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More Marvel Films From Fox?
X-spin offs and maybe Daredevil...

10 September 2008  |  Written by Helen O'Hara  |  Source: Variety

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File this firmly under "speculation" for now, but an interesting tidbit has emerged from Fox about the Marvel characters they still own the rights to. After a deathly quiet summer for the studio, a strategy meeting has been called to discuss possible superhero plans - and there are some intriguing ideas to be bandied about.

First is a Young X-Men project of a type that will be familiar to fans of the 2000-2003 animated series X-Men: Evolution, wherein all the main characters were teenagers. Is this a good idea? Well, possibly not: either they stick with the continuity of the other films and don't include the likes of Wolverine (in which case what's the point?) or they confuse everyone and have younger versions of all the same characters, or they go with a spin-off team like the New Mutants, who never really fired the public's imagination. Unless it's like an X-Men Muppet Babies, in which case bring it on!

Secondly there's the possibility of a spin-off of a spin-off, with Deadpool being mooted. For those of you not au fait with your Marvel masked assassins, Deadpool's a wise-cracking mercenary with similar powers to Wolverine but better one-liners. Ryan Reynolds (a good fit for the role) is set to play him in X-Men Origins: Wolverine, so would hopefully take the role again in any spin-off. From the spin-off. They could call it X-Men Origins: X-Men Mates: Deadpool.

And third and most radically, there's the possibility of a Daredevil reboot. As one of the few publications that didn't hate the first one, that doesn't seem immediately necessary (and a reboot didn't work for The Incredible Hulk), but as equal opportunities film fans, we're all in favour of more work for blind superheroes, so bring it on!

These are all mere possibilities for now (although the Deadpool idea has been on the cards ever since Reynolds was cast in Wolverine) but they're lots for comic fans to be going on with. So Marvel fans, begin your discussion: good ideas or bad ideas?

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Ryan Reynolds
Deadpool sounds like a great idea, although not a well known character his story is amazing and putting Ryan Reynolds in anything is always a good plan it just happens Deadpool was almost written for him. More

Posted by Rossi87 at 10:23 on 01 October 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Chimichanga!
And I'd agree with it as well. I know I'm in a very small minority when I say that I liked Daredevil but honestly? Add in the court-room side story that got cut from the cinematic version and its instantly a lot better film. Thing is for me being a fan-boy of the comic-book I don't think I'd ever be sated with a movie version of DD - when I went to the cinema to see the film back in '03 I embarrassed my then girlfriend by sitting there grumbling that Kingpin was white in the comic books, M More

Posted by ChickMagnet at 19:29 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Chimichanga!
I'll agree with that, somekindof_battery. As I said before, and will not tire of it, the source of all that is evil. More

Posted by Incanus at 02:11 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Chimichanga!
Huzzah, more films for Fox to commission and then mess around with in the editing room. More

Posted by somekindof_battery at 01:47 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

After Fox shat all over the Fantastic Four and ran the X-men into the ground I dread another adaptation from them, but Deadpool has awesome cinematic potential. Reynolds may just about pull it off, as long as the script is good, and it would really need to be good. Here's hoping they'll take inspiration from the comics, I wanna see weasel, taskmaster and Ajax. And Bea Arthur. More

Posted by trevorc187 at 01:02 on 12 September 2008 | Report This Post

I think as long as it's done well, any super hearo film is a good thing. It's often that the film and script is bad not the character themselves. So Deadpool might be cool? Dare devil was pretty bad. Unrrealistic, bad cating so a re-boot would eb a cool thing. kevin Smith actually wrote for Dare devil for a while so he might be a good choice to direst. Oh and i completley disagree that the Hulk reeboot didnt work. that was a great film! More

Posted by TheHazman at 17:42 on 11 September 2008 | Report This Post

Marvel's Next Films
Fisrtly, after the success of Iron Man and the decent takings for The Incredible Hulk, Marvel should go around and buy back all the  rights to their characters. The beauty of those two films was the mere mention and cameos of other characters from the universe. Who wouldnt want to see Matt Murdock pop up in a Spiderman film to represent him in some case, to see a daily bugle headline crediting another superhero group for something, the mere mention by any other character of the xmen, spide More

Posted by Banky at 17:39 on 11 September 2008 | Report This Post

20th Century Fox is worst studio for directors to work for (unless you are mega-powerful James Cameron or Steven Spielberg). It was sheer luck that they got Bryan Singer for the first 2 X-Men films. Fox did not know what to do with the FF (making a mess of Dr Doom) and Mark Johnson is a terrible director (tone of Daredevil was a mess and Ghost Rider was dull). Hope the studio becomes bankrupt ! More

Posted by Makman at 09:58 on 11 September 2008 | Report This Post

daredevil in punisher war zone
fomr what i have seen in the new toylines it seems dardevil shoul dbe making an apperance in warzone , not sur eif thats true but their are sveeral new statues with his face plastered in them and that usually only happens with a movie tie-in! More

Posted by miketang99 at 06:47 on 11 September 2008 | Report This Post

Marvel SUCKS!!!!!! More

Posted by H is the greatest at 02:32 on 11 September 2008 | Report This Post

Reboot Daredevil!
Yes, they need to redo Daredevil. The fight in the playground and the campy versions of Elektra and Bullseye pissed me off to no end. If they did a sequel it would STILL need to be retooled in some fashion and made darker. I'd love to see a retooled X-Men flick as well. Skip Young X-Men, just either do New Mutants or Generation X instead! One. More

Posted by Dart_Adams at 18:24 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Dare Devil doesn't suck????
Im afraid I must agree with TheTaf. I watched Dare Devil 4 time FOUR TIMES!!! to make sure that the film sucked as much as it does. It is one of the worst Marvel conversions, while it may have looked nice BUT....Ben Affleck is awful...he may be a good director and work well in Kevin Smith Movies (Jersey Girl aside)...but generaly he has the emotional range of a plank. The film was so camp it made Elton John seem like a coal miner! needs possibly re-inventing...but please god I hope More

Posted by killingjoker at 18:10 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Re: Daredevil
"As one of the few publications that didn't hate the first one, that doesn't seem immediately necessary (and a reboot didn't work for The Incredible Hulk)" Is she crazy??? Dardevil Sucked ASS!! Big TIme!! The reboot of Increible Hulk = AWESOME!! More

Posted by TheTaf at 17:16 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

I read an interview – though I have no idea where – in which (the gingerless) Chris Evans put the kibosh on any future Fantastic Four films and, well, he didn’t seem too broken up about it. More relieved actually ---- which is a sentiment, I have to say, I share… More

Posted by XLogic at 16:25 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

I'm sure I'm going against the grain here - but what about the FF? Sure, Rise of the Silver Surfer didn't exactly set the world alight but as far as I know, Fox still currently own the rights to the characters - and I'd rather see another Fantastic Four movie in the cinema anyday over Deadpool schmedpool.........who the hell is Deadpool anyway? He's a wimp compared to the Punisher! Daredevil I can take or leave - as he's a poor relation to Spiderman anyway. Still need a half decent actor to play More

Posted by ROTGUT at 16:21 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Marvel vs. DC
L: johnno just out of curiosity, can you not be a fan of both Marvel and DC? You most definitely can be a fan of both Marvel and DC, but (and this could be a gross generalisation), I think, like anything, people naturally have their preferences. Everyone likes ice cream (if you don’t, you may well be evil), but some prefer strawberry whilst others prefer chocolate.   I myself am more of a fan of Marvel. Sure, I’ve picked up DC books now and again (even with my lack of DC know More

Posted by XLogic at 16:21 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Daredevil 2
The first one was great (well the Directors Cut was fantastic as the theatrical release was rather timid, muting the menace of Michael Clark Duncans' Kingpin). Bring it back with Mark Johnson directing (Ghost Rider was dull but he did great with the 1st Daredevil) and LEAVE IT ALONE FILM EXECUTIVES. More

Posted by Taz69 at 16:20 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

I really don't like the idea of the Young X-Men. At all. I hated Evolution, so seeing a film version would just be horrific. More

Posted by deathbat6661 at 16:09 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Reboot or sequel?
For Daredevil you don't need a reboot, just have a sequel to the first without Affleck and different actors, ta-da 2 birds killed with 1 stone. Who wants to see the origin taking up 15-20 minutes of the film again anyway? Just drop the Kingpin & Elektra, bring in Black Widow, the Hand, Luke Cage & Dakota North and you've got a good sequel. 'ol Hornhead is the closest thing to Batman that Marvel has as far as being a street level hero, so with the succes of TDK it's not suprising they'd More

Posted by dano33 at 15:02 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

just out of curiosity, can you not be a fan of both Marvel and DC? More

Posted by johnno at 15:01 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

dare devil reboot
tbh i liked the original - the spin off was shocking! if they are goin to issue another daredevil movie why dont they do a sequal???? More

Posted by cydonia at 14:25 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

More Marvel
Again, being the Marvel fan that I am, it's great to see this momentum when it comes to film adaptations – granted, I'm more interested in the ones that are being produced by Marvel Studios themselves, but, yeah, it's just great to see more characters getting their chance on the big screen.  Must suck being a DC fan at the 'mo.   Anyways, I think what Fox has on the cards is a little hit and miss:   Firstly, a teenaged versions of the X-Men, erm, yeah, not More

Posted by XLogic at 14:19 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Daredevil re-boot
The 1st Daredevil film was a mess (even the Director's Cut was only slightly better), the cheesy humour from Affleck and Colin Farrell's campy performance as Bullseye makes the film very difficult to watch. If they do a re-boot - hopefully the tone will be less "campy" and more serious. They need to hire someone like Paul Greengrass to direct the film. More

Posted by Makman at 14:11 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Reynolds + Deadpool = Awesome More

Posted by Youshouldberunning at 14:11 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

RE: Reynolds? Yes please.
L: brian21 Yes, haven't even seen him as deadpool yet - but come one, he's gonna be awesome! Give him a damn movie alredy! - he's already missed out on the Flash. sp; I know it sucks, he would have been awesome as wally west/flash. More

Posted by Marty5 at 13:58 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Reynolds? Yes please.
Yes, haven't even seen him as deadpool yet - but come one, he's gonna be awesome! Give him a damn movie alredy! - he's already missed out on the Flash. More

Posted by brian21 at 13:39 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Just continue with Dare Devil as is. I liked the Affleck one. As for more spin offs, I'd really like them to make a Cable movie!! More

Posted by Big Red at 13:23 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

So many to choose from?
I would love to see a Deadpool movie, against Ajax. Very brutal but also great dark humour. Also looking forward to Stevenson's version of the Punisher. Enjoyed Jane's version but fingers crossed this new version will be more dark. Marvel aside, I would also like to see a Green Lantern film with Hal Jordan in it. DC have a lot to offer as well. More

Posted by DANGEROSS! at 12:57 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Hulk reboot was great!
it may not have broken box office records, but it was excellent. and i wouldn't mind another Daredevil with Affleck in the lead, i liked him in the first. More

Posted by Hughezy at 12:54 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Move over Fox
These belong to Marvel and should stay with Marvel. Don't bother with another X-men reboot or whatever! When I was readin the bit about doing another x-men movie with a younger cast all I could think of was Generation X. Suffice to say I have this on DVD and have watched it and altho it is very cheesy and rather crap it wasnt bad for a first step for Marvel. It was after all meant for TV than the big screen. Of course it didnt pay off but never mind. Daredevil. Well I would say do a reboot More

Posted by Noelg25 at 12:23 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Hulk didn't work?
If you have read the Bruce Jones run I'm pretty sure as hell it did!? he stuck to the comics (in some cases, frame for frame), got A-list acting and the action was superb? What was wrong with it Empire? Did it not have Bryan Singer or Apatow attached to it? More

Posted by UGonnaBarkAllDayDog? at 11:57 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

I have a dream...
... of a world where 'reboot' is considering as distasteful as the C word. And it's worth saying that the whole 'that's not right, do it again' ethos of reboots is as much a failing of AUDIENCES as it is filmmakers. Not only are the makers of these films lacking imagination, but so are the watchers. They have lost the ability to imagine anything other than franchises as they allow themselves to be spoonfed by the studios output. This includes Empire as well. Imagine a Daredevil sequel, not 'reb More

Posted by Nicky C at 11:46 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Deadpool please
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Posted by sinj at 11:42 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

If you're going to do Daredevil...
..get Nicolaj Coster-Waldau for Matt Murdock/Daredevil. I'd go without Kingpin on screen, say he runs things from prison or something, and have Rob Knepper (T-Bag in Prison Break) as Bullseye and the Hand as villains. Get a decent European actress to play Black Widow and you're sorted. More

Posted by dano33 at 11:29 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

X-men evolution is bollocks Daredevil with Guy Pearce and James Gandolfini as Kingpin would be amazing More

Posted by HoboCop at 11:11 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

I Liked Daredevil
Just make a fucking sequel... Would love to see a Reynolds starring Deadpool movie, too. More

Posted by AboyNamedSue at 11:07 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Are they Thor real?!
What we want are more Spiderman's and X-Men's NOT back-catalogue Marvel stocking-fillers! Patrick Stewart said at Comic Con that he had no involvement with Wolverine and a Magneto film was news to HIM!!? Still, he's busy with David Tennant on stage right now in tights. Wait. There's a thought...! More

Posted by pexxxy1 at 10:49 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Leave it to the pro's
Why do fox have to come in and try and jump in on marvel studios success........ please leave it to the people who know best! More

Posted by timothywmccarthy at 10:47 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

I'm thinking before they even try to make anything halfway decent they need to get rid of the bloke who did the impossible and fucked up the rollercoasting X-franchise with X-Men 3 (pushed for a stupid deadline that forced Singer to walk, hired Rat-ner and forced his own shite agenda on the writers), the useless cunt that is Rothman. Get rid of that stupid, suited fucker and we may get some good shit on the go. More

Posted by jimoakley666 at 10:10 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

The idiots that are Fox
No no and thrice no to X-men reboot, fucking Fox are idiots, these are the guys that cancelled Family Guy and firefly remember?   Their decisions and ideas about whats right are wack man.  I don't mind the spin offs as long as they follow the continuity that has been already set up but don't confuse the poor retarded americans who don't understand. More

Posted by kinge247 at 09:57 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

What happens when they run out of heros?
What happens when they run out of heros? I'll tell you. You do X-men the early years, try and make a bit more money out of a tried and tested idea by doing a reboot and if all else fails you explore a certain characters background (one at a time though that way you get more money!). Imagination? More

Posted by Ricorodrigeuz at 09:51 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Lack of imagination suffers lack of imagination
First of all - I'm all for comic book movies, and think they are awesome. While admittedly some of them have been - for want of a better word - pants, what irritates me more than the idea of '-re-booting' or flogging of franchises, is the fact that, with some of the most creative, imaginative and extensive source material available, invariably these films fail to even come close to exploiting the possibilities. While I accept that, to an extent, Hollywood is trying to keep things 'real' and 'acc More

Posted by eccentric_man at 09:32 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

....'Reboot' is surely the word that will sum up 2008/2009. Every film that seems to be announced lately is followed by that word. :( What about a reboot of the 'Dark Knight' though....?? More

Posted by Seamie at 09:30 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

y another 're-boot'?????????
Why does everything need re-booting, in certain cases where the franchise has no where else to go i agree. But i also enjoyed Daredevil, no it wasn't a 'dark knight' but give it a strong writing team and a director who won't bow to the yes men and this still a viable franchise. What next? more prequels? Oh and love the deadpool movie idea! More

Posted by gareth_082 at 09:18 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

your fucking idiots. Why bother doing an x men film without wolverine? well aside from there being a huge back catalogue of characters and stories that could be turned into films. That said, i'd be more than happy if they just scrapped X3 and made a new x flick as if 3 had never happened. More

Posted by clarkkent at 09:15 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

Hmm, Not Sure.
Well I liked DareDevil, Colin Farrell easily stole the screen off Ben Affleck who was weak as the comic book hero. I'm looking forward to the Woverine spin-off, Ryan Reynolds will be excellent as a super hero because he has that kind of cockiness about him and without doubt, be noticed more. But then again, I'm not sure about the reboot of DareDevil and spin-offs. It just depends. More

Posted by joanna likes films at 09:13 on 10 September 2008 | Report This Post

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