Daredevil Reboot Confirmed, David Scarpa Writing New Script
Another day, another reboot. Hero Complex has confirmed that Fox / New Regency is moving forward with a Daredevil reboot, hiring screenwriter David Scarpa (The Last Castle, The Day the Earth Stood Still) to work on a new script. No director has been named yet nor have they started casting, so there's not much to go on yet. But they do say this: "Those familiar with the reboot say that the new project would give Scarpa latitude to reinterpret plot points and character nuance." I'm glad he's changing it up a bit, maybe we'll get a better movie this time? I didn't hate the first Daredevil, but it's one of my least favorite superhero movies.
We've been hearing rumors about a Daredevil reboot for a few years. It was recently mentioned in a Variety piece last September and we also wrote a big story following Comic-Con way back in 2008 about how Frank Miller wants Jason Statham to be Daredevil. If I can throw my $.02 in, I suggest Kevin Smith for director on this one (thanks to a tip on Twitter). I don't know how much freedom he'd have working on this, but I know he'd do a good job with the character. I just wish this was back in the hands of Marvel Studios and not Fox. Until we hear more about this, I've got to ask: Is anyone excited about a new Daredevil reboot?