Marvel Offers Fox DAREDEVIL Time In Exchange For Characters From FANTASTIC FOUR Universe

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.

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By DCMarvelFreshman - 8/6/2012
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:

“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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BigDamnHero - 8/6/2012, 1:04 PM
Good choice! I hope this lives up to the character. Really didn't enjoy the last one, but I have yet to see the directors cut.
dezdigi - 8/6/2012, 1:06 PM
Please tell me this isn't the A-Team guy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ksommer - 8/6/2012, 1:07 PM
That's awesome that they are trying to work out a deal to get Silver Surfer and Galactus.

Make it happen Disney *Ahem* Marvel...
DaenerysTargaryen - 8/6/2012, 1:07 PM
Interesting....I also hope that Marvel gets the rights back to Fantastic Four and DD
DanteSparda - 8/6/2012, 1:10 PM
FÜCK YEAH GALACTUS IN THE MARVEL MOVIEVERSE!!!1





BigDamnHero - 8/6/2012, 1:13 PM
@dezdigi, Yeah, it's him. But other than that he's done some pretty solid films.

And if I'm honest, i don't really want Marvel to get the rights back to FF or Daredevil. I don't see them crossing over with the current Marvel characters too much, and making movies about them would take up money that could be used on bringing other characters, like Heroes for Hire, Doctor Strange, Runaways and Black Panther, to the big screen.
ksommer - 8/6/2012, 1:14 PM
@Dante dude!!! That would be so epic.
xeno - 8/6/2012, 1:14 PM
Please, god, let this be true! Marvel needs Galactus for its cosmic films. The Avengers vs. Galactus & The Silver Surfer would be beyond epic. If it takes giving FUX Daredevil forever, that's a small price to pay.
Ghostfire - 8/6/2012, 1:14 PM
MAKE IT HAPPEN!!
ksommer - 8/6/2012, 1:16 PM
@BDH I agree, I would rather see other people than FF and DD. But the ability to use some of the people in the FF universe would be pretty amazing.
HULK2099 - 8/6/2012, 1:17 PM
AVENGERS 2 GALACTUS
dellamorte1872 - 8/6/2012, 1:18 PM
SAD but id rather FOX said no dice! i dont want the characters splintered off from each other. theres a reason why the source "holds up" duh? dont cherry pick and [frick] up the flow of great mythologies
BruceLeroy - 8/6/2012, 1:18 PM
Wow this needs to happen. Very smart move on Marvel's part.
IcemanX - 8/6/2012, 1:19 PM
I want a Silver Surfer movie!!!
dezdigi - 8/6/2012, 1:20 PM
Fox, Give back Galactus and SS!!! Keep DD!!!
Now what do Marvel have to give up to get Doom back?
CoolantTech - 8/6/2012, 1:20 PM
Yes Marvel knows they need certain Fantastic four characters to make their MCU complete and what better way to exand the universe than with Silver Surfer and where there's Silver Surfer Galactus is not far.

This is excellent news if its true
GizmoEl - 8/6/2012, 1:20 PM
awesomeee, though I'd love to see DD in MCU. Doesn't FF already have a director lined up? I'm not sure Fox will part with a franchise that's still in development
SAT - 8/6/2012, 1:21 PM
Wow, really shocking...as much of a Daredevil fan girl I am, this is great, I want FF characters in the MCU!
TayDee - 8/6/2012, 1:21 PM
Sounds like a deal for fox. If they lose Galactis and the Silver Surfer, then the FF movies will suffer because they don't have too many more good villains in my opinion. But this will help Marvel so I'll take it
MarkJulian - 8/6/2012, 1:22 PM
THIS IS LITERALLY AND FIGURATIVELY HUGE!!!!
DEADP0000L - 8/6/2012, 1:22 PM
DO IT FOX !! make it happen
LMB10 - 8/6/2012, 1:23 PM
Holy shit. Galactus in an Avengers film would be beyond all levels of awesome.
TayDee - 8/6/2012, 1:23 PM
A bad deal for fox I meant
ksommer - 8/6/2012, 1:24 PM
@MarkJulian AGREED 100%. This is exciting news if true.
LucasMend - 8/6/2012, 1:25 PM
Just the two of them or the whole FF universe too? like fantastic four themselves and other villains?
Dynamo - 8/6/2012, 1:25 PM
Interesting!
dopemaster - 8/6/2012, 1:26 PM
yes please.
MarkJulian - 8/6/2012, 1:27 PM
This is a Big Boss move by Marvel. Fox is pretty much screwed. Either lose Daredevil or give up a big portion of the cool factor about Fantastic Four. There's a big drop off from Dr. Doom to Mole Man.
DanteSparda - 8/6/2012, 1:28 PM
@BigDamnHero

Totally agree with you, right now I'm not really wanting for any of the non Marvel/Disney movie franchises to return to Marvel, the Marvel movie schedule if just fine as it is right now, if they had more franchises we wouldn't be expecting movies like Black Panther, GotG, Dr. Strange, etc., and I liked how the Amazing Spider-man and X-Men First Class turned out (also I think The Wolverine and FF movies are in good hands, DD not so sure tought).

I better see Marvel doing this Mephisto-like deals to borrow some characters like Galactus, Dr. Doom, Wolverine or Spider-man to cameo/cross-over with the Avengers, GO MARVEL!! You're the Devil!

soda9 - 8/6/2012, 1:32 PM
Fantastic!!!!!!

Very pumped, though I kind of wish Daredevil was with Sony more than Marvel. But I'm very glad FF is!
GizmoEl - 8/6/2012, 1:33 PM
Ohh man I would love for dr doom to plot against the avengers
RAWRG - 8/6/2012, 1:33 PM


MrSuperheromoviefan - 8/6/2012, 1:34 PM
good news
do it fox
CoolantTech - 8/6/2012, 1:34 PM
I expected Sony to be more willing to work with Marvel than Fox would, if they get this deal done Marvel fans are in for a real treat

Man, Marvel just doesn't know how to stop winning
ksommer - 8/6/2012, 1:35 PM
@Dante Great point! If they are working on a deal with Fox, you would think maybe they'd work on a deal with Sony to get Spidey in Avengers 2.

I know he doesn't NEED to be in the Avengers but he's a recognizable character and would bring in extra box office numbers.
RAWRG - 8/6/2012, 1:37 PM
YES! Now bring on Spider Man in the Avengers!!!!!!!!!
Darthkostis - 8/6/2012, 1:38 PM
If it's true then we will see a proper galactus in the big screen!Man,imagine if hot toys did an 1/6 scale fig of him!Way to go marvel!God,i love the cosmic aspect of the marvel U!!!
ksommer - 8/6/2012, 1:39 PM
I wonder how much more time Marvel offered Fox. What if they do this deal, and then the amount of time elaspes and they get Daredevil anyway! That would be sweet. I love trades. :)
RAWRG - 8/6/2012, 1:45 PM
I want this:


Not this:

LucasMend - 8/6/2012, 1:45 PM
My bet is they might ask for Uatu too
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