Marvel Offers Fox DAREDEVIL Time In Exchange For Characters From FANTASTIC FOUR Universe
According to Variety, a potential trade-off is under discussion between Marvel Studios & Twentieth Century Fox. Including a potential director for Daredevil, the report indicates that Marvel is willing to cut a deal with Fox, that'd offer the studio production time for the reboot, before his rights are reverted back to them October 10th. However, what's more interesting is what, or rather who, Marvel desires in exchange. The report reads:
UPDATE: This's quite a surprise. Recent reports claim Marvel Studios has offered Fox more time to develop Daredevil, with Joe Carnahan directing, in exchange for Fantastic Four universe characters.
“Fox is in discussions with Joe Carnahan to direct what’s been described as a “Frank Miller-esque, hardcore 70s thriller” take on [Daredevil]. Sources say Marvel would give Fox more time to make Daredevil in return for the rights to use characters from the Fantastic Four universe, including the giant, supervillain Galactus, and future use of Silver Surfer.”
UPDATE: According to "Fox Insiders" of Deadline, the studio isn't up for the character rights swap.
“Those insiders said that with Josh Trank aboard to direct, Fantastic Four is a big priority and the studio would be crazy to give away a cornerstone villain. Especially when the studio is very lukewarm about rebooting Daredevil, which focuses on blind lawyer Matt Murdock and his emergence as a crime fighter powered by heightened sensory perception. [Despite considering Carnahan], it sounds like Fox is ready to let it revert to Disney-owned Marvel, unless Disney is interested in co-financing.”
In regards to Joe Carnahan (The A-Team ), he's been a fan-favorite to helm the reboot for Matt Murdock, especially since David Slade exited from the project. And regarding Marvel-Disney/Fox deal, the reports says that Galactus and Silver Surfer are among characters rights desired from the Fantastic Four universe. And The reboot for the four is still on Fox's slate, with Josh Trank (Chronicle) still on board to direct. What do you think?
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