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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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