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Will Fox begin filming Daredevil by October 10th or will he be moving to Disney along with some other heroes?

08.06.2012

Could DAREDEVIL be heading to Disney? Or, will he stay at Fox in a Joe Carnahan directed reboot? Or, could Fox keep DAREDEVIL in exchange for the rights to another character?

Things are about to get a little crazy in the Marvel cinematic universe.

According to Variety, 20th Century Fox is actively courting director Joe Carnahan to take the helm of a new DAREDEVIL movie. Until recently, 30 DAYS OF NIGHT director David Slade was in talks to direct. But, sources say Carnahan is the main choice for a "Frank Miller-esque, hardcore 70s thriller" take on blind Hell's Kitchen superhero Matt Murdock -- a vision that would deviate from Disney/Marvel's family-friendly tone.

The twist is that Fox only has until October 10th to get the film going or the rights revert to Marvel.

But, Marvel is willing to negotiate. While Fox is developing a new FANTASTIC FOUR with CHRONICLE director Josh Trank, Fox chairman Tom Rothman may be willing to send the rights to Galactus and Silver Surfer to Marvel so that they can keep their DAREDEVIL film on track. It appears that Marvel may have plans for Galactus and his herald, possibly in the next AVENGERS film or maybe even GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY.

But, if Silver Surfer and Galactus are no longer tied Fox, does that affect the plans for FANTASTIC FOUR? That team would be left primarily with Doctor Doom as the villain which limits the future opponents for that franchise. Or, seeing as how poorly they were used in the Tim Story films, maybe this is a blessing. Disney and Marvel would definitely put the best of their team forward to handle the characters properly. Can you imagine Thanos and Galactus teaming up? THE AVENGERS versus Silver Surfer? The mind boggles!

Looks like we will know more before October 10th. One way or another, this is good news for Marvel fans. Or do you disagree?

Extra Tidbit: I wonder if Silver Surfer will get deja vu when he sees Chris Evans as Captain America.
Source: Variety

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9:30AM on 08/07/2012

DD

"Frank Miller-esque, hardcore 70s thriller" – I’m in!!!!
"Frank Miller-esque, hardcore 70s thriller" – I’m in!!!!
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8:53AM on 08/07/2012
I'd love to see Galactus done in his original style in a major movie (not some gas cloud like in the Fantastic 4 Surfer movie, or a bunch of nanobots like in his Ultimates comic version). Marvel shouldn't be afraid of the fantastical aspects of their comics when translating them to cinema.
I'd love to see Galactus done in his original style in a major movie (not some gas cloud like in the Fantastic 4 Surfer movie, or a bunch of nanobots like in his Ultimates comic version). Marvel shouldn't be afraid of the fantastical aspects of their comics when translating them to cinema.
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5:50AM on 08/07/2012
Disney and Marvel should get their shit in order and buy out the rights to these movies owned by fox. Have everything under one house!
Disney and Marvel should get their shit in order and buy out the rights to these movies owned by fox. Have everything under one house!
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5:16AM on 08/07/2012
I'd gladly have Daredevil back with Disney/ Marvel if it means letting Fox keep Galactus and the Surfer. Avengers already has Thanos, their mega-villain. Seeing Daredevil in the next Avengers would be Grade-A awesome!
I'd gladly have Daredevil back with Disney/ Marvel if it means letting Fox keep Galactus and the Surfer. Avengers already has Thanos, their mega-villain. Seeing Daredevil in the next Avengers would be Grade-A awesome!
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4:32AM on 08/07/2012

Can't wait for it.

My picks: Michael Fassbender as Matt Murdock and Jessica Chastain as Karen page, please.
My picks: Michael Fassbender as Matt Murdock and Jessica Chastain as Karen page, please.
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11:54PM on 08/07/2012
No more double casting! It's downright confusing. Michael Fassbender is already Erik Lenshirr/Magneto. Of course Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans have double casted in the Marvel universe but I hope those two will be the last.
No more double casting! It's downright confusing. Michael Fassbender is already Erik Lenshirr/Magneto. Of course Ryan Reynolds and Chris Evans have double casted in the Marvel universe but I hope those two will be the last.
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1:56AM on 08/07/2012
Marvel/Disney needs Daredevil back, in fact they need all their characters back.
Marvel/Disney needs Daredevil back, in fact they need all their characters back.
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1:55AM on 08/07/2012
Ever since the Firefly debacle, my only comment regarding Fox is.....FUCK YOU! Give all that shit back Fox, and Fuck You!
Ever since the Firefly debacle, my only comment regarding Fox is.....FUCK YOU! Give all that shit back Fox, and Fuck You!
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12:39AM on 08/07/2012

TAKE IT ALL, MARVEL/DISNEY!!! NO LEFTOVERS FOR FOX!!!

Seriously, to hell with this negotiation shit.
But realistically, if it weren't for Wolverine currently filming, I'd be all for Disney buying out Fox for every Marvel-related project they have. I mean think about it guys, with the exception of X2 and X-Men First Class (and to a degree, the R-Rated version of Daredevil), has Fox ever done us any favors on our favorite Marvel superheroes? HELL to the NO. I can't be alone on this.

And speaking of Daredevil, I disagree with you, Alex; The DD
Seriously, to hell with this negotiation shit.
But realistically, if it weren't for Wolverine currently filming, I'd be all for Disney buying out Fox for every Marvel-related project they have. I mean think about it guys, with the exception of X2 and X-Men First Class (and to a degree, the R-Rated version of Daredevil), has Fox ever done us any favors on our favorite Marvel superheroes? HELL to the NO. I can't be alone on this.

And speaking of Daredevil, I disagree with you, Alex; The DD movie fans would want wouldn't be out of reach. All Disney would have to do is kick it over to Paramount, get Marvel Knights involved, a good director, good script, so on and so forth, and BAM...we got DD.
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12:34AM on 08/07/2012
This trade certainly could work for both parties. Thanos with Silver Surfer in Guardians of the Galaxy/Avengers 2 would be awesome. Also as someone else said, I think Daredevil would be better set to stay with FOX, for now. Especially if Marvel wants to stay more "family friendly", just as long as FOX lands a top director and script writer(s). Personally, I would like to see Ben Foster cast as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Maybe someone like Gemma Arterton, Jolene Blalock or Camilla Belle as Elektra.
This trade certainly could work for both parties. Thanos with Silver Surfer in Guardians of the Galaxy/Avengers 2 would be awesome. Also as someone else said, I think Daredevil would be better set to stay with FOX, for now. Especially if Marvel wants to stay more "family friendly", just as long as FOX lands a top director and script writer(s). Personally, I would like to see Ben Foster cast as Matt Murdock/Daredevil. Maybe someone like Gemma Arterton, Jolene Blalock or Camilla Belle as Elektra. I am really just "spit balling" on those choices, just a few ladies that come to mind.
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11:43PM on 08/06/2012
Will Elektra be in it? But in Red this time.
Will Elektra be in it? But in Red this time.
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11:27PM on 08/06/2012

FUCKING AWESOME...

hopeful news, can't have Thanos with out Silver Surfer, i's just not right. I'm hoping this goes through.
hopeful news, can't have Thanos with out Silver Surfer, i's just not right. I'm hoping this goes through.
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9:35PM on 08/06/2012

Option 2, maybe 3

Marvel and Fox both have rights to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver but if the characters show up in an Avengers film they can't refer to any ties with the X-Men universe and vise-versa if they show up in an X-Men movie. But maybe they can come to an agreement where those characters can be used interchangeably. Ah what the heck just give Marvel Galactus and Silver Surfer.
Marvel and Fox both have rights to Scarlet Witch and Quicksilver but if the characters show up in an Avengers film they can't refer to any ties with the X-Men universe and vise-versa if they show up in an X-Men movie. But maybe they can come to an agreement where those characters can be used interchangeably. Ah what the heck just give Marvel Galactus and Silver Surfer.
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9:07PM on 08/06/2012
ET: You're funny.

People should not wonder much about the Fantastic Four finding villains besides Doc Doom. They have a large rogues gallery actually: Mole Man, Puppet Master, Nicholas Scratch and the Salem Seven (sounds like a band name), Annihilus, Blastaar, at times Franklin Richards, at times Nathaniel Richards, the Skrulls (space aliens ARE the new bad guys in a p.c. world), Molecule Man (imagine the special effects), the Frightful Four, and of course Spinnerette (fanboys get the
ET: You're funny.

People should not wonder much about the Fantastic Four finding villains besides Doc Doom. They have a large rogues gallery actually: Mole Man, Puppet Master, Nicholas Scratch and the Salem Seven (sounds like a band name), Annihilus, Blastaar, at times Franklin Richards, at times Nathaniel Richards, the Skrulls (space aliens ARE the new bad guys in a p.c. world), Molecule Man (imagine the special effects), the Frightful Four, and of course Spinnerette (fanboys get the joke). The world's greatest comic movie will turn out okay.

Furthermore, Silver Surfer and Thanos need to go at it like they always do. And, in order to introduce Silver Surfer to a story, a screenwriter likely needs to include Galactus. The trade might be a good idea.

And, Daredevil needs to stay with Fox, perhaps. On one hand, the studio gave us previously Daredevil and Elektra. both compromised visions and mediocre efforts. On the other hand, Disney might neuter Daredevil, and I do not want to see that.
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7:45PM on 08/06/2012

What counts as filming?

They have a first or second draft that they are apparently giving a polish to. Why can't the 2nd unit go out on October 10 and officially start shooting vistas and alleys and dockyards and the like…with a REALLY long shooting schedule.

I liked the first one just fine. I actually prefer the director's cut but I am still interested to see what happens with this one. I still think OFX should look to co-produce these films now. Leave the heavy lifting to Marvel since they are batting 1.000 and
They have a first or second draft that they are apparently giving a polish to. Why can't the 2nd unit go out on October 10 and officially start shooting vistas and alleys and dockyards and the like…with a REALLY long shooting schedule.

I liked the first one just fine. I actually prefer the director's cut but I am still interested to see what happens with this one. I still think OFX should look to co-produce these films now. Leave the heavy lifting to Marvel since they are batting 1.000 and just front some cash and collect some backend money.
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7:24PM on 08/06/2012

I won't lie: "Frank Miller-esque, hardcore 70s thriller" style DD sounds delicious!

But ONLY IF they have more time to properly develop it.... which they dont. Unlike most people I liked the original Daredevil, and certainly didn't think it was THAT bad. But I can also see what was lacking, so maybe Fox has something great in store for DD now, maybe they don't. In Fox's case you can never be sure, for 1 X-Men there's always 1 Fantastic Four. On the other hand, Marvel's track record is FLAWLESS till now. If they can or cannot do a "dark gritty" DD, I don't know, but right now
But ONLY IF they have more time to properly develop it.... which they dont. Unlike most people I liked the original Daredevil, and certainly didn't think it was THAT bad. But I can also see what was lacking, so maybe Fox has something great in store for DD now, maybe they don't. In Fox's case you can never be sure, for 1 X-Men there's always 1 Fantastic Four. On the other hand, Marvel's track record is FLAWLESS till now. If they can or cannot do a "dark gritty" DD, I don't know, but right now I'll put my money to Marvel rather than Fox just because of their past movies. Not to mention, to reach a deadline, even a great sounding take on DD can (and will) be severely shortchanged. And are we forgetting the joy of seeing DD with all the other superheroes?

I don't really care for FF's universe. To watch Galactus & SS in Avengers would be cool, but certainly not for the expense of Daredevil.
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7:11PM on 08/06/2012

There is no way that Fox is gonna get a Daredevil movie before cameras in time.

And there is no way they're gonna trade Galactus & the Silver Surfer for Daredevil (because let's be honest, that's not apples to apples).
And there is no way they're gonna trade Galactus & the Silver Surfer for Daredevil (because let's be honest, that's not apples to apples).
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7:07PM on 08/06/2012
Actually it was mentioned when we were trying to ID the invaders before Avengers was released that the alien Skrulls are considered part of the Fantastic Four universe that Fox has rights to. Wonder if Warners would let them use the Super Skrull name without a lawsuit threat?
Also let's not forget that we have yet to see Galactacus on the big screen so it would help fan interest in the Guardians movie.
Actually it was mentioned when we were trying to ID the invaders before Avengers was released that the alien Skrulls are considered part of the Fantastic Four universe that Fox has rights to. Wonder if Warners would let them use the Super Skrull name without a lawsuit threat?
Also let's not forget that we have yet to see Galactacus on the big screen so it would help fan interest in the Guardians movie.
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6:57PM on 08/06/2012
A Joe Carnahan directed Daredevil would be awesome. Hopefully it would be more Narc than A-Team in tone.
A Joe Carnahan directed Daredevil would be awesome. Hopefully it would be more Narc than A-Team in tone.
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