According to Variety, Marvel Studios is offering 20th Century Fox a deal to extends its Daredevil movie rights past an Oct. 10 production deadline in exchange for use of characters from Fantastic Four, another property set up at the studio.

According to the report, Fox is in discussion with director Joe Carnahan for its reboot of the Daredevil property. In order to keep the rights to the character, the studio must start production by the Oct. 10 deadline.


Marvel is eyeing cosmic characters connected to the Fantastic Four franchise, including Galactus and Silver Surfer. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will continue to take a cosmic approach spinning from The Avengers and continuing into Guardians of the Galaxy.


A Fantastic Four reboot is also being developed at Fox, with Chronicle’s Josh Trank attached.


Marvel representatives did not respond to inquiries about the report.



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