Fox reveals Fantastic Four and Daredevil reboot plans

Josh Trank confirmed to direct the former

20th Century Fox have set fanboy tongues wagging with a pair of new announcements concerning reboots for two of its superhero franchises, Fantastic Fourand Daredevil.

Fantastic Four will be the first of the two to arrive, with Chronicledirector Josh Trank set to begin production on the project after fellow Marvel offerings The Wolverine and X-Men: First Class 2 are up and running. A release date will be revealed in due course.

Meanwhile, the studio is also searching for a new director for the Daredevil reboot after David Slade dropped out of the hotseat. Scheduling problems were to blame for that exit, but a script is reportedly ready to go, with David James Kelly having performed the latest rewrite.

It's exciting news for fans of both properties, with previous big-screen adaptations having fallen somewhere short of expectations. Trank is a particularly encouraging appointment, having shown an aptitude for all things super with his work on Chronicle, which brought a fresh perspective to the usual spandex-clad capering.

No casting has been confirmed as yet, but expect the wheels to begin turning on Fantastic Four now that a director is officially in place. Let the rumours and speculation commence!

Who would you like to see cast in Fantastic Four? And what about a director for Daredevil? Share your suggestions, below!

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    • willow138

      Jul 12th 2012, 11:36

      eeek this is good news. bu to me Evans will always be the human torch

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    • FBJRider

      Jul 12th 2012, 11:42

      They need to collaborate with Marvel Studios for these films. If the past four years have proven anything it's that Marvel films work best when done by Marvel Studios or at least with some input from them. I think one of the problems with FF was it was way too campy, it works in comic book films but not at the level of FF.

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    • SiMan

      Jul 12th 2012, 12:43

      FF is ripe for a new film - but don't see the need to completley reboot. Just re-cast the parts (although still shoe-horn in a cameo of Jessica Alba in her underwear please) and leave out any origins story. It could easily be covered in a quick montage (maybe as a news story) at the beginning and then straight into the new plotline.It could be a great adventure film if done correctly - they could introduce Namor and Atlantis, or the Negative Zone...or both!

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    • ilikescifi

      Jul 12th 2012, 12:48

      Never read DD but love FF. Sue is such a great character on paper but was so restrained on film. Love Evans as torch too.. buttt if I had to pick another torch Taylor Twilight because he has already played something that can turn into something else and he is cut. I've not seen him act tho. I like the early FF stories where they would save an island village from an erupting volcano then go surfing but the expanded universe stories are cool too.

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    • pingpong

      Jul 12th 2012, 17:04

      Good news. They could've done so much more with FF. Especially with Dr. Doom. I thought the one they had was a bit lame. Dr. Doom in the comics was the most menacing villain. In the films he was just some dude with an iron mask. With all the reboots in the making, why don't they take the chance and make a decent Spawn movie.

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    • alexr

      Jul 13th 2012, 15:08

      I have to admit, I really liked the directors cut of Daredevil, and I loved Rise of the Silver Surfer. I would love to see some form of the Galactus story played out across two or three interconnected films. Bang on that the originals were too camp. If the rumour that Sony and Marvel were going to include the Stark Tower and Oscorp Tower in both Avengers and Spider-man, then what is to stop Fox from arranging a similar deal to have the Baxter Building in there too? (That IS supposed to be in New York, right?) If they are going to start building on the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then why not start allowing character crossovers (or at the very least references to other characters) in these movies. Marvel must be able to pull a few strings and tie it all together, with a bit of money (maybe a small percentage of the profits) exchanged in return...! It would make financial sense to cash in on fanboy desire by allowing (for example) Spider-man (or Peter Parker) to appear in the next Avengers or Daredevil movie, in exchange for a small royalty payment. COME ON PEOPLE - SORT IT OUT!

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    • ilikescifi

      Jul 14th 2012, 16:16

      @pingpong Spawn ooooooooooooooooooh cooooooool great idea andd quite left of centre too

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