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Published On: Tue, Apr 23rd, 2013

Marvel Exec Kevin Feige confirms ‘Daredevil’ ‘movie rights’ under Marvel control now

Marvel Studios appears to have secured the rights to one of their most popular characters, Daredevil.

With 20th Century Fox stumbling after the failed 2003 Daredevil film starring Ben Affleck, the studio couldn’t meet the deadlines and the “movie rights” reverted back to Disney/Marvel Studios.

Projects with director David Slade collapsed as Slade left for TV’s Hannibal and the Joe Carnahan version never seemed to garner support from the studio.

Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige confirmed Tuesday that Marvel now holds to the rights to the character.  (More Below)

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Disney’s influence has already been felt as the desire for Iron Man 3 to feature the alcoholism storylines which are very popular in the comics were dismissed by the studio. Therefore, fans should conclude that the dark, gritty version of Hell’s Kitchen is less likely under the current regime.

A slate of Phase Three films may include some projects like Daredevil, but that would be 2016 at the earliest.

Rumors have swirled for years that they have films based on Doctor Strange and Black Panther in development, and Edgar Wright’s long-in-development Ant-Man only recently got the greenlight as that film will now kick off Phase Three in the latter half of 2015.

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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  1. Marvel Exec Kevin Feige says ‘Daredevil’ and ‘Punisher’ will be awhile - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] Back in April Feige confirmed that Marvel regained rights back from Fox. […]

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