10.03.08 10 years ago 27 Comments

IESB recently did an interview with Fox head Tom Rothman (yes, the same Fox that made Space Chimps), and they asked him what he thought of the Daredevil franchise.  You’ll never guess what he said:

Tom Rothman: A Daredevil, to use your words, reboot, is something we are thinking very seriously about.
I think that the thing the Hulk showed… is that… if you really do it right, the audience will give you a second chance. …And I think that you see that when they did Batman Begins …you can [make] some mistakes along the way or movies that the audience wasn’t that crazy about [but] then given the proper amount of time and the right creative vision behind it, you can, to use your word, reboot.
IESB: And Iron Man proved that a second tier hero done right can make lots of money.
TR: Correct, but these are good properties [Daredevil and Elektra, the Marvel properties whose rights are still owned by Fox] and I am actually encouraged by both the Hulk experience and particularly by what they did with Batman, after the relative disappointment of what the last Batman was [1990’s incarnations]. [Source]

Batman works because his superpower is hiding behind stuff and beating people up.  Iron Man works because he has rocket arms.  Daredevil… is a blind lawyer.  Even his name makes no sense.  I watched part of the first Daredevil when it was on cable once, and it was as good as you’d expect from a movie where Colin Farrell has a bullseye on his forehead and throws toothpicks at people. In related news, sex with me is often called “the Hulk experience.”

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