Daredevil Film Rights Back with Marvel Studios
Great news for fans of Marvel Studios and their Cinematic Universe. Daredevil, of which Fox had the rights for, is now back in the hands of Marvel Studios, meaning that we could see Daredevil enter the Cinematic Universe.
The news, confirmed by Kevin Feige at the Iron Man 3 press event, is great news. Back in 1990, before Marvel Studios was an active production company, they sold off the rights to multiple projects which included X-Men, Spiderman and Daredevil. This explains the reboots of X-Men and Spiderman so soon. If Fox and Sony don’t actively produce films based on those IPs, the rights revert back to Marvel. This was the case with Daredevil.
The hope is for Marvel to acquire all of the film rights back to their franchises. Through doing so, they could introduce the regular Avengers team members like Wolverine and Spider-man. The best part? A possible Civil War film.
This is the first step in getting some of those IPs back. My guess? They get the Fantastic 4 and Blade franchises back next.
As for what to do with Daredevil? If it were up to me, I would have kept this a secret and then debuted him on the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV show. That would have got people talking.
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