Hey, remember that horrible—just horrible—Daredevil film adaptation that was released a few years ago with Ben Affleck? No? Well, I promise you, it existed (though you may have just sealed your eyes shut to miss its face-melting horrors, Radars of the Lost Ark-style; I was not so lucky). Well guess what? The sequel that no one was clamoring for is now being written! Huzzah!
The Hollywood Report has it that David Slade, director of Hard Candy, 30 Days of Night, and The Twilight Saga: Eclipse, is set to direct, and that the film will follow the comic book series’ Born Again storyline, “which saw the Kingpin of Crime learn the identity of the superhero and begin to systematically destroy his life” and “is aiming to make a movie that continues the story begun by the 2003 Ben Affleck movie.”
The film is being made by 20th Century Fox and Regency. No writer has been selected at this point, but it is known that Ben Affleck will not be returning as the blind guy in red tights who beats people with his walking cane (funny, I know this elderly gentleman who lives on my block and does the same exact thing, but it’s just sad when he does it). So, there you go—truly, this will be the most anticipated unnecessary sequel to a horrible comic book adaption adaptation since Fantastic Four: Jessica Alba Wears Tight Things While We Run A Franchise Into The Ground With A Naked Silver Guy.
What do you think of a new Daredevil film?