‘Daredevil’ Could be Helmed by Joe Carnahan Under Certain Conditions
Things get a little tricky when some of your characters belong to another studio -- such is the case with Marvel Studios and Fox. Fox wants Joe Carnahan on the 'Daredevil' reboot, but those rights are going to run out soon. Solution: Fox and Marvel are discussing a trade that would give Silver Surfer and Galactus back to Marvel in exchange for more time with the blind superhero.
According to Variety, this is the deal:
Fox wants director Joe Carnahan ('The Grey') for their reboot of 'Daredevil.' If you've wiped that film from your memory or if you live in a time vacuum, it starred Ben Affleck as the blind lawyer/superhero and was basically like the 'Gigli' of the superhero movie world. Carnahan's gritty inclinations would make for an interesting fit for 'Daredevil,' but there's just one little problem: Fox has until October 10 to get a new film into production or they forfeit the rights to the character and he'll head back home to Marvel.
Now Fox and Marvel are in discussions for a deal that would allow Fox to keep 'Daredevil' past his expiration date in exchange for releasing characters Galactus and Silver Surfer (both formerly seen in the atrocious 'Fantastic Four' sequel) back to Marvel Studios, presumably because Marvel has some interesting plans for those characters in their movie-verse.
It's unclear how that will work out for Josh Trank's 'Fantastic Four' reboot over at Fox, but the studios are said to be working diligently to reach an agreement.