Marvel Studios President Confirms Company Has Live Action Daredevil Rights
Looks as though we might very well see The Man Without Fear make an appearance in the Marvel movie universe yet.
During a junket for Iron Man 3, Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige announced that Marvel has officially secured the live-action rights to Daredevil, according to Newsarama.
The rights previously belonged to Fox who, in the wake of the sudden superhero boom indicated by X-Men and Spider-Man, shepherded a 2003 live-action Dardevil into production.
The film was written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson and starred Ben Affleck as blind-lawyer-turned-late-night-vigilante. In the wake of the critical indifference and underwhelming box-office numbers, no further installments of the franchise were put into production (save for a spin-off film, Elektra, which fared even worse).
Back in August it was reported that the rights to Daredevil would revert back to Marvel if Fox was unable to put a new Dardevil movie into production by Oct. 10. Though the studio delivered a script and had Joe Carnahan (The A Team, The Grey) attached to direct, the deadline ended up passing anyway.
It was widely assumed that the rights reverted back to Marvel, this marks the first official confirmation on their end. Feige did not elaborate on what the future of the property will be.
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