Time for another quick news update, one in which there are two things to report. First of all, it seems that work on Fox’s upcoming Daredevil movie is progressing. The Hollywood reporter (and other sources) noted that Fringe writer Brad Caleb Cane has been attached to the project as writer. It also seems that the story will be based, at least in part, on Frank Miller’s and David Mazzucchelli’s classic arc Born Again.
While I’m a huge fan of Born Again, I hope the team will be able to get past such hurdles as being unable to – within the scope of a single movie – establish the history between Daredevil and the Kingpin (as well as that between Matt and Karen). It certainly could work, but I think it requires being less than literal when it comes to the source material and focusing more on channeling the spirit of the story.
A bigger story, for the more immediate future, is that we’ll be seeing Daredevil join the New Avengers in September (and that Daredevil: End of Days is supposedly coming out at the end of the year). I’m hoping for good things with this one, but I haven’t been enjoying Bendis’s New Avengers in its latest incarnation (and dropped it from my pull list), in part because I don’t like magic in my comics. If Bendis can keep it street level (and find a role for Daredevil that doesn’t require a fantastic exaggeration of Matt’s senses), I’m totally game, but I have to admit that I have my reservations. Please drop a comment encouraging me to change my mind. Read more about this in USA Today!