In what is rightly being called an “unprecedented deal”, Marvel and Netflix are coming together to produce four serialized programs leading into a miniseries event starring the characters Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage. Every one of these characters have in the past been rumored for either an appearance on TV or film, but it seems an internet streaming service is where they’ll make their MCU debut. (more…)
The truth of all things Hollywood is that if you speak a rumor, it will (by the laws of twisted fandom physics) slowly solidify until it becomes fact. This was demonstrated recently when David Slade (director of the upcoming Daredevil reboot) expressed his interest in having Josh Hartnett play the lead role. It rumors became so persistent, in fact, that Slade was forced to clarify the matter in another tweet to his loyal fans:
Yep, nope, Josh Hartnett is not being discussed or anyone else for DD that was just some wishful thinking, we are not at casting stage.
In addition to debunking the fans, Slade also had a few opinions to express about how his new project will be shot (should they ever make it to that stage):
More DD debunking I am firmly against shooting in stereo so its unlikely to happen that way, & Fox is rightly against 2D to 3D conversions.
While fans of Hartnett and 3D may be disappointed, at least Slade is actually discussing the film, which means it’s likely coming out of limbo to make some headway. Hopefully more reliable news will be available so that rumors aren’t the only thing that fans have to latch on to.
Thanks to bleedingcool for the heads-up.
Daredevil – voted by fans everywhere as one of the top movies in need of a serious reboot. Currently, said reboot is in the works with David Slade (30 Days of Night) at the helm. Unfortunately, like many projects inHollywood, it has been floating in the mysterious realm of limbo for the last year, with barely any newsworthy information to be had. And like all limbo-locked flicks, any slightest clue that production may be drawing close sparks doe-eyed fans to speculate.
The latest rumor involves some remarks that Slade made on his Twitter that express his interest in John Hartnett as lead for his new project. Whether this means that Slade is actually looking to bring Hartnett on board or not is another story. He could just be giving him some props since they have worked together before, or he could be getting hopeful given the long wait that Daredevil is seeing.
What do you think, Nerdreaders? Is Hartnett a good fit for the blind crime-fighter?
Thanks to geektyrant for the rumor.
Of all the comic book movie franchises that have been produced so far, Daredevil is perhaps the one that needs a reboot the most. After that Ben Affleck-tainted pile of rubbish that fans were forced to endure in 2003, there’s little chance of it getting any worse. 20th Century Fox has been planning a reboot for more than a year now, but progress has been rather slow. Now, it looks like they may be putting Daredevil on the “to-do” list once again.
David James Kelly has recently been hired to give the new movie’s script a rewrite. The original script was penned by Fringe writer Brad Caleb Kane and is rumored to be based around Frank Miller’s 1987 storyline “Born Again.” As the story goes, the Kingpin figures out what Daredevil’s secret identity is and makes his life a living hell. While Kane is known for his somewhat edgy style, Kelly is known for… well, not much anyone may have heard of.
Another David – David Slade – is still set to direct the film, though with the recent hiatus in production he has been busy working on other projects. Slade too is known for his darker style and is a bit more well-known for his work on 30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and other projects.
Between Slade’s directing, Miller’s original story and Kane’s writing of the script, fans might have something to look forward to. With Kelly coming onboard, however, it will remain to be seen whether he adds or detracts from the recipe. And, of course, Fox still needs to actually get this thing into production for fans to love or hate it at all.
Thanks to screenrant for giving us the heads-up on this one.
Boy, was there a lot of news today from the folks at Marvel films or what? PHEW!
The big news of the day comes courtesy of the Ghost Rider sequel, entitled Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, which is currently filming now with Nicholas Cage still in the title role. It appears that we know who the villain will be in this “hot” sequel (see what I did there? Because Ghost Rider‘s head is on fire?)
Find out all the news on the Ghost Rider sequel, and tons of other Marvel news, below the jump!