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Joe Carnahan’s ‘Daredevil’ Reel For The Movie That Will Not Be

Twentieth Century Fox has been trying hard to maintain the rights to the Daredevil film property in order to avoid returning the rights to Marvel Studios in October. If Fox does not have a new film in production stages in October, the rights go back to Marvel, and this seems to be the case. Director Joe Carnahan was on board to reboot Daredevil as a gritty, 70s style thriller. Unfortunately, the project has been shut down. Taking to Twitter, Carnahan posted that the project “went up in smoke.”

But, Carnahan released the pitch reel he put together for his re-envisioning of the hero. The short clip shows a darker world for Daredevil that uses Robert De Niro’s voice for King Pin in order to show the 70s crime world. Watch the NC-17 version of Carnahan’s Daredevil below.



  • Radicalex

    Oh damn! As someone who was a fan of the Ben Affleck Daredevil movie (the Director’s Cut, of course), I can see this being pretty amazing given the gritty vibe and the sense that the Kingpin would hurt and kill people Matt cares about. It’s too bad this ain’t gonna happen.

    Also, it was weird seeing footage from the Affleck Daredevil in here, but I understand he needed to piece stuff together to make this.

    • Lonmonster

      Would have loved to see Kingpin in this style. Hopefully Marvel will do the character justice.

  • Daredevil is hands down my all time favorite Marvel character. That version of the film needs to be made and should have been when the Affleck version happened. I enjoyed that version to an extent; Jennifer Garner is the most glaring mistake, Colin Farrell would have torn up Bullseye if they gave him anything to do, everything else is up and down, but mostly good. Affleck did a very good job as Matt/DD, even compelling at times. I’m keeping the faith that a truly kick ass Daredevil will someday make it to the big screen.

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