As the X-Universe continues to expand outward, characters deeper in the roster have gotten a chance to shine. Sure, Wolverine, Cyclops, Jean Grey and Professor X were pretty much a given from the start, but who’d have thought we’d see a cinematic appearance from Negasonic Teenage Warhead in our lifetime? A Gambit solo movie has been milling around development hell for months, the New Mutant film has been gradually amassing cast members, and today brings a major update to the progress on yet another tangential X-project, the rough-and-tumble X-Force. Today, the project gained a writer, and of course it’s a fanboy-familiar name.
This weekend Marvel fans across the world were able to binge watch and enjoy all of Daredevil Season 2 on Netflix. It was another solid season of Marvel television, and, with the introductions of Punisher and Elektra, an impressive step forward for the show as a whole. But, it almost never happened. Back in 2012, 20th Century Fox was scrambling to get a feature film version of Daredevil into production before the rights reverted back to Marvel. Though Marvel did get the rights back, Fox almost moved forward on a film that could’ve done for The Man Without Fear what Deadpool did for The Merc With a Mouth.
Mark Millar’s stylish and violent graphic novels have proven to be ripe source material for film adaptations, from Kick-Ass to Kingsman: The Secret Service, but there’s one project that’s had a tougher time getting off the ground. Nemesis was initially set up at 20th Century Fox with Tony Scott attached to direct, but following the director’s untimely death, the property entered development limbo — until now.
If reports are to be believed, Marvel has declined 20th Century Fox's request for an extension of its Daredevil movie license, meaning that that the mooted 1970s reboot of the franchise directed by The A-Team's Joe Carnahan will likely never happen...