One of the stupider bits of speculation last week was the potential casting candidates for 20th Century Fox’s upcoming reboot of the “Daredevil” franchise which “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse” director David Slade recently signed on to direct.
The reports indicated that Robert Pattinson (“Twilight”), Garrett Hedlund (“Tron: Legacy”) and Bradley Cooper (“The Hangover”) were all under consideration. It’s a report that Pattinson himself quickly shot down, telling MTV News over the weekend “No, I don’t know where that came from at all.”
Meanwhile Slade, whose immediate next project is “The Last Voyage of Demeter”, has not only been linked with this project but both Fox’s planned “Deadpool” and “The Wolverine” film adaptations. Over the weekend he posted a bunch of updates on each via his Twitter account, specifying where each project currently stands.
In regards to “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.”
He says “there have been no discussions” about “The Wolverine” and he seems as curious as everyone else to see what will happen with it. As for “Deadpool”, he “was never engaged in the (quite fantastic) script, last I heard studio was looking at comedy directors. None of my business.”
Finally In regards to ‘Demeter’, he says “Noomi Rapace and Ben Kingsley want to do it, so do I.”