As previously reported, Fox won’t be able to get the wheels turning on “Daredevil” before their rights to the character expire in October. Variety is reporting that the rights will head back to Marvel soon after that, just like the rights to “The Punisher” did recently. It’s a shame, too, because Carnahan’s plan for the character sounded pretty interesting.
“Guys. To clarify. DD pitch was tremendous and everyone flipped for it. The clock ticked down at Fox, that’s why it went tits up,” the director tweeted.
“The Grey” director then proceeded to upload two sizzle reels for his take on the character. Like we had heard before, Carnahan’s version is a “Frank Miller-esque, hardcore 70s thriller,” which means Marvel and its parent company Disney likely won’t go for it once they get the rights back. For now, let’s just enjoy what might have been.
Here’s a less violent version of the conceptual footage:
While this is a more extreme version. Don’t go showing your kids this one:
This means that Fox still has full rights to “Fantastic Four,” which will soon be getting a reboot directed by Josh Trank. It looks like Marvel won’t be getting back Galactus or the Silver Surfer any time soon, despite apparently having big plans for the characters.