Kevin Feige Says MARVEL Is Figuring Out What To Do With DAREDEVIL And PUNISHER
Last year the rights for several movie properties like Ghost Rider, Blade, Daredevil, and Punisher reverted back to Marvel Studios after Fox and other studios neglected to get movies going for the various characters. With Marvel‘s string of successful movies, mixed with the fact Daredevil has become very popular again thanks to the current Mark Waid and Chris Samnee run, many fans started to wonder when we’d see Matt Murdock and the other characters make it into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Well Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige recently reiterated the fact the studio is weighing their options.
Bleeding Cool got the chance to chat with Feige about Thor: The Dark World and other movies past, present, and future. To tease their upcoming piece they released one quote from Feige regarding The Man Without Fear and The Punisher. Feige says they’re still trying to figure out when the heroes will appear:
We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don’t want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time.
It’s interesting that Feige specifically says The Punisher “could show up at one point.” That sounds like we could potentially see Frank Castle pop up somewhere else in the Marvel movie verse before we see something like a solo film. Daredevil is something fans are wanting whether it’s a movie or one of those Marvel TV shows that are supposedly in the works. These would obviously be a few years off since Marvel has solid plans in place all the way through Phase 3 in 2015-2017ish. Punisher and Daredevil are two of the biggest characters the studio has reacquired recently and they’re obviously eager to do something with them, but it’s just a matter of waiting for the right time to reintroduce them. What do you think? Do you hope Marvel‘s timing is sooner rather than later?
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Source : Bleeding Cool