With the massive success of The Avengers, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Dark Knight Rises comic book movies are the hottest thing in Hollywood right now. For this reason movie studios are very likely to put more effort into the genre films now that they see the massive potential.
Today, Variety is reporting that Marvel and Fox are in talks to make comic and movie fans alike very happy. Fox is currently trying to get a Daredevil reboot off the ground, but are in a bind due to the director, David Slade, leaving the project. Apparently, Fox has until October 10th, 2012 to get Daredevil started before all of the character’s movie right revert back to Marvel Studios. So what is Fox to do in such a short time with no director? Well it looks like they may have found one in Joe Carnahan (The Grey). The studio is said to have a pure 70s thriller script in the style of Frank Miller’s work all ready to go, but what about the time restraint? Here is where Marvel comes in and makes this interesting.
According to reports, Marvel is willing to give Fox an extension on getting Daredevil in front of the cameras, but there is a price to pay. In exchange for an extension in time, Marvel is asking for the rights back to Galactus (Fantastic Four villain) and the Silver Surfer (Fantastic Four ally). This would bring two massively important characters into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Applause! We should find out later this week as to whether the talks go through. This is a win-win for Marvel. If Fox wants to reclaim their stake on Daredevil and get their possibly fantastic script made they will have to play ball. I think we might just be seeing the beginning of widespread negotiations betweens these studios. Everybody wants to make money and Marvel, and more importantly, Disney have plenty of it. Stay tuned for more information as it comes out.