Robert Pattinson Up for 'Daredevil'?

Director David Slade's pitch is said to be a 'close cousin' to other superhero reboots such as 'Batman Begins'.
Robert Pattinson is Daredevil?
Robert Pattinson is Daredevil?
After the news surfaced that David Slade is directing the Untitled Daredevil Reboot, talk has now turned to who will star as Matt Murdock. There is speculation that Robert Pattinson may be in talks for the lead role.

David Slade directed Robert Pattinson in The Twilight Saga: Eclipse last year, and it seems there is "some kind of talk" about Robert Pattinson reuniting with the director for Daredevil. Robert Pattinson is currently shooting his last movie as the vampire Edward Cullen, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2.

The Untitled Daredevil Reboot is said to be a "close cousin" to other superhero reboots. Here's what an inside source recently had to say about David Slade's pitch for the reboot.

"It's a bit (like) Batman Begins. The bad guy will learn who Daredevil really is and tries to destroy him - but not via the usual methods."


Of course, none of this has been confirmed by the studio as of yet. The Untitled Daredevil Reboot will certainly be a hot commodity and we'll have to wait and see what actors start to circle the project.

Daredevil is in development .



Sources: Moviehole

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Comments (79)

  1. Corey W.

    If I saw this article when it was posted back a year ago I would have laughed my ass off. Now that I've seen Pattinson in movies such as Water for Elephants, Bel Ami, and the trailer for Cosmpolois....I wouldn't be so upset if this happened. He's a good actor in my opinion.

    2 years agoby @coreyFlag

  2. Ryan Moran

    ii would say no but i think they should give it to him and get him away from f*cking twilight and make him more a man then a shinny vampire

    3 years agoby @nightwing18Flag

  3. Worth5Bucks

    it depends on how he does in water for elephants

    3 years agoby @mattbierwagenFlag

  4. Charles DeMar

    I'm a huge HUGE Daredevil fan and I'm not feeling this guy as him. Maybe because he comes off as a girly man in Twilight. I just want to see the other choices. Man, I just wished Marvel got back full movie rights to Daredevil.

    3 years agoby @nemesissisFlag

  5. Raprapandrada

    hell to the no...

    3 years agoby @raprapandradaFlag

  6. Josh

    Ugh...not Bradley Cooper.

    3 years agoby @shuabertFlag

  7. Xenon

    I hate rumors

    3 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  8. Nautical

    No Gawd please no!!!!!

    3 years agoby @nautical05Flag

  9. Andrew Thompson

    and nathan jones as kingpin!

    3 years agoby @andrew-thompsonFlag

  10. SPetnAZ

    Michael C. Hall for Matt Murdock!

    3 years agoby @spetnazFlag

  11. TheMime

    F*cken, stupid rumors...........

    3 years agoby @themimeFlag

  12. Daniel Bristol

    the only choice is Michael C. Hall

    3 years agoby @daniel-bristolFlag

  13. ejk1

    No one told me this article was here, so I left my thoughts on the Aronofsky leaving Wolverine article. Suffice it to say, I am not a fan of Pattinson getting this role. At all.

    3 years agoby @ejk1Flag

  14. Joker926

    If Guy Pierce was Matt Murdock and someone like Luc Besson or Aronofsky was a director I'd run outside in my birthday suit laughing hysterically like Jack Nicholson. Honest to god truth.

    3 years agoby @joker926Flag

  15. Kinetic

    Bradley Cooper FTW!!!!

    3 years agoby @KineticFlag

  16. the Narrator

    It's not a question of whether or not he's a good actor. Pattinson has proved himself in several indie roles, and we need not argue about his Twilight role, as we all know he has pretty much nothing to work with.

    That's not the problem. What IS the problem, is the fact that he doesn't embody Matt Murdock AT ALL, much less Daredevil. While great actors adapt to their roles, I think we all know that Tony Stark wouldn't be the popular character he is today without Downey Jr's natural embodiment of the character. The role of Daredevil, and more-so Matt Murdock, needs an actor that's both similar to Murdocks characteristics, and able to embody his emotional output. Pattinson is NOT Daredevil. Period.

    Give me Pearce, or give me... yeah, just give me Pearce.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  17. Smitty-werbenjagermanjensen

    i can see bradley cooper in the role better

    3 years agoby @Smitty-werbenjagermanjensenFlag

  18. Summit10

    do you want to be beaten by a club :) hmmm!!!

    3 years agoby @summit10Flag

  19. Bane5000

    @joker926...yeah man, thats a shame he left, Wolverine wouldve been awesome under his guidance, but Fox doesnt know what they lost and just see it as " ok hes gone, well just get someone else to step in", and Fox is underhanded, how so u say? heres what was said as to how they kept the rights of DD with them for 7 years instead of reverting it back to Marvel Studios...

    " Fox retained "Daredevil" rights by keeping the project in development over the years; had it not, rights would've reverted to Marvel Studios, which Disney acquired for $4 billion in 2009. Same goes for "Fantastic Four," for which Fox is eyeing new installments"

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  20. the Narrator

    He's a talented actor, with the right material. However, he's not suited for this role. He's both too young, and unfit for the role of Murdock as he doesn't have any likeness to the character at all. Pearce, or someone as appealing.

    3 years agoby @narratorFlag

  21. Joker926

    Yeah, Cooper wouldn't be a bad choice; at least he can act. >.> I just hope this just spills over and stops as quickly as Aronofsky did for Wolverine 2. Which I'm very sorry to hear about. :(

    3 years agoby @joker926Flag

  22. Dan

    @bane5000 Yep, read that on other sites. Hopefully Cooper pans out, out of those 3.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  23. Bane5000

    Its also being said that Bradley Cooper and Garett Hedlund are being rumored around for the role as well

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  24. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    @joker926 You read my mind on the whole Twilight fans point. But until I see Water for Elephants, I can't really yet rip Rob or this article a new one

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  25. Bane5000

    lol...uhhh yah, nooooo ;]

    3 years agoby @bane5000Flag

  26. Joker926

    Let me put this delicately: rumors will only stay rumors without the Big Marvel Stamp. We so far heard of a new Daredevil reboot coming into play, and so for a couple of years now; so the fact that a Slade Daredevil movie maybe possible. That being said, I will say I hope that it's only rumor.

    Twilight Fans will probably be screaming their cute little heads off right now to the thought, but let's be honest: not one Twilight fan on these boards and my knowledge, has probably ever read a Daredevil comic book, seen the movie that I honestly thoroughly enjoyed and still stand up for, or has the capacity to determine if this is a good choice or know what a good film is exactly. Too all Twilight fans out there who think this is the MOST AMAZING CHOICES MARVEL'S MADE YET, or believe, THIS IS AWESOME, I'll gladly smirk and tell every single one of you that you're all full of sh*t.

    I can understand why they mean to reboot a movie like Spiderman after the third film (Webb has all of my blessings) and even restart Daredevil to make a more vast improvement. But if Marvel or which ever cinema production credits this idea of David Slade and Robert Pattinson creating a comic book hero I've loved since childhood, I'll gladly brush this off my shoulders and move along my business. I won't even take another glance of photos, news, trailers, any of the sort; I won't have morons in the movie business waste my time with this kind of crap, and gladly dedicate my life to only reading/watching DC movies and comics.

    As an angry nerd, I'll give them hell and boycott the F*CK out of this film.

    3 years agoby @joker926Flag

  27. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Guess Water for Elephants will have to convince me.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  28. Chris

    the three people who gave this a thumbs up are twilight fans and I'll watch the Ben Affleck one before this one if that guy is staring in it

    3 years agoby @unknown21Flag

  29. MovieManiac

    If they plan on doing right this time, then Fox should not go with Pattinson. They need a more mature actor. But then again, It is Fox. They always find a way to f*ck up almost everything.

    3 years agoby @moviemaniac66Flag

  30. Dan

    ... eh ok... I'll reserve judgment til I see Water for Elephants. From that movie, I'll judge whether he'd make a good DD.

    3 years agoby @dan1Flag

  31. ElMasChingon

    this is retarded.. i dont like robert pattinson, his acting is too automatic... like a effing robot.. no big no no

    3 years agoby @elmaschingonFlag

  32. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    If it's a sequels as a few users are saying, then why not bring back Ben and have him direct it? He proved he's a great director (The Town). He deserves a second chance at the character

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  33. Kinetic BlueStreak

    KEEP THIS UGLY F_TARD AWAY FROM MY DAREDEVIL......!!!!!

    3 years agoby @Kinetic-BlueStreakFlag

  34. Waseem Abbas Burfat

    nice chose Robert Pattinson rocking

    3 years agoby @wabburfatFlag

  35. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Sure ...cast him why don't ya. Bring in the grand female audience that don't know sh*t about the comic book or the name of the hero.

    3 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  36. J.P.

    IT'S NOT A REMAKE OR REBOOT!!!! ITS A SEQUEL!!!!!

    3 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag

  37. JasonKat

    imagin if ben came back for the role but in a reboot, and also directed this film? man that would b awsome. !!!

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  38. Buriblazing

    no please

    3 years agoby @buriblazingFlag

  39. RojoDiablo

    I figured they would go for a younger guy but I just don't see this young guy being as good a DD as Ben was.

    3 years agoby @rojodiabloFlag

  40. CelluloidDreams

    ROFL!! I guess Robert Pattinson needs the paycheck...?!!??!!!

    ...and why would anyone want to remake a film from 2003 already written and directed by Mark Steven Johnson!?!? Hollywood is losing their marbles!

    Also in 2005, an R-rated director's cut of the film was released, incorporating approximately thirty minutes back into the film, including an entire sub-plot involving a character played by Coolio.

    3 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  41. JasonKat

    BAD IDEA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STR8-TO-DVD 4.99 LOL

    3 years agoby @jasonkatFlag

  42. K.Guy

    WHAT DID I TELL YOU PEOPLE!!! Remakes nowadays are getting out of hand!

    3 years agoby @kguyFlag

  43. The First Avenger: JohnnyBlaze

    Cripesan i thought Ben Affleck was a bad choice 4 the role.... wait Allfeck was a bad choice 4 the role.Good thing DD is blind hahahahahaha

    3 years agoby @johnnyblazetb82Flag

  44. Gandoff

    Well I was going to say.. ARE YOU Fn KIDDINE ME???!!!??? But since this is nothing more then a rumor. I will say,, Nah... Dont see this happening..

    3 years agoby @gandoffFlag

  45. skywise

    Rumors....and bad ones at that. I doubt he will be daredevil. That is among the most rediculous news i've heard in months.

    3 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  46. Xenon

    He's not that bad an actor but I agree that Robert shouldn't be in this at all. I would rather see Chris Pine in this film.

    3 years agoby @xenon56Flag

  47. Renegades

    I have no problem with Robert Pattinson, but "being rumored" to play Daredevil is not good

    3 years agoby @renegadesFlag

  48. epic_movie_goer

    NOOO! PLEASE GOD! NO! NO! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    3 years agoby @epic-movie-goerFlag

  49. J.P.

    @shuabert Slade himself bever said it was a close cousin to other reboots. Slade only said it was similar to Batman Begins in that someone know the main characters identity and seeks to destroy him.

    3 years agoby @jptheredskullFlag