Marvel and Fox Not Swapping the Rights for DAREDEVIL in Exchange for Galactus and Silver Surfer?

     August 7, 2012

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Yesterday, we reported on the interesting possibility of Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox possibly trading comic book characters for the benefit of both studios.  In short, Fox’s rights to Daredevil are set to expire on October 10th unless the movie goes into production before then (which is highly unlikely to happen).  Marvel would extend Fox’s rights to the character, if Fox allowed Marvel to use Galactus and Silver Surfer from the Fantastic Four universe.  It would be a neat trade, and hopefully open the door for Marvel being able to use some of the characters they licensed off before the studio could develop movies independently.

However, Deadline is now reporting that this trade is far from a reality.  Hit the jump for more.

According to Deadline, sources are “strenuously” denying the possibility of such a trade.   Deadline adds that such a trade wouldn’t make much sense from Fox’s side since “Fantastic Four is a big priority and the studio would be crazy to give away a cornerstone villain it could use now or down the line. Especially when the studio is very lukewarm about rebooting Daredevil.”  The only talks currently happening are for Marvel to co-finance Daredevil, and I’m not sure what the benefit for that would be from Marvel’s side if they don’t get to use the character independently after Fox’s reboot.

Galactus and Silver Surfer are definitely a big giveaway, and Fox has never signaled any intention to cross Daredevil into the Fantastic Four universe.  If Daredevil lapses into the Marvel stable of characters, so be it.  I’ll just be happy if both franchises use their characters well.  With director Josh Trank (Chronicle) and screenwriter Jeremy Slater attached to Fantastic Four, and Joe Carnahan (The Grey) circling Daredevil, both movies could be terrific.

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