Daredevil Next Up for Reboot Treatment


It’s a idea that’s been bandied about for a while now, but Mike Fleming of Deadline Hollywood (the site that covers Marvel better than anyone) is reporting that the gears are majorly in motion for the “Daredevil” reboot to get under way.

According to the story, “Regency is mounting the remake with former News Corp No. 2 Peter Chernin producing. Writing the redo is screenwriter David Scarpa, who scripted ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still’ for Fox, which will distribute ‘Daredevil 2.0’ or whatever it’s going to be called. The reason this is happening is simple: Hollywood studios with Marvel superheroes need to keep reinventing these Marvel movie franchises or the rights revert back to Disney-based Marvel. Fortunately, the properties are as resilient as the indestructible superheroes themselves.”

More will come on this, but let’s say it’s not really a surprise to anyone. Studios that currently have Marvel superheroes will do whatever it takes to keep the rights, because once they go back to Marvel (which means Disney), those rights are never coming back.

As for the original “Daredevil” movie — which starred Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner, Jon Favreau, Colin Farrell and Michael Clarke Duncan — I actually like the movie (especially the superior director’s cut. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but I think it’s severely under-rated.

What do you think of a “Daredevil” reboot?

Daredevil art by Brent Schoonover

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8 Comments Add Yours ↓

  1. 1

    I won’t lie. I liked the first one, too.

  2. Lynn #

    Unless they get “real” actors and director behind it, I say it’s a waste of time. But then again, I like me a Marvel reboot any day so..

  3. moviefan #

    Some of the first daredevil movie was g ood. and the director’s cut was alot better. Personally it would be better if fox just gave marvel back daredevil, and fantastic four. Since i doubt they will do reboots right for them. And we know they can get xmen movies going. I wish this reboot well.

  4. Cam Smith #

    Oh goody. Because lord knows the script for “The Day the Earth Stood Still” was wonderful…

  5. 5

    ^ Great point.

  6. mg #

    I liked the original as well.It sits just fine as a stand alone.I would love to see a new cast though as I didn’t think Ben Affleck owned the role as much as he should have.

  7. 7

    ^ Would you put the blame for that on his shoulders entirely, or do you think he wasn’t written strongly enough?

  8. Iron_Jack #

    I think the first one is underrated too.