Despite the declining audience, it has to be admitted that superhero movies still dominate Hollywood. We can see big studios competing to make superhero-themed movies, like Warner Bros. with DCU, Disney with MCU, and Sony with SSU. Because they make huge chests of money, it’s only natural that they continue to make these movies. Despite making a lot of money, there are some directors who refuse to direct a superhero movie, in this case a DC movie. Who are the directors who refused to direct a DC movie? Check it out below!
Geeks still remember the movie. green lanterns which was released in 2011? The film, starring Ryan Reynolds, was considered a failure, both by critics and by the general public. Having failed miserably, Warner Bros. then canceled two more sequels they had lined up. Well, before Martin Campbell was lined up as a director, it turned out that there was a big name who almost became the director of this movie. This is Quentin Tarantino, who previously successfully worked on the iconic movie Kill Bill. Reportedly, Warner Bros once offered Tarantino to direct the Green Lantern movie, but Tarantino turned the offer down because the script was deemed unappealing. In fact, he is a director who likes to read superhero comics.
In 2017, Warner Bros. and DC Studios worked on the Wonder Woman movie starring Gal Gadot. The film was a huge success and received positive reviews. The success of the film could not be separated from the cold hands of Patty Jenkins, who signed up as a director, with a script by Allan Heinberg. Before Jenkins was cast as director, it turned out that Michelle MacLaren had already been offered a job on the Wonder Woman movie. MacLaren also agreed and participated in the development of the film. But MacLaren decided to leave and refused to continue making films due to creative differences.
Do geeks still remember the 4 Superman movies starring Christopher Reeve? These films were released between the 1970s and 1980s. But his last film, Superman IV: The Quest for Peace, flopped miserably, both in terms of revenue and quality. The film was directed by Sidney J. Furie. But geeks, before Sidney was lined up as director, there was actually another name on target to direct the movie, namely Wes Craven. But in the middle of the development of his film, Craven decided to leave because his vision was not in line with the producers and the lead actor, Reeve. So he finally refused to continue making his film and left.
Guillermo del Toro
It seems that everyone knows about this director. Del Toro is a director who has worked successfully on big movies like Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water and many more. Interestingly, Guillermo del Toro was on the Warner Bros. radar to direct the movie Man of Steel, which was released in 2013. Del Toro was invited by David S. Goyer (who was producing Man of Steel at the time) to direct Man of Steel. of Steel. But unfortunately, del Toro turned down the offer to direct Man of Steel because he had to work on the film adaptation of On the Mountain of Madness first. And after turning down an offer to direct Man of Steel, the At the Mountain of Madness movie was also cancelled.
Before Richard Donner was cast as the director of the DC Superman movie (1978), producer Alexander Salkind was looking at another famous director, Steven Spielberg. Although at that time Steven Spielberg’s career was not long, he was already quite famous. But when Salkind offered him the job, Spielberg turned him down because he had to work on Close Encounters of the Third Kind. So before taking aim at Spielberg, Salkind first saw the success of the Jaws movie that Spielberg directed. And after the hit Jaws, Salkind was eyeing Spielberg, though Spielberg ultimately turned down the offer.
Those are some geeky directors who refused to direct DC movies. Even if they are willing to direct DC movies, their popularity will likely rise even further. Among these directors, who is your favorite geek?