As we reported yesterday, it was thought by many that Fox and Marvel had entered negotiations to swap the film rights to certain Fantastic Four characters (Galactus, Silver Surfer, and others) in exchange for an extension on Daredevil, whose film rights expire in October.
According to Deadline, however, these reports have been denied by sources at Fox. The site says the studio is much more passionate about keeping the Fantastic Four alive at their studio than Daredevil, so they will be keeping all the characters that come with that package. They also add that Fox is considering just waiting out the rights clock on Daredevil and letting it go back to Marvel and Disney.
Recently, director David Slade stepped off Daredevil and reports have come in that The Grey director Joe Carnahan has gone to the studio with a take on the character.