Wednesday, 24 April 2013

News: Daredevil Movie rights revert back to Marvel

The hint is in the title. As of a few hours ago, Marvel studios officially confirmed that they now own the  movie rights to their character, Daredevil, famous in cinematic terms for the, "fairly terrible but probably not as terrible as everyone has mis-remembered it" film by Fox in the early 2000s.

Gee, was that ten years ago already? I was eleven...Suddenly I feel young...Or is that old...Irrespective Ben Affleck should stay away from red leather

Obviously this isn't the biggest news in the world as for the Movie Rights to stay with Fox they would need to have made a Daredevil movie, which they evidently have not, but still, I believe this is the first incident of one of the scattered Marvel Movie Rights to return back to the nest since the studio started doing (nearly) everything right...(Though movie goers think a guy with a bow is a stupid addition to a superteam, how will they feel about a blind guy). 


This got me thinking about the other early to mid 2000 Marvel movies that haven't been renewed, and sadly enough basically all I can think of is Electra and the Fantastic Four (though even Silver Surfer was made in 2007). Ghost Rider recently had a sequel, and they aren't going to stop pumping out X-Men or Spiderman films while they can still turn a profit. 


And, while my Marvel comic continuity is pretty rusty, I think Daredevil didn't even become an Avenger until the 2010s, so the chance of seeing him in a continuity movie is looking pretty unlikely. But hey, it is nice to know the system works, and that maybe if everyone involved with the Amazing Spiderman is tragically killed,  in 2022, we could get Spiderman in the Avengers...at which point I will be 30 and hopefully still care. 

5 comments:

  1. The Director's cut of that original film was actually pretty damn good.

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    1. What was different about it? I've seen the original a few times and don't really think it's even that bad

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  2. That red suit would be FAR too hot on a summer day. It would also restrict movement, I doubt you could even bend over in it. Totally unsuitable for superhero.

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    1. And given that he has no powers, it would just be a sad blind man in a gimp suit, struggling to move.

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    2. Have you noticed how comic heroes tend to have totally impractical outfits that must be virtually impossible to wash. You can't go wrong with cotton.

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