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Slade Talks Daredevil & More

David Slade Tweets about Daredevil and upcoming Comic movies.

By Jarrod Sarafin     March 21, 2011
Source: David Slade's Twitter

Director David Slade on the set of 30 DAYS OF NIGHT(2007).
© Columbia Pictures

Just a few days after officially being confirmed as the director for Fox's reboot of Daredevil, David Slade (30 Days of Night, The Twilight Saga: Eclipse) has unleashed a few comments on the project and other high-profile comic movies via his Twitter page.

From sounding off with his early thoughts on tackling the next Daredevil to his thoughts on The Wolverine now that Darren Aronofsky has exited the project to the development hell-sitting Deadpool movie, you can check it out below.

On Daredevil:

"So without breaking confidentiality, yes Daredevil, we have a great outline for a very strong character driven take on Mr Matt Murdock. It will bare no relation to the previous Daredevil movie in any way. We are at early planning stages and have not yet discussed any cast."

On The Wolverine sans Aronofsky:

"WOLVERINE, there have been no discussions about this project to date. Interesting to see what will happen with that as the again excellent script by Chris McQuarrie was set largely in Japan."

On Deadpool:

"Love DEADPOOL, was never engaged in the (quite fantastic) script, last I heard studio was looking at comedy directors. None of my business."

Slade also confirms that he's interested in doing the Dracula spin-off tale, The Last Voyage of the Demeter, a project he's been set to helm before jumping on board Fox's comic movie.

Sound off below.




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Wiseguy 3/21/2011 7:07:51 AM

I guess that debunks the rumor from THR that DD was going to be a continuation of the first film. Would like to know if it'll be a new story or based on a comic book arc

I wouldn't be surprised if Fox were to try to get Slade to take over The Wolverine as deadline suggested. He was supposedly one of the frontrunners before Aronofsky and Wolverine is further along it appears

Comedy directors for Deadpool? can't say I'm all that surprised afterall the character basically is a comedy, a dark comedy with lots of action. How about James Gunn, Kinka Usher or Peter Stebbings, all have experience in the superhero dark comedy genre 

SarcasticCaveman 3/21/2011 8:40:02 AM

 If they want to go with a comedy director, they should check into David Gordon Green.  I realize Deadpool isn't a pot comedy, but the guy does a good job of mixing comedy with action and violence.

krathwardroid 3/21/2011 8:40:25 AM

If they include Elektra this time, can they get an actress that actually has the look and attitude? Jennifer Garner was not Elektra. Apart from that, I hope it surpasses the 2003 film.

I'm not all that concerned about The Wolverine at the moment. And as for Deadpool, I expect all kinds of whacky shit from that character, so whatever they do, I am sure it will be just fine.

creamygnome 3/21/2011 8:49:26 AM

Paul Verhoeven should direct Deadpool.  That's all.

OmegaDean 3/21/2011 9:23:51 AM

I'd like to see my boys over at Broken Lizard do Deadpool. 

As far as Wolverine is concerned Meh!!!

But Daredevil would be nice if they got a real leading man to play Matt Murdock.  Get some one along the lines of a Daniel Craig actor.  That would be amazing to see someone with some acting chops as well as action chops in the role. We'd have an amazing DD film and I also agree about Elektra.  As much as I like Jennifer Garner... no Elextra was she.

SarcasticCaveman 3/21/2011 9:44:52 AM

 I don't know about Paul Verhoeven...sure, there's Robocop and Starship Troopers, but the last thing of his I saw was Hollow Man...ugh.

SarcasticCaveman 3/21/2011 9:46:49 AM

 OmegaDean, not sure about Deadpool, but I would LOVE to see the Broken Lizard guys take on the superhero genre as they have the buddy cop genre and the slasher genre.  I actually love all their movies thus far.  I just wouldn't want to limit them with established characters.  Good call though.

violator14 3/21/2011 10:39:23 AM

U know, my hate for Fox knows no bounds. Seriously still no real movement on Deadpool!?!? EEEEGGAAADDSS!!!! I could care less about anything else under Fox, but I really really really wanna see a well done Deadpool movie. And F U ryan reynolds for prioritizing that shitty looking Green Lantern over Deadpool... DAMN YOU!!! U are full of crap!!!! haha

Btw OmegaDean-I think that Daniel Craig as Daredevil would be quite interesting. Only thing for me is that he looks a bit old, but I could get over that.

jfdavis 3/21/2011 12:03:30 PM

Sure, Jennifer Garner doesn't look Greek but neither really does Jennifer Anniston and she actually IS Greek. (OK, she definitely looks more Greek than Garner...) I'm an 8th Greek myself and never really thought I looked it but if you go to a Greek Festival, guaranteed you will see me.  (Or Harry Potter. Same diff...)  I suggest Maria Menounos for Elektra. Perhaps an obvious choice but who wouldn't want to see her in red?

Daniel Craig is a good baseline for Murdock. I'm not sure he IS too old. I mean DD is one of the "more elder statesmen" that even Spider-man looks up to.  Another thought: Michael Shanks.   (With these casting choices, this'll be the lowest budget superhero film since David Hasselhoff's Nick Fury movie...)

jerichoraine 3/21/2011 1:25:46 PM

Definitely Verhoeven!  That guy can direct comedy like nobody's business!  Take Showgirls for example...

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