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The Man Without Fear: EPIC Win/EPIC Fail for Daredevil Film

The Man Without Fear has now become The Man Without A Reboot, according to a few downtrodden tweets (that would make a good band name, The Downtrodden Tweets) from the once and possibly future possible DD director, Joe Carnahan.

These tweets point toward the fact that Fox is releasing Daredevil back into the Marvel wild, allowing the rights to any future Daredevil appearances to revert back to Disney/Marvel.

Earlier this week Carnahan tweeted that his “retro, red-suited, Serpico-styled superhero” pitch “went up in smoke”.

Originally reported by Deadline, the site claimed that:

“From what I’m hearing, that means that Fox is prepared to see the rights to that character revert back to Marvel Studios, and fall under the Disney umbrella. Marvel essentially said no to an extension and to Fox’s request that it come aboard as cofinancier of the Daredevil film.”

In response, Carnahan tweeted:

Guys. To clarify. DD pitch was tremendous and everyone flipped for it. The clock ticked down at Fox, that’s why it went tits up.

I will post the piece we did since it should be seen be all now…then you guys decide.
In a related story, it is being reported by Variety that Fox would still hold claim to the Elektra character, even though her origin and introduction (and subsequent solo film) happened well within the Fox Daredevil “universe”.
EPIC FAIL:  Fox has given us some pretty solid Marvel Comics moments in their versions of well-loved Marvel properties.  It’s a shame that they allowing a character so perfectly suited for action movies to slip right out of their grasp.
EPIC WIN:  Simply put, one word and one number:  Avengers 2.
I personally am hoping for a round of films that fall under that popular Marvel brand, Marvel Team-Up.  It would not be outside the realm of possibility that Tony Stark could find himself in need of a lawyer.  A superhero lawyer!  A buddy road-trip romp featuring the man with the kerjillion dollar suit of armor that can do anything, and Matt Murdock, the blind guy who can sense more than the suit can!
The John Romita cover for Marvel’s second ever trade paperback, Son of Origins (1975, published in partnership with Fireside, a young-adult division of Simon & Schuster) clearly shows that Iron Man and Daredevil look awesome in side by side “team-up mode”.  I rest my case.

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Brent Kincade

Brent Kincade was born under the sign of Pertwee and has often wondered if there was an alternate universe where Aquaman was instead called Waterhombre. He also spends a fair amount of his waking life patiently waiting for friends to mention a Thunderdome so he can roll his eyes and plead, "Can't we just get BEYOND Thunderdome??" (Six times, thus far.)

His first comic book was Spidey Super Stories #4 in 1974, his first Star Trek episode was "City On The Edge of Forever" in 1975, his first Doctor Who was "The Visitation" in 1984.

Once when he was young, he stashed his vinyl Halloween Spider-Man costume in the neighbor lady's shrubs and was later caught red-handed, crawling into the shrubs to change into costume because he had, "Heard a cry for help".

He's a father, an artist, a graphic designer, a cartoonist, and usually pretty handy in a pinch. Brent is the creator of #ThatTimeOnDrWho, #ThatTimeOnStarTrek, #ThatTimeOnStarWars and co-creator of "The Magic Cantina". Brent requests the story of his days be co-written by Harlan Ellison, Steven Moffat and Neil Gaiman, drawn by John Romita, scored by Ben Folds and riffed on by the fine folks at Mystery Science Theater 3000.

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