Daredevil Rights Question Answered

<em>Daredevil</em> Rights Question Answered

Our friends over at BigShinyRobot.com were spurred onto doing some research about whether or not the rights to Daredevil had reverted back to Marvel, and here's what they found.

The article that got them going on this was from CBM user "karapandza" (located HERE) --who deduced that the time had elapsed for Fox to pursue another movie with the property.

This from BSR...

Just wanted to give you guys a heads up. Over at bigshinyrobot.com we picked up on your story that it may be possible that the Daredevil rights have reverted back to Marvel. We did a little research on the matter and it appears it's most likely not the case.

From our write-up:
". . . being that the source is Wikipedia, we did a little digging (and math!) with the help of our favorite movie critic, Jeff Vice (Jerk-bot). Jeff is pretty certain that the deal FOX signed for Daredevil was a 7 year deal, meaning, if the movie was released in 2003 the rights would have indeed reverted back to Marvel by now . . . BUT! (theres always a but) The Elektra movie, which was released in 05 and included a Matt Murdock cameo, is tied in with the Daredevil rights meaning that the contract is up at the end of 2012.

"So, it begs the question. To get a Daredevil film out before the end of next year, FOX would need to start moving pretty quickly on one, and there hasnt been much said about this franchise in the last few years, so are they going to allow the contract to lapse? In the meantime, the way we figure it here at BSR!, it appears the rights do still belong to FOX, but may be expiring next year, and thats when the rights would revert back to Marvel.

"Barring any unreleased news that FOX has relenquished the rights ahead of schedule, it appears the rights remain at 20th Century Fox for the time being."

Just wanted to share the info! Keep up the good work!

Good sleuthing guys! Kudos to you for figuring this out for the fans.
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