Recently, there was good news to get Daredevil fans excited as director Joe Carnahan (Narc) was said to be working on a street-wise, 70s cop movie version of The Man Without Fear. This was a good thing for fans, but it was better news for 20th Century Fox who are set to lose the rights to the character on October 10th, when they’ll revert back to Marvel (and ergo, Disney).
But now there’s this:
The “We shall see,” seems to indicate that Carnahan isn’t completely done with the project yet, but then again, I’m not sure how his vision for it can be rejected and he goes right back to the drawing board to come up with another vision on the fly.
Essentially, Carnahan (or someone else) has to get Daredevil in front of a camera by October 10th. A film has to be in production by then. (Remember, that’s how we got that first, awful Fantastic Four film from the 90s.) It was, however, recently reported that Disney and Fox were trying to work on an agreement wherein Fox would keep the Daredevil rights in exchange for other characters – like Galactus and the Silver Surfer – that Fox still holds the rights for, but that seemed to be quickly shouted down.
And if Carnahan is officially done with Daredevil now I see no way Fox can get something into production in less than two months, which means Daredevil, his friends and rogues gallery will be rejoining the main Marvel Film U later this year. And if that happens, how long will it be before Disney gets jewel shined up and on display?
More news as it develops.
Source: Bleeding Cool