Après la fin de la trilogie Batman de Nolan, cela semblait être le projet le plus prometteur : Daredevil vu par le réalisateur Joe Carnahan (A-Team, The Grey). Mais le la Fox perdant les droits très prochainement et faute d’une prolongation accordée par Marvel, le film ne fera pas.
Carnahan s’est expliqué lors d’une interview radio sur cette annulation :
I was brought in pretty late in the game, and my take probably didn’t help matters since they had an existing script. But I just thought that if you were going to do it, this was the way to go. This is the way that intrigued me… It was initially something I passed on because Christopher Nolan had done
such a lovely job with Batman and unless you’re going to go after that trilogy, then that’s how you have to think. You can’t out-hurdle that, then what’s the point of trying? So it set the bar extraordinarily high, and I thought ‘Well, if we’re going to do this, let’s have a discussion about Hell’s Kitchen, and how it was really Hell’s Kitchen in the 70s,” so that got me really excited. But as I mentioned, the clock ticking and this kind of October drop-dead date, it wasn’t tenable. And having gone down this road in the past when you’re trying to write something and shoot it at the same time is disastrous, and I think you’d need an adequate amount of time to put that script together in the right way. My brother [Matthew Michael Carnahan (The Kingdom)] was interested in writing it with me, so we’ll see.
Mais Carnahan nous a aussi fait un magnifique cadeau, il a mis en ligne sa note d’intention vidéo, un montage qu’il avait soumis aux exécutifs de la Fox pour leur montrer la tonalité du film qu’il avait en tête.