Sliding in a few juicy slices of news before San Diego Comic-Con dominates the internet, FOX Studios revealed the future plans of two of their Marvel Comic properties. Deadline is reporting some movement on the reboot front for Fantastic Four and Daredevil.
First up, after two less than stellar movies, it looks like the Fantastic Four is heading back to the big screen with a new cast and (hopefully) a fresh take. Seated firmly in the directors chair will be Josh Trank of Chronicle fame.
The other FOX failure that is attempting a reboot is Daredevil, and the news isn’t as promising. Word is that director David Slade (30 Days of Night) has walked off the troubled project. FOX now has until the fall to resurrect the film or the rights will revert back to Marvel Studios/Disney. Which would be such a shame, yes that is sarcasm.
Granted both of these projects have to wait, since FOX is hot for Hugh Jackman‘s oddly good sounding The Wolverine, plus the Matthew Vaughn helmed X-Men: First Class sequel.
One thing I will say is that the thought of Trank on FF already has me feeling we might, just might, see a good movie about the super family finally (of course I am not counting Roger Corman‘s hidden classic.) As for Slade leaving the man without fear, it’s a shame. He could have been the one to wash away all that Ben Affleck stank off Matt Murdock.
Source: You Bent My Wookie