February 21, 2024

Director Mark Steven Johnson celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Ben Affleck-led superhero film by looking at a potential sequel.


Director of 2003 Daredevil the film has shared some original plans for a sequel to the film that didn’t make it to the big screen. Mark Steven Johnson he has spoken recently Yahoo! entertainment About the 20th anniversary film. Daredevil the star Ben Affleck Matt Murdock/Daredevil and Jennifer Garner Elektra as Natchios.


Unlike Bryan Singerthe year 2000 X-Men movie or Sam Raimifrom 2002 spider man movie, sequel Daredevil it was never done. Instead, Electra A spin-off film starring Garner was released in 2005. According to Johnson, the results of the spin-off would determine whether there would be one. Daredevil the sequence “I think they would make a plan Electra film and then successfully make another one Daredevil” Johnson said. “I didn’t work Electra movie at all, but that didn’t work, and then it all went away, unfortunately.”

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Johnson also talked about one of the stories he wanted to tell in a sequel. “I know I wanted to do more of Matt’s romance with Karen Page, who played her Ellen Pompeo” Johnson said. Pompeo’s version of Karen makes a brief appearance in the first film in Matt and Foggy Nelson’s office (Jon Favreau) practice law. Karen’s romantic interest in Matt is hinted at when Matt mentions that an invitation to a ball allows her to bring another person with her. Karen Page would later play a more significant role in the Netflix series, in which she played herself Deborah Ann Woll. Karen and Matt (Charlie Cox) also started dating at the beginning of the show’s second season.

Ben Affleck as Matt Murdock and Jennifer Garner as Elektra Natchios in Daredevil (2003).
Image via 20th Century Fox

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Although a Daredevil the sequel was never made, many of the people involved in the film would continue to work in the superhero genre. Johnson later directed the 2007 Marvel film Ghost Riderwho was the protagonist Nicolas Cage. Affleck He would later dress up as Batman in the DC Extended Universe, starting with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in 2016 Affleck will return as Batman in this year’s DCEU film the flash. Colin FarrellWho played Bullseye Daredevilas director he played Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot Matt Reeves‘the movie Batman. Farrell will also play a character in an HBO Max series.

Michael Clarke Duncanwho played the Kingpin/Wilson Fisk, later reprized the role on MTV Spider-Man: The New Animated Serieswho was the protagonist Neil Patrick Harris. Favreau went on to direct the first one Iron Man In 2008, the film that launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He also directed the 2010 sequel Iron Man 2. Favreau also plays the character Happy Hogan in the MCU. Although a Daredevil the sequel was never made, Matt Murdock’s character returned to the big screen in 2021 Spider-Man: No Way HomeCox reprising his role on the Netflix series.

from 2003 Daredevil The movie is currently available to stream on HBO Max. A trailer for the film can be seen below:

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