Robert Pattinson As Daredevil Rumors Surface; Said To Be Similar In Tone To Batman Begins!

Robert Pattinson As Daredevil Rumors Surface; Said To Be Similar In Tone To <i>Batman Begins</i>!

Apparently, there's some "talk" that the Twilight actor is being looked at to reteam with David Slade on Daredevil, while new details on the tone and story have also emerged...

"The West Hollywood Resnorter" over at Moviehole has a very interesting piece up about David Slade's planned Daredevil movie (said to be a continuation, rather than a reboot) but two things in particular caught my eye.. The first, is the revelation that the movie will be similar in tone to Batman Begins, while the mention of a bad guy trying to destroy Daredevil certaintly fits in with the rumor that they're thinking of basing it on Frank Miller's "Born Again" series.

Slade’s pitch, I’m told, is said to be a "close cousin" of some of the other superhero movies out there in the market place (I believe he’s referring to films like "Thor" and "Captain America" which are bright, boisterous blockbuster types that skip on the gloom and go straight to the boom!) – which shouldn’t surprise anyone. "It’s a bit Batman Begins. The bad guy will learn who Daredevil really is and tries to destroy him – but not via the usual methods."

Second, was the mention of there being "talk" about Twilight's Robert Pattinson being linked to the role. Seeing as he's worked with Slade before and is rather popular with a certain demographic, it's not hard to believe that he'd be considered (and there is something of a resemblence) but as we're talking about the guy who directed 30 Days Of Night and a character like Matt Murdock, I don't see it happenning!

And yes, with David Slade given the job, there’s "some kind of talk" about Robert Pattinson – who, with the "Twilight" series winding up, is going to be looking for a new well-paying gig – playing the part of Matt Murdock – - -which, I have to say, I don’t dislike the idea of.

What do you guys think about all of this? Be sure to share your thoughts in the usual place, and head on over to the site to read the article in its entirety.

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LEEE777 - 3/16/2011, 7:47 PM
[frick]ing TWILIGHT...

And [frick]ing FOX!!!

[frick] off!

: P

selinakyle - 3/16/2011, 7:59 PM
VenomIsOnMyRibs - 3/16/2011, 8:01 PM
So Daredevil is going to sparkle?

Who the [frick] at FOX thinks the decisions they make are good?!

Why don't they listen to the criticism of their viewers?
Dumegg - 3/16/2011, 8:02 PM
great... robert pattinson in our CBM's. just what we were missing. the the great void in our comicbook lives
has just been filled. WHOOPEE! maybe Justin Bieber can
play the punisher in a reboot.
DaenerysTargaryen - 3/16/2011, 8:02 PM
Well....this is Fox so I'm honestly not suprised.
Gbpackman - 3/16/2011, 8:06 PM
James Marsden should get a shot
JoshWilding - 3/16/2011, 8:08 PM
Of course there's going to be talk of him being up for the role - he's a popular actor, and they've worked together before. There's no way he'll get it, and as there's not even a script yet, I can't imagine they're thinking about casting ANYONE right now.
Dumegg - 3/16/2011, 8:09 PM
i wonder if he'll wash that greesy mop of hair for the
movie or will he leave it o'naturale.
nuck82 - 3/16/2011, 8:11 PM
just [frick]ing stab my eyes out now, wait maybe that mean i can be the next DD!!! yay!!!

ToddCasil - 3/16/2011, 8:11 PM
I agree Gbpackman, on the Marsden note.
Unreal2k9 - 3/16/2011, 8:11 PM
Who cares if the guy directed Eclipse? Its not like he wrote the story, he only directed it. Give him a chance. As far as Robert, well he has the body type and the look but I'd prefer someone else. Don't be so harsh on the film already.
TorturedXGenius - 3/16/2011, 8:11 PM
of course it'll be 'Batman Begin's tone..every since Batman Begins people think every comic movie needs to be like that or in tone of that.....for Daredevil it's the right path imo

"Daredevil is gonna sparkle!?" ...really? unless he's from the Twilight franchise he wont, obviously, and just becuz Slade is directing why people assume it'll be Pats? how about Josh Hartnett he worked with Slade also...come on people

IMO they need to get an unknown or someone that is at the CUSP of being an A-Lister
CapistheMan - 3/16/2011, 8:12 PM
Forget about whether he's a good actor or not. He's just not right for the roll at all. And he's way too young.
marvel72 - 3/16/2011, 8:12 PM
XD hahahahahahaha this has got to be a joke.

a another genius idea from the people at fox & this why fox sucks.

every comic book movie they've made has been a downpour of shit.

acvno86 - 3/16/2011, 8:13 PM

longbowhunter - 3/16/2011, 8:14 PM
I'm not damning anything in this article. Robert Pattinson as Matt Murdock? I've never seen any of the Twilight crap so I'm not gonna judge the actor.
Dumegg - 3/16/2011, 8:16 PM
@marvel72- a downpour? how 'bout a biblical flood of shit. if you look hard enough you can see noah in his
little turd boat.
LEEE777 - 3/16/2011, 8:16 PM
FOX sucks worst that a 90 year old Granny!

Anyone that still thinks FOX deserves to make any more MARVEL movies is truly lost! :)
LEEE777 - 3/16/2011, 8:18 PM
P.S. @ I've seen F'ing TWI-SHITE, and that actor is horrible... plus he was crap in a Harry Potter movie too!


; D
AVEN - 3/16/2011, 8:19 PM
you: So Daredevil is going to sparkle?
Fox: Surprise Mother[frick]a!

GUNSMITH - 3/16/2011, 8:19 PM
MovieTheaterLad - 3/16/2011, 8:21 PM

If Robert Pattinson should be anybody, it should be Harry Osborn in the new Spider-Man series! Now THAT would be perfect casting.

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Rhys - 3/16/2011, 8:22 PM
"Similar to Batman Begins"

Surprise there.....
TorturedXGenius - 3/16/2011, 8:24 PM
everyone actually believing this needs to sshhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhmack themselves...anyway instead of saying Michael Hall like everyone i'll say....since we are using the 'has worked with before' shtick...but seriously i can see be Matt....Josh Hartnett.
marvel72 - 3/16/2011, 8:25 PM
@ dumegg

f*cking A!,mate.

@ leee777

remember you can't hate anything fox because you haven't seen the trailer or film yet. XD

f*ck you fox & your cbm's,i'll give the wolverine a chance because i like what i've heard so far,but you start f*cking with that.

then thats it.
aishiteru - 3/16/2011, 8:26 PM

and for the hell of it

OverCross - 3/16/2011, 8:30 PM
This is the type of "talk" they mean.

xXkryptoniteXx - 3/16/2011, 8:31 PM
Every director is saying "it will be like Batman Begins" why dont you shut up and make it and prove it, dont compare it. Also Robert Pattinson as Matt Murdock, seems plossible, yes he was in twilight but he can pull it off, just bulk up and get some A game, and there you go, you get a good Daredevil. Lets just hope the theme of the movie will not be twilight, or aiming fans of twilight.

Also WOW on the people hating on Fox lmao, I do understand(Daredevil, Elektra, Fantastic four 1 & 2, X3, and Origins) Fox gotta step up there game to prove what the company can do again. lol.


Nice pic bro lmao
Shadowelfz - 3/16/2011, 8:34 PM

I wouldn't even be mad. How can you at such sheer stupidity and greed! Of course the studios know Rob Pattison is a horrible choice for Daredevil, and of course they dont care because, truthfully, fanboys make up only a small portion of the people seeing these movies compared to the general audience who are just seeing it as an action flick. And you compare Rob Pattison fans to Daredevil... it makse sense, financially, to cast him. If they are just considering hiring him for DD proves that the studios are just in it for the money at this point.
MrPagBrewster - 3/16/2011, 8:35 PM
why all the hate on pattenson, becuase he was in twilight, what are you guys 14, he's a good actor I counldn't hate him if I tryed. He like zach efron had to do some bad but popular sh!t to become house hold names which is understandable.
MikeZ - 3/16/2011, 8:43 PM
Whether or not Robert is a good actor is up in the air. But he is no way, shape or form, Daredevil.

Better choices include: Christian Kane, Damien Lewis, David Boreanaz, Matt Damon, Michael C. Hall, Misha Collins, or Paul Wesley.
Dumegg - 3/16/2011, 8:47 PM
robert pattinson... a good actor? BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!
it hurts from laughing so hard.
CBMDeadpool - 3/16/2011, 8:49 PM
Michael C Hall of Dare Devil

Pattison is just mentioned cause Slade did Eclipse, it won't happen
Digitaria51 - 3/16/2011, 8:51 PM
silentoushiza - 3/16/2011, 8:52 PM
Don't really care who's starring as Matt Murdock, just make a good movie and I'll watch.
CaptainAmerica - 3/16/2011, 8:55 PM
When will the [female dog]y fanboys understand? Heath Ledger played a GAY COWBOY! Your arguments are invalid.
patriautism - 3/16/2011, 8:56 PM
He was pretty good in Harry Potter, but I seriously can't understand a word that dudes says.
All he does is mumble.
CaptainAmerica - 3/16/2011, 8:58 PM
p.s. Micheal C Hall for DareDevil
MovieTheaterLad - 3/16/2011, 9:00 PM


Robert Pattinson is hillarious and openly mocks Twilight, Stephanie Meyer, and it's fanbase. The guy is a total bro.

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