Back in 2003, Ben Affleck donned some red tights and became Matt Murdock – better known to comic fans as 'Daredevil.' Comic movies weren't quite as popular as they are now, but 'Daredevil' did respectable business at the box office, breaking the 100 million dollar mark. Stories about "The Man Without Fear" might have turned into a feature film franchise if Fox hadn't tried to create a spin-off series with 'Elektra.' That film didn't come close to the 100 mil mark – it lost money – and more importantly, its ties to 'Daredevil' basically killed the idea of doing a sequel.

That was practically 5 years ago, and in Hollywood time passes in something approximating dog years. With superhero flicks still doing healthy business at the box office, Fox has decided it's time to bring 'Daredevil' back into the fold. The only problem is Ben Affleck has no desire to return to the role. No problem – they can just reboot it!

Director David Slade, who's helmed the vampire film '30 Days of Night' and teen vampire romance 'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' was hired to bring the saga of Matt Murdock to life for a new generation. That's immediately inspired speculation that 'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson may don Daredevil's skintight red suit. Cue fanboy howling now.
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