Fox Considering Daredevil Sequels and a Deadpool Movie

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Last Friday, Variety ran an article about how movie studio Twentieth Century Fox (yes, those same guys again) are looking at a variety of options to boost their company’s profit margins in the summer — i.e. their movies are stinking up the joint, and the dough ain’t coming in like it used to. Of course, putting out craptacular fare like “Meet Dave”, “The Rocker”, and “Babylon A.D.” didn’t help matters. Yeah, an expensive Eddie Murphy movie. That’s exactly what the people wanted to see, Fox. Great thinking there, no wonder you failed to get “Watchmen” made.

As a result, the studio is now looking at a couple of potential superhero titles — a “Deadpool” movie that would spin-off Ryan Reynolds’ appearance in the upcoming “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” movie, and a possible return to “Daredevil”, which was released in 2003 and starred Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner. The film didn’t exactly burn up the box office, but it did decent business, and spawned a spin-off movie for Garner’s Elektra character. That movie, alas, bombed.

Here’s Variety with the highlighted parts (via Joblo, who noticed the interesting parts yesterday):

Though Fox has no plans for a major overhaul, the studio has scheduled a strategy meeting to assess the status of its superheroes, a group sorely missed this summer. On the agenda, Fox will mull the possibility of more “X-Men” spinoffs, including a young-X-Men project as well as “Deadpool,” based on a character played by Ryan Reynolds in “Wolverine.” The studio is even considering reviving the “Daredevil” property.

To be honest with you, I liked “Daredevil” more than most people did. It was really one of Ben Affleck’s better movies, and the guy has had — well, okay, it was probably the only Ben Affleck movie I saw that I didn’t want to punch myself in the face for having lured myself into seeing it in the first place. A return to the world Matt Murdock would be cool. Likewise with the “Deadpool” movie. Who hasn’t wanted to see Ryan Reynolds kick some serious ass as the merc with the mouth since he basically played the same character, minus the red suit, in “Blade: Trinity”?

Bring on more Daredevil and a Deadpool movie. Time to make up for sitting on “Watchmen” for all those years, Fox.

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  • http://facebook.com/ elektrafan

    omg i wold lov a daredevil sequel but only if IT WOULD INVOLVE ELEKTRA cause then it would just be crap, i mean y not give elektra a better chance wita producer from spiderman uh, its not fair i mean if you really look at it spidey is a stupid hero now elektra thts interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ulik

      Yes Elektra is a very awesome character but they protrayed her totally wrong. First of all she is of Greek ethnicity and that part of her should have shown physically and in more in her origins story. Jennifer Gardner is nice looking but nothing about says she’s Greek or Italian or anything mediterranean. When you introduce a character for the first time try to stick to their most iconic costume before you do something else. Elektra is just not Elektra without the signature scarf over her head and the red out fit, with the sash AND THE LEGS SHOWING! The writing for the movie was just awful. I would like to see Elektra done right and a talented unknown Greek or mediterranean actress.

  • http://facebook.com elektrafan

    omg i wold lov a daredevil sequel but only if IT WOULD INVOLVE ELEKTRA cause then it would just be crap, i mean y not give elektra a better chance wita producer from spiderman uh, its not fair i mean if you really look at it spidey is a stupid hero now elektra thts interesting!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • ulik

      Yes Elektra is a very awesome character but they protrayed her totally wrong. First of all she is of Greek ethnicity and that part of her should have shown physically and in more in her origins story. Jennifer Gardner is nice looking but nothing about says she’s Greek or Italian or anything mediterranean. When you introduce a character for the first time try to stick to their most iconic costume before you do something else. Elektra is just not Elektra without the signature scarf over her head and the red out fit, with the sash AND THE LEGS SHOWING! The writing for the movie was just awful. I would like to see Elektra done right and a talented unknown Greek or mediterranean actress.

  • Rey Barrett

    Hi: All who has been a Marvel comics fan are having the time of their life with the characters in live movies…..Why isnt their a sequel to DAREDEVIL

  • Rey Barrett

    Hi: All who has been a Marvel comics fan are having the time of their life with the characters in live movies…..Why isnt their a sequel to DAREDEVIL