New Daredevil Movie in Sight!

Last updated on March 4th, 2013 at 10:06 am

Fox has re-opened the Daredevil franchise by acquiring Twilight Saga Eclipse director David Slade. Much like the Fantastic Four, the Marvel Man Without Fear will be re-booted for a new series of movies (hopefully) in the near future. Currently Fox has the rights to the character and has been in development over the years according to Variety Magazine. If the development had stopped, the film rights to the character would have returned to Marvel Studios (now owned by Disney).

Although Daredevil isn’t considered a first tier character, such as Spider-Man or Wolverine, it has had some minor success over the years. (And yes, I DO have to include the Affleck movie from 2003. Most fans enjoyed the director’s cut on dvd more than the theatrical release).

Created by Bill Everett and Stan Lee in 1964, Daredevil has had some fantastic runs during it’s almost 50 year run. Most notably are the Frank Miller story lines. Of course everyone always talks about those, so instead I encourage Daredevil fans to also take a look at the John Romita JR,  Ann Nocenti , and Al Williamson Typhoid Mary and Mephisto  runs.

Let’s hope that the new Daredevil movie will bring fresh life into a character that has already suffered enough.

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  1. Charlie
    March 17, 2011

    This is mostly likely a strategic move from Fox so they don’t lose their licensing. These movie studios have tons of stuff in the vault… who knows what motivates them to proceed with a project. The obvious answer is money, but considering the losses they often take… I have to assume they are waiting for what they define as the right conditions, ie; Superman Returns was in limbo for good decade or more… All that waiting and it turned out to be dud.

    The only DD run worth the effort is the FM run. Older guys like me like to wax positive about the earlier Gene Colan run but this is mostly nostalgia and not really about the quality of the work so I wouldn’t recommend these.

    Dude, JRJR? …Get real.

  2. I,Warren
    March 18, 2011

    I enjoyed the Ann Nocenti/JRJR/Al Williamson run.  Sure it was overshadowed by the FM stuff that came before, but the Typhoid Mary stories were great.
    Glad to hear someone else giving them the thumbs up!  Usually you hear about the usual suspects (Frank Miller, Bendis ….Kevin Smith….), but the Ann Nocenti run’s unfairly overlooked.

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