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The Fantastic Four Movie Has a Director, the Daredevil Movie Does Not, and the Rust Movie Does

Written by Royal Nonesuch on Thursday, July 12 2012 and posted in News with Benefits
The Fantastic Four Movie Has a Director, the Daredevil Movie Does Not, and the Rust Movie Does

While the Fantastic Four can move forward, Daredevil will have to wait for a bit, and Rust is ready to go.

Source: Comic-Con: Fox Sets Reboots Of ‘Fantastic Four’, ‘Daredevil’ (Minus David Slade), Puts Joe Cornish On ‘Rust’

The fine folks at Deadline are reporting that 20th Century Fox, which in addition to the X-Men line of Marvel movies also holds the rights to the Fantastic Four and Daredevil, is trying to get those other two properties going with their reboots already.  If they don't move quickly, the rights to those franchises, which have served the studio so well in the past, go right back to Marvel.  They're also working hard on Rust, Royden Lepp's pretty damn good graphic novel published by Archaia.  Rust has Attack the Block director Joe Cornish attached, so we now have high hopes for that one. 

So Fox has made the announcement that Josh Trank, who scored a hit (?) with last year's found footage superpowers movie Chronicle, will be rebooting Marvel's first family, utilizing "a new cast."  Apparently, Trank is in pretty high demand in Hollywood, so his being attached to Fantastic Four means full speed ahead on that film. 

Things aren't going so well for Daredevil, though.  He's going to have to wait a while before he can go back to the big screen, since 30 Days of Night director David Slade is going to be directing episodes of NBC's upcoming Hannibal series.  This means ol' hornhead doesn't have a director.  If Fox doesn't get its shit together on Daredevil soon, Marvel gets it back and can do the reboot its own damn self. 

Deadline has a few words about the fact that The Wolverine and X-Men: First Class 2: Still Firstin' are well on their way.

Written or Contributed by: Royal Nonesuch

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