More Daredevil Coming Soon, Says Marvel Studio Chief

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As part of the massive press launch for Thor: The Dark World, Marvel Studios co-president Kevin Feige appeared on Empire Magazine's Done in 60 Seconds livestream, in which he took a number of fan questions.

Most of the information was really nothing new (although you can see the full 20-minute interview below if you're interested to hunt through it for something we missed) but, as spotted by CBM, Feige did address the question of what the studio planned to do with Daredevil.

"Daredevil is back at Marvel, and there are lots of talented people figuring out what to do with him next. We love Daredevil, there are amazing stories -- the Bendis run over 5 or 6 years, running into a Brubaker run was amazing. All sorts of things before that era we could use -- so I think you can bet on seeing SOMETHING from Daredevil in the not to distant future."

When talking about long runs like that instead of singling out stories, it certainly seems that the studio is looking to the property in a way that could lean toward TV rather than film--something that might work well with the general tone set by Joe Carnahan's planned Daredevil film (done in the style of a Scorcese-type '70s action film, gritty and dark and a bit more like Arrow than Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.). After all, anything done on the big screen would have to work a little more seamlessly with the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy franchises.

Even with a mere 45% score on Rotten Tomatoes, indicating mostly bad reviews, 2003's Ben Affleck-starring Daredevil film generated more than $175 million worldwide. On a budget of $78 million and after a massive marketing push, that's been considered one of the biggest superhero flops in recent memory...but reducing the budget and shifting the budget from big stars and effects to action sequences and production value is a strategy that's long been discussed as a potential formula for success.