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Marvel to regain “Daredevil” film rights


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Joe Carnahan might have had a clear image for a “Daredevil” reboot at Fox, but in the end he just didn’t have the time to make it.

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.

What do you think of Carnahan’s plan for “Daredevil”? Tell us in the comments section below or on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best Of The Last

Portlandia Goes Out With A Bang

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The end is near. In mere days Portlandia wraps up its final season, and oh what a season it’s been. Lucky for you, you can watch the entire season right now right here and on the IFC app, including this free episode courtesy of Subaru.

But now, let’s take a moment to look back at some of the new classics Fred and Carrie have so thoughtfully bestowed upon us. (We’ll be looking back through tear-blurred eyes, but you do you.)

Couples Dinner

It’s not that being single sucks, it’s that you suck if you’re single.

Cancel it!

A sketch for anyone who has cancelled more appointments than they’ve kept. Which is everyone.

Forgotten America

This one’s a “Serial” killer…everything both right and wrong about true crime podcasts.

Wedding Planners

The only bad wedding is a boring wedding.

Disaster Hut

It’s only the end of the world if your doomsday kit doesn’t include rosé.

Catch up on Portlandia’s final episodes on demand and at

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Your Portlandia Personality Test

The New Portlandia Webseries Is Going Your Way

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Carrie and Fred understand that although we have so much in common, we’re each so beautifully unique and different. To help us navigate those differences, Portlandia has found an easy and honest way to embrace our special selves in the form of a progressive new traffic system: a specific lane for every kind of driver. It’s all in honor of the show’s 8th and final season, and it’s all presented by Subaru.

Ready to find out who you really are? Match your personality to a lane and hop on the expressway to self-understanding.

Lane 10: Trucks Piled With Junk

Your junk is falling out of your trunk. Shake a tail light, people — this lane is for you.

Lane 33: Twins

You’re like a Gemini, but waaaay more pedestrian. Maybe you and a friend just wear the same outfits a lot. Who cares, it’s just twinning enough to make you feel special.

Lane 27: Broken Windows

Bad luck follows you around and everyone knows it. Your proverbial seat is always damp from proverbial rain. Is this the universe telling you to swallow your pride? Yes.

Lane 69: Filthy Cars

You’re all about convenience. Getting your car washed while you drive is a no-brainer.

Lane 43: Newly Divorced Singles

It’s been a while since you’ve driven alone, and you don’t know the rules of the road anymore. What’s too fast? What’s too slow? Are you sending the right signals? Don’t worry, the breakdown lane is nearby if you need it.

Still can’t find a lane to match your personality? Check out all the videos here. And see the final season of Portlandia this spring on IFC.

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Last-Minute Holiday Gift Guide

Hits from the '80s are on repeat all Christmas Eve and Day on IFC.

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