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According to Variety, director David Slade, previous comic book movie veteran of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT, is aboard for a new Daredevil movie which “will not contain material from the Ben Affleck version”. Daredevil last swung across the screen in 2003 when a movie starring Affleck, Jennifer Garner, and Colin Farrell was the first of many “meh” Marvel superhero films to follow (cf. GHOST RIDER, PUNISHER, HULK 2, etc., etc.) Daredevil is also one of a number of Marvel characters who must be put into development by Disney rivals lest Disney/Marvel get the rights back. (cf. GHOST RIDER.) It is safe to say not many are pining for a new Daredevil movie right now, but better Fox make it than Disney just happen to do it.

Slade was previously attached to WOLVERINE before Darren Aronofsky signed on.

1 COMMENT

  1. Let’s hope they do it right this time. Make it a film noir with a superhero. Good plot. Drop the MTV-style of directing.

  2. What can I say, kids, sometimes you imagine you proofread something when it was all in your mind. Sorry about that and we will try to raise the bar here at Stately Beat Manor.

    In my defense, I was highly distracted by a giant bug at large in my desk today.

  3. Did you mean to link to another article? Your quote “will not contain material from the Ben Affleck version” leads to a variety article that seems to say the opposite and where that quote is not used.

  4. Has one of these “second bite at the apple” movies ever worked?

    Leave poor Daredevil on the shelf until around 2028.