'Daredevil' Reboot Hires New Writer


Well, it's not a casting announcement, but it's a start!

Fox's planned "Daredevil" reboot has slowed down a bit in recent months, with director David Slade going so far as to publicly state that "there is no update" on the project just yet. Well, now there is an update: according to Deadline, writer David James Kelly has been hired to take another pass at the "Daredevil" script.

It's long been reported that Slade's "Daredevil" reboot would take much of its cues from Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli's "Born Again" story arc, wherein The Kingpin learns Daredevil's true identity and uses that information to cut to Matt Murdock's core. As it stands, that story seems in place, even with Kelly's impending rewrite.

Between the announcement of Kelly's hiring and Tom Rothman's recent confirmation that Josh Trank is developing "Fantastic Four" for the studio, it appears that Fox is going all in on their superhero properties. Weird timing, considering Marvel heroes aren't popular at all right now

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