Fox Move Forward on Fantastic Four, Backwards on Daredevil

Fantastic Four #39 - Featuring Daredevil

Fantastic Four #40 - Featuring DaredevilWe get one step closer, and possibly one step further away, to that amazing one Marvel cinematic world us geeks dare only dream of. Deadline reports that Fox is moving full-steam ahead with the Fantastic Four reboot, but features a setback with the redo of Daredevil after losing its director.

Chronicle director Josh Trank is now officially directing Fantastic Four, which will follow Fox’s The Wolverine and the X-Men: First Class sequel that have both been put in the rapid pipeline. We’ve heard conflicting rumours about Trank’s involvement, but it now seems settled that his next project will be Fantastic Four. It will feature an entirely new cast, not surprising given that Johnny Storm is now Captain America.

Meanwhile, David Slade has now stepped down from directing Daredevil in favour of the pilot episode of Hannibal. Apparently the script is ready to go, but if the studio doesn’t put a film into production by the US autumn/fall, then the rights revert back to Marvel Studios and Disney. Talks have indicated that the much darker Frank Miller storyline Born Again would form the basis of any future films.

Fox has previously made two films under each franchise, namely Fantastic Four (2005) and Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007), along with Dardevil (2003) and Elektra (2005).