Talking at recent press junket for Thor: The Dark World in London, Marvel Studios head honcho Kevin Feige has also been discussing plans for the development of two more of Marvel’s cult characters now that the rights for Daredevil and The Punisher have been reverted back to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Feige told Bleeding Cool they’re still figuring out how to proceed with these properties:
We’re trying to figure out what to do with Daredevil now. Punisher could show up at one point. You know, once we get characters back into the Marvel fold we don’t want to do something right away, we want to do the smart thing at the smart time.
Daredevil was a Fox production that starred Ben Affleck, while Dolph Lundgren portrayed the Punisher in 1989 with mixed results. The second darker and grittier Punisher version starring Thomas Jane was released in theaters 2004 and was hugely underrated. On the other side, the 2003 Daredevil film made a profit, but it was reviled.
The studio is obviously eager to do something with two of the biggest characters they have reacquired recently, but it’s just a matter of waiting for the right time to reintroduce them. Now we know that Marvel Studios definitely haven’t forgotten about them.
Would you like to see Doctor Strange and Black Panther get slots in Phase Three or you’d rather enjoy Phase Two than looking ahead to 2016?