It’s amazing how Hollywood works these days, especially when it comes to the world of superhero and comic book-related film projects. Sometimes these movies get made and turn into some of the biggest franchises ever seen, while others don’t do so well and are considered failures. Either way — whether it be Spider-Man or The Incredible Hulk — studios don’t seem to have the slightest issue with throwing franchises or entire $100-$150 million films in the trash, and starting anew…just like that.
One of the titles that we’ve heard was up for a possible reboot, was Daredevil. Along with Elektra, many fans weren’t pleased with how the franchise was shaping up, so Fox seemed ready and willing to give it another go with new faces. This move is now confirmed, and according to Deadline Hollywood, they have also hired David Scarpa to pen the script for the do-over.
Daredevil tells the story of a blind man who develops incredible abilities using his other senses, and uses those gifts to fight crime and evil. The original movie starred Ben Affleck as the sight-less hero, and it made $179 million in worldwide box office. This is a tiny number compared to Avatar‘s 2 or so BILLION-dollar take so far, but considering it only cost $78 million to make, it has to be considered something of a success.
Scarpa is a relatively new name, but has done a couple of known titles. He first penned The Last Castle in 2001, and then wrote The Day the Earth Stood Still in 2008. No writing, directing, editing, makeup, or any other type of movie jobs in or around those two. No word on why the 7-year departure, but Daredevil does look to be his next offering to us.
Can a Daredevil reboot work, and what needs to happen to ensure overall success this time around? Can Jon Favreau come back?