If you caught a flashback about the
abortion failure known as Daredevil starring Ben Affleck then this news will make you excited.
With David Slade relinquishing his duties from the character reboot of Daredevil and Joe Carnahan's pitching to take over the project, 20th Century Fox has apparently decided to let the rights to the blind attorney lapse back to Marvel Studios.
IndieWire reports that the clock is ticking down and that, while Fox was enthused by Carnahan's pitch, there was just wasn't the time to develop the project properly and get the movie into production before the October deadline. Likely this means that the Marvel team led by Kevin Feige will control the next journey of the lives of Matt Murdock, Kingpin, Bullseye and the rest later next year.
Carnahan is embracing the change, but isn't happy that his version of Daredevil may not see the light of day. He tweeted yesterday the unlikelihood, writing, "Think my idea for a certain retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero went up in smoke today kids. We shall see. Time is NOT on anyone's side." Fox, of course, still has a few Marvel properties of its own to boast about, namely X-Men (including Wolverine), The Fantastic Four and Deadpool. Films for three of these projects (sadly, not The Fantastic Four) are currently in active development (and in production, in Wolvie's case).
On a positive note, there is still hope for Carnahan, as he could approach Kevin Feige and co. with his take on Matt Murdock, and find out once and for all whether Marvel and Disney are up for it.