Daredevil Reboot Confirmed

Published 4 years ago by , Updated February 6th, 2010 at 9:54 pm,

daredevil reboot Daredevil Reboot Confirmed

Back in 2008, Frank Miller and Jason Statham demonstrated their interest in a Daredevil reboot and Tom Rothman, head of Fox, made it clear that the reboot was definitely something the high-ups were interesting in getting to work on.

To no surprise, Mike Fleming just picked up the exclusive that Daredevil is now definitely being rebooted. Regency will be handling the remake for distributor Fox and David Scarpa will be writing the script.

From Fleming’s report:

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.

I’m not excited for this movie and I have low expectations for it. Not only was the first Daredevil not a well-received movie (the director’s cut was better if you’re a fan), but the reboot is only happening so Fox can maintain the film rights to the character. See, by contractural stipulation, if Fox doesn’t put the movie into production, the license to the Daredevil property would revert back to Marvel (and Disney would love that).

Another reason I’m not excited is the fact that David Scarpa is penning the script and he wrote The Day the Earth Stood Still, a movie that in my mind, is a contender for worst film of 2008.

Some other rumors that popped up over the last year were from Xavier Gens (Hitman) saying he would definitely like to direct the next Daredevil and of course, there was the report of Katee Sackhoff (Battlestar Galactica, 24) going to a comic shop to pick up any books featuring the character Typhoid Mary.

Now that we know the remake is coming, the next stage is the out-of-control rumors and speculation, so why not start now; Who should play the title character of Matt Murdock, replacing Ben Affleck?

More details as we hear them, at Screen Rant.

Source: Deadline

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  1. The 1st Daredevil movie was great..leace it alone and stop slagging it off…Colin Farrell was ace in it as was all the actors inc; Affleck..who done a great job with anot very famous Marvel character…this movie came out under the mighty shadow of Spider-Man….and was entertaining! I would welcome a new movie but I want Marvel/Disney to take back control !

  2. For a quintessential “Daredevil” movie, a Robert Rodriguez / Frank Miller collaboration would be the ideal choice.

    They need to put some authenticity back into some of these comic book adaptations by using the very people who know the characters well.

  3. Dude, you guys have Robin Hood and Sherlock Holmes, and Liam Neeson isn't Abraham Lincoln any more, let us have Daredevil.

  4. Oh, yes it can. Elektra was worse than Daredevil. As long as Fox does it, it will suck. I don't know why people still keep having faith in Fox despite their massive multiple failures and promises that they never keep.

  5. Statham would be better than wimpy Affleck…….Anway DD would work better as a Spiderman reboot spin-off……(not sure why Spiderman needs a…..nevermind)

  6. As long as Mark Steven Johnson doesn't direct it I'm all for it.

    “Ghost Rider” sucked.
    “Daredevil” sucked.

  7. The fact that some of you think DISNEY would do a better job with Daredevil sickens me.

  8. Daredevil could've been a much better film if Mark Steven Johnson stuck closer to the original source material and incorporated the basic film noir elements that Frank Miller, Ann Nocenti and Kevin Smith were successful with during their tenure on the comic book series.

    It was a glossed up film as opposed to the gritty and dirty Hell's Kitchen we all know from the books. The movie also very much under played the poor social economic status of the community at large.

    Anyone who's read Miller's, Nocenti's and Smith's run on Daredevil knows what I mean.

    Ann Nocenti's prolific run from issue #238-291 was also largely ignored by the film makers. She introduced Typhoid Mary in issue #254.

    I didn't mind Ben Affleck in the role. I thought he did a good enough job despite the lackluster script and poor direction, AND the costume was crap. They could have done a better job with that. :-)

  9. I wouldn't say no to Disney's money. I doubt very much they would interfere with MARVEL's treatment of the character having seen the way Fox mishandled things.

  10. Daredevil could've been a much better film if Mark Steven Johnson stuck closer to the original source material and incorporated the basic film noir elements that Frank Miller, Ann Nocenti and Kevin Smith were successful with during their tenure on the comic book series.

    It was a glossed up film as opposed to the gritty and dirty Hell's Kitchen we all know from the books. The movie also very much under played the poor social economic status of the community at large.

    Anyone who's read Miller's, Nocenti's and Smith's run on Daredevil knows what I mean.

    Ann Nocenti's prolific run from issue #238-291 was also largely ignored by the film makers. She introduced Typhoid Mary in issue #254.

    I didn't mind Ben Affleck in the role. I thought he did a good enough job despite the lackluster script and poor direction, AND the costume was crap. They could have done a better job with that. :-)

  11. I wouldn't say no to Disney's money. I doubt very much they would interfere with MARVEL's treatment of the character having seen the way Fox mishandled things.

  12. i would like to see Ethan Hawke… i dont know why. it just keeps nudging at me.

  13. Michael C. Hall would be an excellent choice. He fits the part and he looks like the comic book character.

  14. I hope this movie is dark like the dark knight. I mean, come on!. DD lives in a dark world that can be converted into a realistic one. The only fake this should be DD blind powers and thats all!. Hope this reboot is good.

  15. well for The cast choices for Dare Devil are Micheal C Hall and Jason Statham,and Jeffery Donovan(Burn Notice] and how for the movie itself, make it as Dark as The Dark Knight and Just as funny as well as the anthor action superhero films that has it’s moments and reenter Electra into the film starred by Rhona Mitra(Underworld 3) or Jordana Brewster from The Fast and Furious film series and for Foggy Nelson my choice is Sean Astin and for Ben Urich my Chioces is Hugh Laurie and Matthew Perry,
    Timmorthy Olphant(Hitman,Live free or Die Hard)or Jude Law [Repomen and Dr Watson in Sherlock Holmes] as Lester/Bullseye, Michael fassbender(300,Inglorious Basterds)as Mr. Fear probaby Just seen briefy however he does not fight Daredevil at all in the film. however for the main Villains are Zebediah Killgrave aka the Purple Man starred by Franky G from The Italian Job and Saw II, Saw III, Saw 3D or Guy Pierce and Chad Michael Murray from CSI: Las Vegas and The Lone Ranger or Mark Walberg [Shooter] as The Bushwacker (Carl Burbank)and Lady Bullseye starred by Lucy Liu [Charlie's Angels 1 and 2] or Kelly Yu From X Men 2 so there your cast and P.S and For Karen Page she would be starrred by Amy Smart(Crank,Crank 2) or Elisha Cuthbert.

  16. Another dud to be…..

  17. Mark Walberg as Daredevil is a must as he starred as Max Payne and his character on Shooter,Sean Astin as Foggy Nelson as nonone can top that,Rhona Mitra(Underworld 3) or Jordana Brewster from The Fast and Furious film series as Electra talk about Hottness plus they can act,Hugh Laurie as Ben Urich Just look at his Character on Street Kings or Dr House then you can see why,Jude Law as as Lester/Bullseye Just look at The Road to Perdion,Lady Bullseye either Lucy Liu [Charlie's Angels 1 and 2] or Kelly Yu From X Men 2, as they suit Lady Bullseye in the fighting and looks profile,Karen Page she would be starrred by Amy Smart(Crank,Crank 2) Chad Michael Murray from CSI: Las Vegas as Mr. Fear. talk about great cast Chioces!

  18. OLIVER JACKSON-COHEN would be great as DAREDEVIL. https://www.facebook.com/OliverJacksonCohenForever?ref=hl

  19. Affleck sucked as DD. Bring in Statham

  20. Matt Bomer of White Collar should be Murdoch

  21. The four suitable actors for the role of matt murdock/daredevil should be SCOTT ADKINS (UNDISPUTED 3 REDEMPTION)
    GARRETT HEDLUND (TRON LEGACY)
    ALEX PETTYFER (I AM NUMBER FOUR)
    BENJAMIN WALKER (ABRAHAM LINCOLN VAMPIRE HUNTER)