IESB got the chance to sit down and talk with Tom Rothman, the co-chairman of 20th Century Fox about the possibilities of a second “Daredevil” film, featuring Marvel Comic’s blind avenger and as a sequel or reboot of the 2003 film directed by Mark Steven Johnson, and starring Ben Affleck as the red-clad hero Daredevil, Jennifer Garner as his love interest, the ninja Elektra, Colin Farrell as the villainous assassin Bullseye, and Michael Clarke Duncan as the crime lord The Kingpin.
Rothman talked the power of the reboot for Marvel, particularly in using “The Incredible Hulk” reboot to help pave the way for the upcoming “Avengers” movie and says “A Daredevil [â€¦]reboot, is something we are thinking very seriously about.”
“Daredevil” took in over $100 million at the box office but got mixed reactions from critics at the time. It spawned a spinoff in “Elektra”, starring Garner reprising her role in 2005.
Marvel’s Daredevil first appeared in 1964 but rose to prominence in the late 1970’s and early 1980’s when the now-legendary Frank Miller brought a different take to the then-traditionally superhero title, focusing more on the hero battling organized crime and bringing a martial arts aspect into the story.
Daredevil is Matt Murdock, raised as a child by his father in New York’s notorious Hell’s Kitchen and blinded by a chemical spill one day. He then discovers that while he can no longer see his other senses are heightened by the chemicals to a superhuman level, also gifting him with a “radar” sense. Going to law school to help uphold law and order, he dons a costume to take revenge on the mobsters who murder his boxer father for not throwing a fight, and continues to fight as Daredevil, protecting New York and rising to prominence in comics as being one of the few handicapped superheroes.
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By Costa Koutsoutis, (Source: IESB.net)