EDITORIAL: Well, Marvel... Am I Going To Get A Daredevil Movie Before I Die?

EDITORIAL: Well, Marvel... Am I Going To Get A Daredevil Movie Before I Die?

Marvel previously announced a new Netflix series starring Daredevil, and while I personally can't wait, I still think he belongs on the big screen. I think that out of all the properties Marvel has the rights to, Daredevil is in most need of a movie, Netflix show or no Netflix show.

Marvel Studios finally got back the rights to Daredevil last year. But is a Daredevil movie anywhere on Marvel’s To-Do List? While a lot of fans think Daredevil is better suited for the small screen, I think he belongs on the big screen. It was previously announced that a Daredevil series was coming from Netflix. While it is great that we are finally getting to see more of Daredevil, the show may/will effect whether or not we will see a Daredevil movie anytime soon.

When Marvel finally regained the Daredevil rights a year ago, we were all excited to see Daredevil join the MCU. While we are not sure if the Netflix shows will be set in the MCU or not, we do know that we might not get another Daredevil movie for quite some time if the show is a success. If the show is in the MCU, we might not get a Daredevil movie until the show is over, or there’s even a chance it won’t be until AFTER the MCU is over (if he gets killed off in the Defenders show). If it isn’t set in the MCU, Marvel still might not give him a movie until after the show has ended. We are a couple years away from the premiere of the Daredevil show, so obviously we don’t know Marvel’s plans yet. I think the most important topic isn’t if he is going to get a movie, but rather if a movie is the better choice or not. I am one of the people who think Daredevil is better off on the big screen. But just because I think that, it doesn’t mean I don’t support the TV Show. I don’t have Netflix, but I will still find a way to watch the show (even if it means getting Netflix just for it if I have to). I believe the show will be amazing, and I am happy to see Marvel finally do something with Daredevil since they acquired the rights. Daredevil has many great stories they can adapt, and the fact that he is a lawyer will make for some pretty interesting episodes (to be honest, the more I write this article, the more I’m starting to anticipate the Daredevil show). But even though the show will be great, it’s a movie that I really want. Despite the fact that the 2003 Daredevil movie was terrible (the director’s cut wasn’t that bad by comparison though), I think the best part about it would be the fact that it shows Daredevil has potential on the big screen.

The problem with fitting Daredevil into the MCU is the tone. Marvel is focusing on comedy (sadly, their movies add more comedy every year), so a dark and gritty Daredevil movie doesn’t necessarily fit into this particular tone. Perhaps the tone could be similar to The Incredible Hulk, or even Iron Man or Avengers’ kind of tone would be acceptable. It will be darker than their other movies, but that is okay. Sure, Marvel can try to make a more light and child friendly Daredevil movie, but what is the point? Daredevil doesn’t really seem like a light character in my opinion, so if they are going to do a light-hearted Daredevil movie, they might as well not even make a Daredevil movie at all. That is just my opinion. I want a dark Daredevil movie, but then again, it shouldn’t be completely different from the other movies in tone, or it just won’t fit into the MCU right. Having Matt Murdock be blind is too tragic to make light of, and being a lawyer is also something they don’t want to make a joke of. Daredevil also doesn’t fit into Marvel’s plans of “going cosmic” throughout the next phase or two. But Marvel still needs diversity, because not everything can be cosmic either. I think that out of all the characters Marvel has the rights to, Daredevil is the character in the most need of a movie, almost as much as Thor or Captain America before they got their movies back in 2011. I understand why it may be debatable to bring Daredevil into the MCU, but with the right director, cast, and most importantly; script, it can potentially fit greatly into the MCU and be an amazing movie.

There are many reasons why a Daredevil movie would be a great addition to the MCU. The number one reason to me is the fact that they need street-level heroes, and Daredevil would be the perfect choice to be the street-level hero Marvel needs. Think about it: Marvel has a tech-based hero, a war-based hero, a fantasy-based hero, a cosmic-based hero, and many others too. But we don’t yet have a street-level hero to handle the minor villains out there. Another reason why a street-level hero like Daredevil is needed is to back-up what Fury said in The Avengers. “You think you’re the only hero in the world?” Not every hero has to join the Avengers and fight aliens, but there does need to be other heroes out there to show that there are many heroes on Earth who are fighting for the greater good. Also, Daredevil is also a very interesting character, and many great stories can come from him. When Downey Jr.’s contract expires, along with Evans’ Hemsworth’s, Marvel is going to need someone else to be their big hero. Sure, they could use Dr. Strange, or even Ant-Man, but Daredevil is the most interesting, and he is also very popular. Many kids know who he is. While he isn’t as popular as Spider-Man, X-Men, or Iron Man, he is still a character that frequently appears on Marvel-themed coloring books and toys. The reason he isn’t extremely popular is because he doesn’t appear in movies. If he gets a movie, he will instantly become more popular, meaning Marvel will make more movies. If Daredevil is on Netflix, he won’t be anywhere near as popular as he would if he were to get his own movie. Many people do not have Netflix, and even though they will probably appear online, it is completely different. Only comic fans who don’t have Netflix will go online to watch episodes. If he gets a movie, non-comic fans will know about the movie and want to go see it. It is a much better way of making Daredevil a much more popular character with the General Audience.

Obviously, I have my opinion. Daredevil is one of my favorite Marvel characters and I want what’s best for the character. You heard my opinion, so now go comment below because I would also like to read your opinion. And if you liked this article, don’t forget to click that red glove to give this article a big thumbs up!
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GliderMan - 11/23/2013, 8:37 PM
Just as long as Punisher is in it.
DrDoom - 11/23/2013, 8:37 PM
Lozzy - 11/23/2013, 8:46 PM
I personally think a Daredevil TV series would fit the character better. With a movie your either going to focus too much on the lawyer aspect or too much on the Superhero aspect. With a TV series you get a great mix of both.
GuardianDevil - 11/23/2013, 8:53 PM
In all honesty, I'm sadly gonna say probably not. Daredevil is too dark for Marvel studios, they took a chance on making a dark film once and it didn't do well financially and critically even tho I thought it was great. Marvel will continue to focus on the characters that no one cares about like Rocket Racoon and Groot. And continue to ignore great characters like Punisher and Daredevil.

I would actually prefer it if the rights had not reverted, that way another film would actually get made instead of getting edged out by (sarcastic laugh) Ant-Man...and Gamora. Marvel Studios needs to do a Daredevil film but it'll be years before they do.
MightyZeus - 11/23/2013, 11:17 PM
I really want a Daredevil reboot in the MCU but not a part of The Avengers. Have him be the set up for Marvel Knights. I just really hope Marvel know's what there doing because a Daredevil movie would be amazing.

If they where to do a Daredevil tv show then it would be better to have a lot more character development. The show could also introduce other heroes eg. Moon Knight, Iron Fist, Luke Cage, Punisher ect

NovaCorpsFan - 11/24/2013, 2:14 AM
How do you put the pictures at the side? It's the one thing I dunno how to do.
Abary - 11/24/2013, 5:55 AM
Nova You need to add ALIGN=LEFT or ALIGN=RIGHT just before the last > in the image embed code
SmokinIndo - 11/24/2013, 7:08 AM
Television, movie.... why the [frick] does it matter. We're going to get a rendition of Daredevil done RIGHT.
Lhornbk - 11/24/2013, 8:28 AM
Don't really care.
Lhornbk - 11/24/2013, 8:34 AM
@SotoJuiceMan, no, the Marvel name does not guarantee box office success. A lot of people used to say the same about Disney, but the Disney name didn't help John Carter or Lone Ranger. They said that about George Lucas in the 80s, but Howard the Duck still bombed. A Marvel film will eventually flop, it's just the law of averages. My guess is that GotG, or more likely, Ant-Man, bombs big time, and then Marvel will become more careful about putting C-list and D-list characters in movies.
Kong - 11/24/2013, 8:46 AM
I don think it's the tone. There plan is obviously going cosmic and Daredevil would hold that back
rabid - 11/24/2013, 11:13 AM
Much better suited to television. I don't see the point in mangling classic storyline to fit in a two hour movie when we could see those same stories develop slowly the way they do in the books.
CapFan79 - 11/24/2013, 11:23 AM
The Netflix series will probably be dark, violent and give the character time to develop. If you like the character I say this miniseries is the best you could hope for. It ain't a CW or ABC show. As long as production values are good I say the show is the best way to go.

Plus you got a DD film in 2003 with a directors cut too!
GodzillaKart - 11/24/2013, 11:49 AM
Daredevil would be best as a high quality tv drama. Let's hope the quality is there!
HeisenbergSaysRelax - 11/24/2013, 11:51 AM
I wish they would have let Joe Carnahan go through with his gritty 70's style Daredevil (the sizzle reel is only for anyone who hasn't seen it. Watch the NC-17 version). I want a Dardevil movie with the feel of The Warriors or Taxi Driver. I've always liked the idea of Daredevil as a period piece though.

If they ever make another Daredevil movie I'd like to see Matthew Vaughn and Jane Goldman team up and do it. If they were on board I wouldn't care when it took place. They were able to take the tired X-Men franchise and make it interesting again and they could probably do it again here.
Wallymelon - 11/24/2013, 12:03 PM
I agree with anyone that said it would be a better fit for TV. As much as I would like to see another shot at a film, Netflix is the best way to tell these comic stories. Movies don't do enough justice. but 13 1 hour episodes of these comic stories would be amazing. You can really develop a character, and branch into other walks of media. With a film you cant add too many characters, because you only get at the most 2 and a half hour movies. thats a lot of time to spend with a character but on tv there are more opportunites for story and development.
ALmazing - 11/24/2013, 12:11 PM
I think DD benefits greatly from being a show in Netflix over being a movie. Honestly I don't see how DD would fit in the current cosmic trajectory the Marvel movies are taking. I love DD but his best stories are grounded and grittier. I do not mean it needs to be Nolanized, I think thats been overdone and honestly Nolan is not the answer to everything.
In Netflix they can produce something with quality, that fits the universe but more from an outsider look that does not disrupt that continuity of the movies, and will allow them to introduce characters that are great but don't warrant a movie adaptation. DD, LC, IF and JJ are a great start for Marvel Knights. And they could follow up, with Punisher, Elektra, Moon knight and Ghost Rider.
Ramiel - 11/24/2013, 12:36 PM
I'd love another DD movie. I would have Ryan Gosling portray him

Inhuman - 11/24/2013, 12:40 PM
I think the reason Marvel went with Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Iron Fist, and Luke Cage as tv shows is because they already know all the movies they will be releasing in the future and there is no room for any of those projects mentioned above. They have 2 outlets to create a universe so they are going to take advantage of both of them. I think you'll eventually see Punisher, Moon Knight, Deathlok, and possibly Spider-Woman join the tv branch and the flashier heroes like Black Panther, Doctor Strange, Nova, Inhumans, Ms. Marvel, and Namor join the film branch. Whether its small screen or big screen fact of the matter is they all belong in 1 universe and we should be happy
ALmazing - 11/24/2013, 12:57 PM
@TheHeat-How about Damian Lewis.

@Inhuman-Agreed, just a little correction, Marvel doesn't own the rights to Namor, I think still Universal does.

@whosJohnGalt?-Thomas Jane was an awesome Punisher

LoudLon - 11/24/2013, 1:06 PM
I fear for a Daredevil series. I can't help but think it'd turn out to be nothing more than Arrow 2.0.

DD deserves the big screen treatment. He's a far more interesting character than either Thor or Iron Man, IMO, and they both made hugely successful transitions to film.

DD should be in phase 3. Phase 2 is all about intergalactic battles; Phase 3 should focus on the repercussions of said battles as they pertain to Earth, which would be a perfect lead-in to street-level heroes such as DD and Heroes for Hire. But with Dr. Strange and Ant Man both set for phase 3, that's not going to happen. And that's too bad; I've enjoyed all the MCU flicks so far (yeah, even Iron Man 2, though I didn't care much for Hulk '08) but they need to introduce a darker element to counterbalance the bubble gum comedy we've been given thus far with phase 2.
Inhuman - 11/24/2013, 1:10 PM

Yea I know Namor still belongs to Universal but I figure by the time Marvel is interested in making a Namor film, the rights would revert back
CaptainAmerica31 - 11/24/2013, 2:31 PM
I hope they make it like arrow but with a larger budget
NovaCorpsFan - 11/24/2013, 2:34 PM
Cheers Abary
NovaCorpsFan - 11/24/2013, 3:05 PM

You can't ask yoss if English is his first language and criticise him for misunderstanding you, then go on to make a bunch o' spelling and grammar mistakes. Par example: (french)

You're = you are
Your = possessive of an object to a person

See that? You made a mistake with that.

You also made this mistake with "hells kitchen". As the kitchen belongs to hell, it is possessive. Also, it's a place name, which means... Capital letters at the start of each word!

Hell's Kitchen.

Another thing, "its" is possessive. To say, "it is" you apply an apostrophe, like so; it's.

Most importantly of all, put spaces after full stops and commas, use capital letters when you start a new sentence and when you use the term, "tv", it's supposed to be put, T.V., as it is an abbreviation of the word, television.

Got that?
NovaCorpsFan - 11/24/2013, 3:07 PM
Also, I agree with ciph.
Brady1138 - 11/24/2013, 3:12 PM
Carl Urban.
AntMan - 11/24/2013, 3:12 PM

You're a joke.
NovaCorpsFan - 11/24/2013, 3:13 PM
I don't care, you made yourself look like a hypocrite. Which you're still doing.
NovaCorpsFan - 11/24/2013, 3:15 PM
I reckon the T.V show's a good idea, if we get a film so be it.

'Ey you, yeah, cipher, you bettah, uh, sit up straight 'n' shit, or mah buddy McManus'll flip you... I said he'll flip you.
NovaCorpsFan - 11/24/2013, 3:16 PM
You made a few more mistakes, no big deal really. I got my message out there.
NovaCorpsFan - 11/24/2013, 3:22 PM
I think 1to10 was sent here by LEVI. They both have a tendency to create names for other users. Somehow Sage became SludgeTroll... Never did get that one.
AntMan - 11/24/2013, 3:22 PM

You don't want a Daredevil movie you cretin, because if Marvel had announced a Daredevil movie, you'd just be chatting shit about Marvel Studios are making a Daredevil movie.
AntMan - 11/24/2013, 3:25 PM
Why is 1to10 such 'special' mother[frick]er?
NovaCorpsFan - 11/24/2013, 3:32 PM
'Dis gon' be good!
AntMan - 11/24/2013, 3:40 PM
If Nolan, Snyder, Del Toro or anybody working with WB announces a Wonder Woman, you'll be stoked because its WB.

I'll boycott Batman vs Superman if Ben Affleck doesn't look good in the Batsuit or the trailers don't look good. Lets face it, the movie sounds like it has issues and so far, the news about the movie kind of sucks. In other words imbecile, the movie isn't sounding too shabby, and you know it. I wont blindly support the movie because its WB or DC, unlike a cretin such as yourself.

I don't mind a Daredevil movie or show, as long as we get some Daredevil. That, however, has nothing to do with the fact that you are a complete and utter waste of space.
ALmazing - 11/24/2013, 3:43 PM
Hey look is 1to10youLose, the guy who gotten deleted 4 times for being a troll.
AntMan - 11/24/2013, 3:59 PM

When did I say I want a Wonder Woman movie more than Daredevil? Why do you continue to pull assumption after assumption out of your ass that makes you look like a complete and utter twat?

You sit their and call Wonder Woman a cheesy character and then you say you'd love to see a WW film. You are one 'special' mother[frick]er.
ALmazing - 11/24/2013, 4:00 PM
@1to10youtroll-No need for harsh words bud.

Here is a preview of what we can expect to see on the Netflix show, it will the Defenders' shawarma moment.

NovaCorpsFan - 11/24/2013, 4:05 PM

Imagine if they threw the Spidey lunchbox in there too, lol.

Also, I don't see how 1to10 has knowledge of what a show will be like, despite it not being in production yet. Plus, the writer they got for the show is a BIG fan of Daredevil, whereas the writers for AoS are the result of nepotism.

The show has alot going for it. If it's successful, you can bet on a movie.
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