Remember Daredevil, the 2003 film that put Ben Affleck in the scarlet suit in hopes of launching a franchise in the footsteps of the previous year's Spider-Man? That lackluster movie seemed to sink those hopes instead, but according to Nikki Finke over at deadline.com, Marvel's blind superhero will get a chance on the big screen again after all.
David Scarpa, who has already scripted one reboot—The Day the Earth Stood Still—will be writing the screenplay for the new Daredevil film, which will be released by New Regency and produced by former News Corp. president Peter Chernin.
Why is this all happening now? It all comes down to a case of—use it or lose it. Any Hollywood studios with Marvel superheros need to keep bringing those characters to the screen or else the rights will revert back to Disney-based Marvel.
So what do you think? Are you up for another Daredevil flick?