Daredevil, The Punisher, Blade, Ghost Rider
Every now and then, one of the characters Marvel previously licensed to another studio returns to the fold. Unfortunately, it’s usually because the studio let the property lapse due to fan disinterest.
So Marvel Studios hasn’t been particularly eager to hustle more of these battered titles back into production.
“So Punisher, Ghost Rider, … Blade, all those characters are back,” Feige told EW. “They all have potential, but I think we need to find the right time.”
In other words, don’t look at any of these as a priority for Phase Three.
It has been 10 years since Ben Affleck’s screen version of Daredevil, and Fox nearly held on to the property last year when director Joe Carnahan (Narc, The A-Team) pitched a grim, grittier version of the blind superhero. When executives passed, Carnahan released some concept reels suggesting the tone he had wanted for his Daredevil… and the clock slowly ticked down until the rights landed back in Marvel’s lap.
“We’re not going to say, we got it back — make it,” Feige said.
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