James Gunn shared his opinion of the current state of the superhero genre recently. From those comments it did not seem that he was interested in taking on directing another superhero film. That is not the case, during a recent interview with LatinoReview, Gunn was asked if he would direct a superhero film and if so which one would he do. He responded with a yes ("yeah"), and talked about the possibility of him taking on a future Marvel Studios project.
Here is what he had to say about the possibility of him directing a film:
"Yeah, I mean there's a lot of things that I would like to do and I've even talked to people about it. I've had discussions with Marvel, even from the beginning of the career. I remember being offered to write 'Fantastic Four' ten years ago or some that I didn't do. If something inspired me I would.
"A lot of things I'm attracted to may not be may not be the most popular superheroes in the world and so it's just a matter of finding the right project. But I would do it if it was something that inspired me. You never know, some morning I could wake up with an idea in my head for anything and it could be a western, a comedy, a superhero movie, a melodrama and that's what will take me over for that day.
"I don't think my next movie is going to be an ultra-low budget movie like 'Super,' but I don't think -- I love doing it, I'm happy I did it, but if I do it again for another year I think it might kill me. So I think I'm going to do something with a little bit of a bigger budget, more of an entertaining pop-show and that's what I plan on doing next."
So which superhero film's would make Gunn's list? The list of films he would be interested in doing include, The Wolverine, Ant-Man (being written by Edgar Wright) and the Fantastic Four reboot (supposed early development). That is rather funny, seeing as how I listed Gunn as a possible replacement for Darren Aronofsky in my post at NapiersNews.
The list prompted LatinoReview to respond by asking if Gunn would ever direct Deadpool since David Slade recently tweeted that he's not doing the project. Here is what Gunn had to say in response:
LOVE Deadpool, was never engaged in the (quite fantastic) script, last I heard studio was looking at comedy directors. None of my business.
I personally would like to see him take on The Wolverine or Ant-Man. What are your thoughts?