Still smarting from the departure of 30 Days Of Night director David Slade, according to Variety, 20th Century Fox have approached A-Team and The Grey director Joe Carnahan for their troubled, Frank Miller-inspired Daredevil reboot.
Concerned the rights will revert to Marvel if the studio don’t get a new movie into production by 10 October 2012, they’ve reportedly offered to return the rights to some of the extended Fantastic Four characters – Galactus and the Silver Surfer – in exchange for a looser deadline.
What this probably means for Chronicle director Josh Trank’s Fantastic Four reboot is a far less cluttered affair, perhaps just focusing on the group’s traditional nemesis Doctor Doom – or they could just rename the rubbish cloud monster from the second Fantastic Four movie, 2007’s ghastly Fantastic Four: Rise Of The Silver Surfer, something like Cloudius.
Fox meanwhile have been quick to refute the claim with Deadline, saying that they’ve no intention of giving up rights to Galactus, and instead are hoping Disney will co-finance the Joe Carnahan Daredevil movie.
It’s not looking good either way for the Man Without Fear.