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Given how many superheroes there are haunting the pages of old comic books, there's practically no need to invent new characters to star in movies. And given the possibility for rebooting movie franchises that weren't so successful the first time around, there's literally limitless opportunities to make comic book movies based on pre-existing characters. Hey, if Batman did it after the abysmal mid-90s, and Hulk did it after its first go-round, why not Daredevil?

IESB.net somehow managed to sit down for a chat with studio mogul Tim Rothman, who's the co-chair of 20th Century Fox. He said a new take on Daredevil, presumably without Ben Affleck, is something they're "thinking very seriously about."

While Rothman admitted that The Incredible Hulk is an example of how this tactic can work, he was more eager to make comparisons to Batman Begins- I mean, who wouldn't? "If you really do it right the audience will give you a second chance. That it is possible. And I think that you see that when they did Batman Begins, the first Nolan movie, that you can have made some mistakes along the way or movies that the audience wasn't that crazy about and then given the proper amount of time and the right creative vision behind it, you can, to use your word, reboot."

Rothman really has the right idea when he talks about Nolan, saying that a Daredevil reboot would need "a director, honestly, who has a genuine vision. What we wouldn't do is just do it for the sake of doing it. Right? What we try to do is to get a creative engine for it, that really had a great vision for it, that's what we would look for."

It's clear, in this post-Dark Knight era, that the generic superhero movie won't pass muster anymore. There are only so many Christopher Nolans in the world, but Rothman is right; if he can find an equivalent to take the character of Daredevil where it needs to go, the character really could manage a renaissance.