Ridley Scott has made some pretty incredible films over the years, and he has played around with the horror and sci-fi genres. He has yet to direct a comic book movie, though, and it doesn’t look like it will ever happen. "Why?" You ask. Because apparently it’s too hard for him to do.
In a recent interview with IGN, the director explained,
"I've had a lot of opportunities and I tend not to do that. They're the hardest single thing to write. Taking a comic strip character is very hard to write. Because comics are meant to work in one page, to work in frames with minimalistic dialogue. And a lot of it is left to the imagination of the reader. To do that in film you've got to be a little more explanatory. And that requires a good screenplay and good dialogue."
That just seems like a weird response for me to hear from this talented filmmaker. I wouldn’t have thought that any of that stuff would be an issue for him, but apparently it is. It doesn’t seem to be a problem for Joss Whedon or any of the other filmmakers involved with the Marvel films.
I say if it's the "the single hardest thing to write," he should take on the challenge. What superhero would you want to see Scott take on?