Just two days ago, we brought you the news when it was reported that 20th Century Fox was looking to hire Joe Carnahan (The Grey) to helm their forthcoming Daredevil reboot, which is being penned by David James Kelly, who is reportedly adapting Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli’s Born Again storyline for the film.
Within that story, there was also a rumor about Marvel Studios and Fox working on a trade-off, which would give Fox more time to make Daredevil (because the studio’s rights expire in October) in exchange for returning some of it’s character’s movie rights back to Marvel. Characters reportedly being considered were Galactus and the Silver Surfer from the Fantastic Four universe.
Now, Deadline reports that the talks between the studios were about no such thing, and Fox is actually “lukewarm” on the prospect of making a Daredevil film at all, and certainly wouldn’t give up key villains from the Fantastic Four franchise in return.
In-fact, the site states that the current talks are about Fox being ready to let [Daredevil] revert to Disney-owned Marvel, unless Disney is interested in co-financing.
We’ll bring you more as the story develops… stay tuned!