Fox currently has just over two months to start production on their Untitled Daredevil Reboot, before the rights revert back to Marvel Studios. Fox is in talks with director Joe Carnahan to helm this reboot, and the studio may be able to strike a deal with Marvel for a production extension.
Fox has until October 10 to start production on the Untitled Daredevil Reboot. However, Marvel and Fox have been discussing a deal that would give Fox an extension on the October 10 deadline, in exchange for the rights to certain characters from the Fantastic Four world, including the villain Galactus and The Silver Surfer. Fox has the rights to Fantastic Four and all of its characters, for a new reboot from Chronicle director Josh Trank. It isn't known how Marvel plans to use these characters, although it is possible they could show up in their Guardians of the Galaxy movie.
Insiders reveal that talks will resume later this week for this intriguing character-swapping deal. There has been no official offer made to Joe Carnahan yet, although sources claim he is Fox's top choice. David Slade was previously attached to direct, although he recently dropped out. We reported in April that David James Kelly is the latest writer to take a crack at the script.