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Fox want Daredevil reboot

Daredevil.jpgThere are loads of superhero characters being rebooted these days. Batman and Superman to name a couple. Now Fox say they are considering rebooting a character, and it's Daredevil.

The last imagining had Ben Affleck as Daredevil. Is the time right to start again?

Daredevil was last made into a film in 2003. Ben Affleck was the man himself, and it also starred Jennifer Garner, Colin Farrell and Jon Favreau. It had a fairly mixed reception back then. But now 20th Century Fox co-chairman Tom Rothman, says that a Daredevil reboot is a possibility. He was talking to IESB, through First Showing.net.

A Daredevil, to use your words, reboot, is something we are thinking very seriously about.

Rothman thinks that time is a great healer, and that given the right amount of downtime a character can be successfully rebooted. He sights The Dark Knight as the ultimate example:

...when they did Batman Begins, the first Nolan movie, that you can have made some mistakes along the way or movies that the audience wasn't that crazy about and then given the proper amount of time and the right creative vision behind it, you can, to use your word, reboot. It needs someone, it needs a director, honestly, who has a genuine vision. What we wouldn't do is just do it for the sake of doing it.

Some comforting words there, that they aren't going to go ahead with it regardless. Would you be interested in a new Daredevil film? Does it need it?



I think it deserves it, Daredevil is Marvels closest thing to Batman. Thats kind of the reason they want to reboot it I think.
In the 80's Frank Miller gave Daredevil a new face, before he saved Batman he did some incredible things with Daredevil, he was one of the first to put actual real life issues in comics and relate it to the fantasy world.
Marvel made a huge mistake with the first, almost unforgiveable.
But thats the magic of todays film world, you screw up a few classic franchises and start all over...Hopefully they can do the same to the Fantastic 4.
Now that The Dark Knight has been so successful, I bet we see Marvel doing all their characters in a more honest and not pandering way...Or maybe not, they found a way to make the x-men look like leather commercial fodder and turned the Fantastic 4 into a 'one tree hill' imposter..So your guess is as good as mine...But if anyone deserves a reboot, its DD.

It's amazing how often Frank Miller's name comes up in comic book adaptations. The man has done some serious work. I guess if he gave Daredevil a comic book makeover, he might be the perfect person to reboot it? Just as long as he gives it a different look to Sin City, and the way The Spirit is looking just now.

Like you say, Marvel will probably be going down a more realistic/honest route. And they can't afford to mess Daredevil up again in the eyes of fans.

Best way to reboot it is to try Miller's Born Again story. That would allow them to take what was Daredevil from the first and have him come out something different at the end.

However there might be a character or two that would be toned down for the film version.


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