In Movie Sequels No One Wants News, The Hollywood Reporter says that 20th Century Fox is readying a sequel to Daredevil, the 2003 film that starred Ben Affleck as Daredevil, his future wife Jennifer Garner as Elektra, Colin Farrell as Bullseye, and Michael Clarke Duncan as Kingpin.
Time must have been running out for them to make another film without losing the rights to the characters. Fox isn't doing this because the first one was such a hit, it only grossed $179 million dollars off of a production budget of almost $80 million,
Fox is in the very, very early stages with the as yet untitled sequel. It doesn't even have a writer yet. What it does have is David Slade who is currently "in talks" to direct the film. David Slade — who is NOT David Spade, as I first thought when I saw the headline — directed 30 Days of Night and Twilight: Eclipse and is a veteran music video (they still have those?) director.
The Hollywood Reporter points out that Ben Affleck is not involved in the sequel talks.