Wednesday, December 30, 2015

"Taskmaster" Reverted Back to Marvel?

According to the sources of, the live action rights to Marvel Comics villain Taskmaster have reverted back to Marvel Studios.

The issue arose recently when Deadpool director Tim Miller made a comment about which other characters he’d like to see Wade Wilson battle on screen. Here’s the quote cited by the comic site:
"I'd love to see Deadpool fight Batman - no, I'm just kidding, that's not even in the Marvel family! I’d love to see Deadpool go up against Taskmaster who's another Marvel total fuckin’ badass. But if I was to stay inside the Fox family, I would like to see him fight X-23, the female Wolverine. The female clone of Wolverine."
Heroic Hollywood picked up on how Miller's statement about staying "inside the Fox family" with X-23 implies that Taskmaster is not a part of that family. It's an interesting implication because at one point Fox did have the rights to Taskmaster, and tried to develop a live action project for him that never quite got off the ground. As HH pointed out, this would seem to unofficially imply that Taskmaster’s rights are no longer with Fox.'s own sources tell us that this is true, and that the Taskmaster rights reverted to Marvel Studios at the same time as the rights to Daredevil.

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