According to Newsarama, Marvel’s Kevin Feige has made comments which suggest that Marvel Studios have reclaimed the film rights to Daredevil.
Last seen being developed and then dropped by Joe Carnahan, the Daredevil franchise was previously in the hands of FOX – who put out the 2003 Ben Affleck version of the film, only to then struggle to follow up on the critically-unpopular flick. There had been rumours that Daredevil was on the verge of returning to Marvel (after a period of n years, the rights accordingly revert back to Marvel if no new content is produced) but now it appears that Daredevil has now returned home, following Fox’s failure to bring the character back to the cinemas.
This would mean the character could now appear in any movies Marvel chose – most likely an Avengers movie, or Heroes For Hire-style series. This would also give the company more room to manoeuvre Black Widow, a character with close ties to The Man Without Fear. Get Johansson her film already!
News is breaking, and subject to change! We’ll find out more when Newsarama’s loveliest reporter Albert Ching publishes his full interview with Feige, conducted at the Iron Man 3 Press Junket.