Statham Out Of “Daredevil” Due To Leak?

Yesterday’s rumor about Jason Statham has been followed up by another today, one that takes the opposite stance to that first rumor.

Bloody Disgusting reports that Jason Statham was indeed in negotiations to play Bullseye in the second season of Marvel and Netflix’s “Daredevil” as was rumored yesterday. However, and despite an overwhelmingly positive response from fans, yesterday’s leak has apparently ended the deal.

The site says Statham: “was legitimately in heavy negotiations for the role and the leak killed it. Perhaps his agent saw the positive uproar and instantly upped the actor’s asking fee? Perhaps the studio spotted the same excited reaction and preemptively killed the deal out of fear of Statham’s management going for more money? Who knows. The bottom line is that yesterday the Crank star was at the top of the list and deep in negotiations and today Marvel has moved on to other pastures.”

“Daredevil” is slated to begin production on its second season later this Summer.