Silver Surfer and Galactus Shouldn’t Pack Their Bags Just Yet
Earlier today, Variety reported that Marvel Studios would be willing to extend Twentieth Century Fox’s Daredevil films rights with one small condition: they would get the film rights to the Silver Surfer and Galactus.
A Daredevil reboot has been in development at Fox for awhile. First, director David Slade was attached to direct the film. He later exited the project, and the current rumor has Fox eyeing Joe Carnahan (The Grey, The A-Team) to direct.
“Fox is in discussions with Joe Carnahan to direct what’s been described as a “Frank Miller-esque, hardcore 70s thriller” take on blind Hell’s Kitchen superhero Matt Murdock — a vision that would deviate from Disney/Marvel’s family-friendly tone. Carnahan has yet to receive an official offer, though multiple sources tell Variety that he’s the choice.”
Fox has until October 10th to start production or the rights revert back to Marvel.
Now Deadline reports that Fox may not be so keen on the idea.
“Those insiders said that with Josh Trank aboard to direct, Fantastic Four is a big priority and the studio would be crazy to give away a cornerstone villain. Especially when the studio is very lukewarm about rebooting Daredevil, which focuses on blind lawyer Matt Murdock and his emergence as a crime fighter powered by heightened sensory perception. [Despite considering Carnahan], it sounds like Fox is ready to let it revert to Disney-owned Marvel, unless Disney is interested in co-financing.”
It sounds like Twentieth Century Fox is expecting big things from Josh Trank’s FF reboot, and if it’s successful, they’ll need those characters for a sequel.
But if the deal happens, could the Guardians of the Galaxy film be the next place we see the Silver Surfer and Galactus?
Ah, Hollywood drama.
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