Briefly: What’s really going on with Marvel and Fox? It was wild to hear earlier today that Marvel Studios and Fox are looking to do a little horse trading, with Marvel giving Fox more time to make a new Daredevil movie before the rights go back to Marvel this October. The deal would be that Marvel gets a couple characters Fox holds the rights to: Galactus and the Silver Surfer. But now we’re into the re-spin mode, with Fox saying there’s no chance of giving up Galactus. After all, he’s a key part of the Fantastic Four character stable. With Fox just about to make a new FF movie, it seemed weird that the studio would give away such a huge character in the first place.

And so Deadline reports talk from “studio insiders” that say Fox is actually looking at letting Daredevil go back to Marvel. Sure, the studio has a reportedly great script in hand with a ’70s thriller / classic Frank Miller vibe and Joe Carnahan (The Grey) in talks to direct. Looking at the recent Fox lineup, however, the success the studio has had with films like X-Men: First Class and Rise of the Planet of the Apes point to the studio being a lot more interested in Fantastic Four than Daredevil. A ’70s thriller vigilante hero movie isn’t the sort of thing Fox seems interested in now.

What Fox reportedly is interested in is either co-financing Daredevil with Marvel and Disney, or just letting the character go. This one is developing, and we’ll have more soon. Don’t get to set on any one outcome until we know there’s a real deal in place.

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Big news on the Daredevil front today: The Grey and The A-Team director Joe Carnahan is looking like the next guy in line to direct the reboot of the red-costumed blind Marvel vigilante hero. But that’s just the beginning, and the news that Fox is likely to move forward with Daredevil has a few more interesting facets.

Last we heard, the next Daredevil film had to be in production by this fall if Fox wanted the keep the rights to the character. (By October 10, to be exact.) But now there’s word that Marvel is willing to give Fox more time with his new Daredevil movie. In exchange, however, Fox would have to turn over rights to some characters from the Fantastic Four universe. Namely one of Marvel’s perpetual Big Bads, maybe the Biggest Bad: Galactus. Read More »

Fox is one of several studios that decided not to bring big projects to Comic Con this year, but that doesn’t meant the company isn’t making news. Some new details have just been released about two Fox reboots of Marvel properties, with Chronicle director Josh Trank officially set for Fantastic Four and David Slade dropping off the Daredevil remake. Read More »

David Slade‘s Daredevil reboot has been progressing steadily but slowly. The last we heard, Fox had hired David James Kelly to write a new draft of the script. In other words, it was still in the early stages. So it’s not surprising that yesterday’s casting rumor has turned out to be just that — a rumor, and nothing more.

Slade recently got fans buzzing when he sent out a tweet that seemed to suggest his 30 Days of Night star Josh Hartnett could play the blind Marvel superhero. Since then, however, he’s clarified that he wasn’t seriously floating Hartnett’s name, because the project hasn’t reached the casting stage yet. Slade also took the opportunity to squash talk of the film being in 3D, declaring that he is “firmly against” shooting in native 3D and that the studio isn’t interested in post-converted 3D. Read his comments after the jump.

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Hey, remember Daredevil? Fox released Mark Steven Johnson’s version of the blind vigilante story, starring Ben Affleck, in 2003. That one hit to relatively little fan interest and acclaim, and the character has languished at Fox for almost a decade since. But Fox wants to do more with Daredevil, if only to keep the character in-house. So a reboot has been planned for some time, with David Slade (Hard Candy, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) attached to direct since last year.

Fox is keeping Slade on to tired at this point, and now the studio has hired David James Kelly to rewrite. Read More »

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