It's confusing times at studios Fox and Marvel Comics with the 'Daredevil' franchise reportedly up for grabs. Deadline.com reports that Fox have been warned that if they do not start production on the film by October 10th the rights will revert back to Marvel's new owners Disney and that those chances already look remote after David Slade stepped out as director of the projector after originally being earmarked to take it on.
There are rumors floating about that Fox are attempting to do a deal with Marvel so that they can take back the rights of the villainous character Galactus in order to give Fox a little more time to develop 'Daredevil'. However , Deadline is also reporting that this is unlikely to happen, with Galactus a major part of Fox films 'Fantastic Four' and 'The Silver Surfer'; giving away the rights to the character would cause considerable damage to the studio should they wish to continue with the franchise, his departure leaving a big hole in any future potential plots.
Additionally, it seems that Fox are pretty reluctant about getting 'Daredevil' on the go anyway, and without anything they actually want to trade with Marvel, it looks more than likely that the rights to the film will revert back to Disney after all.