[RUMOR] Fox is Allowing DAREDEVIL’s Return To Marvel/Disney

Despite it being in the final months remaining before the rights leave FOX and go back to DISNEY/MARVEL, Deadline is reporting that 20th Century Fox is finally throwing in the towel and pulling the plug on their Daredevil reboot.

Assumed earlier this month when Joe Carnahan tweeted that his “retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero” pitch “went up in smoke,” Deadline claims:

“From what I’m hearing, that means that Fox is prepared to see the rights to that character revert back to Marvel Studios, and fall under the Disney umbrella. Marvel essentially said no to an extension and to Fox’s request that it come aboard as cofinancier of the Daredevil film.”

Joe Carnahan @carnojoe

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.
14 Aug 12

Joe Carnahan @carnojoe

I will post the piece we did since it should be seen be all now…then you guys decide.
14 Aug 12

As Deadline points out, Joe Carnahan could still helm the reboot, but at that point it would indeed be up to Marvel Studios/Disney. And unfortunately, they probably wouldn’t go for a hard R rated superhero when instead they could give a fresh new take on the hero and attempt to mesh him into the current Marvel movie continuity.

One things for sure, it would be pretty awesome to see Daredevil pop up in Avengers 2. Even the possibility is cool to think about.

 

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