Thursday, April 25, 2013

I CAN SEE AGAIN! Daredevil Movie Rights Return To Marvel Studios

Some would say the ultimate verbal slapdown to Daredevil's moniker of 'The Man Without Fear' is 'What - hasn't he heard of his own film?'. Me, I think that's a little harsh. Fox's Daredevil movie does have a honkingly sweet soundtrack and if you know when to hit skip on the remote (like Daredevil and Elektra's playground joust in broad daylight. Secret identity anyone?) 70% of the film is actually okay.

Still, with so much rich pulp history in his CMYK adventures, 70% is never a satisfactory result to any Hornhead fan. Which means reading Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige confirm at Newsarama, that the rights to Daredevil's theatre exploits are back with Marvel (along with those for Punisher and Blade), is just, well, awesome.

Sure many fans will have visions of Daredevil swinging into battle aside The Avenger (and Daredevil print heartbreaker) Black Widow, but let's look at those names again. Punisher, Blade and Daredevil. Maybe the next challenge for Marvel Studios is to keep expanding The Avengers movieverse, true, but also to start another family of films within a shared-but-not-so-shared universe, under a grittier more street based theme - Marvel Knights perhaps?

Daredevil, Blade, Elektra and Punisher, backed by the likes of on-screen Cloak and Dagger, Iron Fist, Morbius and Black Panther... hmmm, my wallets rotating in that direction as we speak.

 What do you think? 


  1. i dunno if this is something i should be happy about but they may get it right the second time. although that sure as Hell didn't happen in the case of the FF and Ghost Rider movies.

  2. I'm hoping it all turns out cool though Dave - although I have to admit I actually like Rise of the Silver Surfer. Despite the fact Galactus was a giant fart cloud on space over his Kirby greatness for bizarre reasons, I am one of the worlds biggest Silver Surfer fans, and seeing him morph through buildings, his own board and duke it out with the Human Torch (plus Doom) was just too cool for words.

    The way Torch was reflected in his body was crazy! Still fingers crossed for Daredevil now!

  3. I loved the FF movies. Unashamedly. The Silver Surfer was close to perfect in portrayal. And both movies were better than the second and third X-men movies combined. Oh, and the Wolverine Debacle.
    Now, DD, I would pay extra to see Black Widow as portrayed by the awesomesauce that is Scarlett Johansen.
    Kevin Smith would have been smart, I think, to cast people that weren't his friends. Cause I think that was part of the thirty percent that sucked.

  4. Thanks Random! As much as I'd like the new FF movies to be a tad more serious in nature, part of me is hoping that its a big true comic adventure against someone like The Mole Man. Add that Mole and followers worship totems of Galactus deep beneath Wakanda and I'm there.

    As for Daredevil, yeah I have to agree. Kerry Washington did a great job being blind in Fantastic Four, and in some scenes so did Ben in Daredevil, but others were awkward.

    I'd love heroes for hire to be dropped in as a one liner in any future Daredevil work though. power Man and Iron Fist suit DD more than Spidey!