Back in the mists of time, circa 2012 to be exact, there was a studio called 20th Century Fox
that owned the rights to a considerable number of Marvel Comics
characters such as the X-Men
and the Fantastic Four
. One of the Marvel superheroes Fox also owned was Daredevil, a.k.a. blind lawyer Matt Murdock
, who donned a demonic costume at night and terrorized the unsavory denizens of New York’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood with his enhanced other senses and ferocious fighting techniques.
As fans know, Fox attempted a movie based around Daredevil
in 2003, starring Ben Affleck
as the title character, Jennifer Garner
as his love interest/sometime ally Elektra and Colin Farrell
as his nemesis Bullseye. That movie didn’t go so well, either with fans or critics.
But some eight or nine years later, with the rights collecting dust and finally about to revert back to