Twentieth Century Fox has announced February 14, 2003 as the new release date for DAREDEVIL, the next comics-to-film epic. Moving the debut from January to February to take advantage of opening over the four-day (U.S.) Presidents' Day holiday, the studio can only be hoping to grab the record-breaking box office that other comics-inspired superhero (SPIDER-MAN) has been spinning over the past few weeks. DAREDEVIL stars Ben Affleck in the title role, a blind vigilante with ultra-heightened other senses and incredible acrobatic abilities. "Audiences have demonstrated a tremendous appetite for comic superheroes in the last couple of years," commented Fox vice chairman Bob Harper. "We are very excited about unveiling the next big Marvel superhero on the first big holiday of the year." Let's hope superhero fever continues, as 2003 looks chock full of comics-to-film debuts. DAREDEVIL will be followed by Marvel pals the X-Men in the sequel X2 (May 2, 2003) and THE HULK on June 20, 2003. Rumors of BATMAN: YEAR ONE for a 2003 release are still in the air, although the film has yet to be greenlit.
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