03AM on 05/03/2013
This is cool news. I know people want to see a Marvel Knights type of movie, would be interesting since these characters are all "rated R" type of characters.
This is cool news. I know people want to see a Marvel Knights type of movie, would be interesting since these characters are all "rated R" type of characters.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:58AM on 05/03/2013
Only if they are done well and with care.
Only if they are done well and with care.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:51AM on 05/03/2013
I'd love to see a darker assemble featuring these guys versus New York's biggest villains like Kingpin.
I'd love to see a darker assemble featuring these guys versus New York's biggest villains like Kingpin.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:47AM on 05/03/2013
I thought they already had blade and punisher back
I thought they already had blade and punisher back
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:40AM on 05/03/2013
I would love to see a film adaptation of Garth Ennis' run on the Punisher. That shit was awesome.
I couldn't give a shit about Ghost Rider.
Daredevil also has the potential to be a great movie, but fuckin' leave Elektra out of it. Use a Frank Miller story line too.
I would love to see a film adaptation of Garth Ennis' run on the Punisher. That shit was awesome.
I couldn't give a shit about Ghost Rider.
Daredevil also has the potential to be a great movie, but fuckin' leave Elektra out of it. Use a Frank Miller story line too.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:39AM on 05/03/2013
Someone get Thomas Jane on the phone NOW.
Someone get Thomas Jane on the phone NOW.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:40AM on 05/06/2013
Noooooooid rather have someone who fits the character.

He is the third worst frank.
Noooooooid rather have someone who fits the character.

He is the third worst frank.
+16
9:34AM on 05/03/2013

This could be...

the beginning of the Marvel Knights franchise. Let us all hope.
the beginning of the Marvel Knights franchise. Let us all hope.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:33AM on 05/03/2013
It's good news, but I doubt we'll be seeing any of these movies any time soon. No offense to the Ghost Rider fans, but I don't think there's a big enough fanbase out there to turn the character into a movie and also have it appeal to a larger audience. I can't really see how they would fit Blade into the cinematic universe they have going on now. The only two worth making into movies is Punisher and Daredevil. And I think a Daredevil movie will happen before a Punisher movie, just a
It's good news, but I doubt we'll be seeing any of these movies any time soon. No offense to the Ghost Rider fans, but I don't think there's a big enough fanbase out there to turn the character into a movie and also have it appeal to a larger audience. I can't really see how they would fit Blade into the cinematic universe they have going on now. The only two worth making into movies is Punisher and Daredevil. And I think a Daredevil movie will happen before a Punisher movie, just a hunch.
But overall, I don't think these properties will be touched until after Phase 3. They'll probably try to make a somewhat contained trilogy for the Avengers and branching off of solo films, plus one or two properties that are not directly connected with the overall plot (i.e. Guardians of the Galaxy). I think once Phase 3 ends, Phase 4 will be more of a loosely connected storyline and we'll see more one-off characters like Daredevil, Punisher, Iron Fist, Luke Cage brough to the big screen. I would love to see a Luke Cage or Iron Fist movie, or even a Heroes for Hire flick.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:07AM on 05/03/2013
There are PLENTY salivating for Ghost Rider done properly....
There are PLENTY salivating for Ghost Rider done properly....
9:30AM on 05/03/2013
A fellow schmoe made the very interesting suggestion of Marvel setting up a "Max Studios" subsidiary to take care of their grimmer, R-rated movies, so there would be an underbelly to the Marvel cinematic universe as well. These three could fit under that banner very nicely.
A fellow schmoe made the very interesting suggestion of Marvel setting up a "Max Studios" subsidiary to take care of their grimmer, R-rated movies, so there would be an underbelly to the Marvel cinematic universe as well. These three could fit under that banner very nicely.
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:32AM on 05/03/2013
If I'm not mistaken, The Punisher with Ray Stevenson was under Marvel Knights production logo, right? I'm wondering if that serves as Marvel's own Max subsidiary as you suggest. I could be wrong though.
If I'm not mistaken, The Punisher with Ray Stevenson was under Marvel Knights production logo, right? I'm wondering if that serves as Marvel's own Max subsidiary as you suggest. I could be wrong though.
9:36AM on 05/03/2013
..
..
9:36AM on 05/03/2013
DAREDEVIL also
DAREDEVIL also
9:36AM on 05/03/2013
Thanks for bringing up Marvel Knights, I was unaware of that and yeah, that could serve at Marvel's own Max subsidiary to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I hope that will be the case.
Thanks for bringing up Marvel Knights, I was unaware of that and yeah, that could serve at Marvel's own Max subsidiary to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. I hope that will be the case.
9:28AM on 05/03/2013
Extra tidbit: The Punisher - let's make a decent Punisher movie, please!
Extra tidbit: The Punisher - let's make a decent Punisher movie, please!
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
8:42AM on 05/06/2013
They should get Winston back.

He was far better than Jane, shame dolph is too old......or is he?
They should get Winston back.

He was far better than Jane, shame dolph is too old......or is he?
9:24AM on 05/03/2013
Good news but I have very little interest in more Blade flicks...
Good news but I have very little interest in more Blade flicks...
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
9:34AM on 05/03/2013
The BLADE flicks were the best of the bunch.. You're weird
The BLADE flicks were the best of the bunch.. You're weird
11:05AM on 05/03/2013
I LOVE Blade II and the first was pretty sweet too. I just don't care to see more.
LOL, weird? What grade are you in now?
I LOVE Blade II and the first was pretty sweet too. I just don't care to see more.
LOL, weird? What grade are you in now?
2:13PM on 05/03/2013
I guy who uses LOL asking someone else what grade they're in? That's funny.
I guy who uses LOL asking someone else what grade they're in? That's funny.
9:21AM on 05/03/2013
I doubt Feige makes more than 4 -6 movies a phase, and with Stark Thor and Cap having their own franchises on top of the Avengers, I doubt we see any of them anytime soon sadly
I doubt Feige makes more than 4 -6 movies a phase, and with Stark Thor and Cap having their own franchises on top of the Avengers, I doubt we see any of them anytime soon sadly
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
11:20AM on 05/03/2013
There is nothing to indicate the market can't support a half a dozen Marvel films a year, especially if there are several in the $60-$80 million dollar budget range. There have been an average of 3 Marvel films per year the last couple of years already (factoring X-Men and Spider-Man). With 4 lined up for next year.
There is nothing to indicate the market can't support a half a dozen Marvel films a year, especially if there are several in the $60-$80 million dollar budget range. There have been an average of 3 Marvel films per year the last couple of years already (factoring X-Men and Spider-Man). With 4 lined up for next year.
9:48AM on 05/06/2013
The market has nothing to do with it. I literally said in my first post they could make 6. But considering so many of those are already sequels, Fiege seems to have longer plans for the movie universe, and he has already been keeping the moving parts to a minimum and keeping a close eye on everything rather than just greenlighting any and every character from a desk, I don't see these characters seeing the light of day, at least as solo projects, any time soon
The market has nothing to do with it. I literally said in my first post they could make 6. But considering so many of those are already sequels, Fiege seems to have longer plans for the movie universe, and he has already been keeping the moving parts to a minimum and keeping a close eye on everything rather than just greenlighting any and every character from a desk, I don't see these characters seeing the light of day, at least as solo projects, any time soon
9:17AM on 05/03/2013

More good news!

MIght we actually get a good Ghost Rider!?!? Or a Punisher that has to deal with SHIELD chasing him?? This is great
MIght we actually get a good Ghost Rider!?!? Or a Punisher that has to deal with SHIELD chasing him?? This is great
Your Reply:



Please email me when someone replies to my comment
View All Comments

Latest Movie News Headlines


Top
Loading...
JoBlo's T-Shirt Shoppe | support our site... Wear Our Gear!