Daredevil has been a Fox reboot target since 2008, and according to Deadline Hollywood, they’re finally making real moves- David Scarpa (The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Last castle) has been hired to script the remake.

The superhero genre is moving into a strange age- we’ve clearly crested the peak of the superhero “renaissance” of the ’00s, but another wave is coming. It used to be the most oft-heard criticism of Hollywood that the blockbuster output was nothing but sequels and superheros, but now that the reboot has become the new sequel, we are seeing a strangely disturbing (or at least disappointing) mix of the two.

As Marvel’s slate of superhero films heats up and starts making its way to the screen (along with other strong, non-Marvel fresh faces like Green Lantern) studios (especially Fox and Sony) will be itching to reinvigorate their aging franchises. They’ll also be required to tap these properties before the rights start defaulting.

This is how you end up with a ground-floor restart of the fucking Spider-Man mega-franchise, and a new attempt at a blind, law-practicing superhero cinematically associated with Ben Affleck. At the same time.

Strange days ahead.


When it rains, it’s like there’s a rooftop on the MESSAGE BOARD. Each raindrop
makes a sound the first time it falls on a surface. Just then, it’s
like I… it’s like I can see again. And I… I just wanna… I just
wanna see you.