Watch: What Joe Carnahan's Daredevil Would Have Looked Like
Joe Carnahanís Daredevil saga took an interesting turn Tuesday evening. Days after the director revealed via Twitter that his planned version of the gritty comic book hero had stalled at Fox, Carnahan returned to the social media tool with two sizzle reels of footage he had pieced together to explain his approach to the material. Carnahan promised to share the clips on YouTube if he could reach 6,000 Twitter followers. It only took a few minutes.
ďThe deed is done. Here they come,Ē Carnahan Tweeted.
There are two clips. One is NC-17, while the other is PG-13. They use comic-book panels, footage from 1970s dramas, Robert De Niro voice over and some fight-sequence footage from Mark Steven Johnsonís Daredevil feature. The action in Carnahanís clip is set in Hellís Kitchen in 1973, and they establish Wilson Fisk, aka The Kingpin, as Matt Murdockís rival. (As it should be.) Check the clips out below.
Here are Carnahanís clips. First, the NC-17 one, with blood and guts:
And the PG-13 version, with more comic-book paneling, and less violence:
Granted, these are visual blueprints, and far from a finished product. But itís pretty clear from these clips that Carnahan understood the bleak current running through Marvelís Daredevil books, and he likely would have been able to translate them to the screen. Yet, as we posted earlier, Fox appears ready to let the rights to the Man Without Fear return to Marvel in October, meaning someone else likely will be telling a Daredevil story on screen in a distant future.
What do you think of Carnahanís approach to the material?
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