Joe Carnahan Reflects On Planned DAREDEVIL Trilogy And How NEMESIS "F*cks With The Genre"

Before the rights to Daredevil reverted back to Marvel Studios, The Grey director Joe Carnahan was attached to direct a reboot for Twentieth Century Fox. Here, he discusses both that, and his take on Mark Millar and Steve McNiven's Nemesis. Is it still happening? Read on for details!

After refusing to trade Fantastic Four characters Silver Surfer and Galactus to Marvel for Daredevil, Twentieth Century Fox had to let the rights revert for the Man Without Fear back in 2012. Just before that happened, Joe Carnahan was attached to direct a reboot of the franchise, and as we already known from the sizzle reel which found its way online shortly after, his take on the iconic Marvel character would have been very unique and clearly Frank Miller inspired. As it turns out, the filmmaker had plans for Daredevil across three movies in three different time periods.

"What people don’t realize about the DD project is that the producers of the film, got to me very late. They had a script that I read and I thought that while the action was wonderful, the story didn’t really have any additional bite. There was nothing I suggested a trilogy as follows. ‘Daredevil ‘73’ ‘Daredevil ‘79’ and ‘Daredevil ‘85’ where I was going to do a kind of ‘cultural libretto’ and make the music of those eras a kind of thematic arc . So the first one would be Classic Rock, the second one would be Punk Rock and the third film would be ‘New Wave.’ The problem was, the option was almost set to lapse so we made an eleventh hour bid to Marvel to retain the rights for a bit longer so I could rework the script. Unfortunately, it just didn’t happen. Marvel wanted the rights back. I don’t blame them."

Daredevil has of course now found a home at Netflix with The Cabin in the Woods and Sinister Six writer and director attached. As for another comic book movie which may be in Carnahan's future, he provided an update on Nemesis which doesn't exactly clear up whether or not we'll see the violent Mark Millar and Steve McNiven series brought to the big screen.

"I think the biggest challenge with Nemesis is that it’s just a motherf***er of screenplay in that it pushes a lot of buttons and does things that both expand and violate the traditional mores of the ‘comic book adaptation’ and that’s a scary conceit when The Dark Knight is considered the socio-political lynchpin of that particular universe. I think Nemesis f**ks with the genre in such a thumb-in-the-eye fashion that it might simply be something for another time and place. It’s incredibly topical and remains infuriatingly so. I chalk it up to another really wonderful script that my brother and I wrote that simply may be too smart-assed for its own good. My brother and I took our real inspiration from Nemesis in the fact that only one character, the bad guy, wore a costume. From their it deviates from the source material in a number of ways but what remains alive and well is Millar’s simmering disdain for the status quo and the relentless violence that characterizes the graphic novel."

So, while the screenplay is indeed completed, it doesn't sound as if we're going to see it anytime soon. The comic book series was incredibly popular, and with Carnahan seemingly conforming that the villain does wear the suit in his take, it's extremely frustrating to think Nemesis hasn't been given the green light based on these comments! What do you guys think?
Mark Steven Johnson Recounts DAREDEVIL And Marvel's Involvement

Mark Steven Johnson Recounts DAREDEVIL And Marvel's Involvement

ZATANNA Movie Writer Emerald Fennell Has Finished Writing NEMESIS Screenplay According To Mark Millar
Recommended For You:

ZATANNA Movie Writer Emerald Fennell Has Finished Writing NEMESIS Screenplay According To Mark Millar

DISCLAIMER: This post was submitted by a user who has agreed to our Terms of Service and Community Guidelines. As a user-generated content platform, Comic Book Movie and Best Little Sites LLC is protected under the DMCA... [MORE]
ZATANNA Movie Writer Emerald Fennell Has Finished Writing NEMESIS Screenplay According To Mark Millar
A Nemesis movie has been in the works for what feels like forever, and Mark Millar has now confirmed that Promising Young Woman director Emerald Fennell has finished penning the screenplay for the project.
Mark Millar's NEMESIS Lands PROJECT POWER Directors, But Doesn't Sound Overly Comic Accurate
Nemesis has been in development hell for what feels like forever, but the Mark Millar comic book is finally moving forward at Warner Bros. with a pair of directors...and a very different premise!
The Big Screen Adaptation Of Mark Millar's NEMESIS May Finally Be Moving Forward
It's been stuck in development hell for what feels like forever but a new report points to Nemesis finally coming to the big screen in the very near future. Hit the jump for the latest we have on the film.
5 Awesome MILLARWORLD Adaptations Most Likely To Debut On Netflix
It was revealed yesterday that Netflix has acquired Mark Millar's "Millarworld" and that they'll be bringing his work to the online streaming service. Here are the five adaptation we think are on the way!
NEMESIS Is Finally Happening As Warner Bros. Put It Into Active Development
Nemesis has seemingly been stuck in development hell for years now, but after being stuck in limbo at 20th Century Fox, Warner Bros. have now acquired the Mark Millar/Steve McNiven series and put it into active development. Who's directing? Hit the jump for further details...

The Best Little Sites Network (BLS)

Action Movie and TV News -
Anime News, Trailers & More -
Superhero News, Videos, Rumors & More -
Horror News -
Video Game News, Reviews, Trailers & More -
Sci-Fi and Fantasy News, Videos, Rumors & More -
Cartoon and Animated Film News, Videos, Rumors & More -
Professional Wrestling News, Videos, Rumors & More -