While speaking with Newsarama on Monday during the Iron Man 3 press junket, Marvel Studios president of production Kevin Feige revealed that the live-action film rights to Daredevil have reverted back to Marvel Studios.
Fox released the only live-action Daredevil film, starring Ben Affleck, back in 2003 and launched a somewhat successful Electra spin-off starring Jennifer Garner in 2005.
Fans may remember the countdown late last year when 20th Century Fox had until October 10th to begin production on a film before the rights returned to Marvel. The countdown expired without Fox moving forward and Feige’s recent comment is the first real confirmation that the Daredevil film rights are firmly back under Marvel control.
The question is now whether or not Marvel will bring Matt Murdock into the The Avengers cinematic universe?