What prestige director would you love to see do a superhero movie?

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  • Daniel Montgomery
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    #191570

    A lot of big-budget movies these days have been drawing talent from the standout indie crowd. Then you’ve got Kenneth Branagh who did “Thor” and Ava DuVernay who was in the running for “Black Panther.”

    Personally, my enthusiasm for superhero movies has waned, not because they can’t be taken seriously as art but because there’s a sameness about them as they keep getting cranked out on the assembly line. I’d LOVE to see a major filmmaker given the reins of a superhero movie — and actually given the reins, not just doing work-for-hire for a big studio monolith. I want to see the next great Christopher Nolan/”Dark Knight” kind of match of director and material. Who could it be?

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    Cheshire
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    #191572

    I’m 100% sure, this will never happen.
    Darren Aronofsky 
    David Fincher 
    James Cameron
    Richard Linklater
    Kathryn Bigelow
    Alfonso Cuaron
     

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    #191573

    I’m 100% sure, this will never happen.
    Darren Aronofsky 
    David Fincher 
    James Cameron
    Richard Linklater
    Kathryn Bigelow
    Alfonso Cuaron

    Wow, I didn’t think of it, but a Darren Aronofsky superhero movie might just be the best thing ever. He’s good at the personal (“Westler”), the surreal (“Black Swan”), and even big action set pieces (“Noah”). Maybe someone could offer him a low-stakes, lower-profile superhero with a mid-size budget and see what he whips up with it.

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    Andrew Eng
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    #191574

    Darren Aronofsky was hired to do 2013’s “The Wolverine”, which was as low-stakes and intimate as you’re ever going to get from an X-Men film. For once, the world didn’t need to be saved, but Wolverine himself did. But Aronofsky dropped out and was replaced by James Mangold, who did a fine job and is returning for the sequel; coincidentally, that film will be Hugh Jackman’s last time playing the title character. 

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    manakamana
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    #191575

    Aronofsky actually had a draft of a Batman idea before Nolan for Clint Eastwood as an ageing Batman. Very him. 

    I wouldn’t want any of my favorite directors involved in that though, personally. I’m sure some of them can pull it off, but I’d just be skeptical that they can get out of a trap that chokes their creative control. 

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    babypook
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    #191576

    Well, if we want to see an extremely depressed, sociopathic or disturbed and suicidal Super Hero, we could prevail upon either Lars von Trier or Michael Haneke to do one….

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    TomHardys
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    #191577

    Ava DuVernay was going to direct Black Panther but she dropped out… Shame. Since Captain Marvel is such a feminism icon and Emily Blunt is in talks to play her, I’d say I’d love to see Kathryn Bigelow direct her/the movie.

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    Evergreen
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    #191578
    1. Tom Hooper
    2. Todd Haynes
    3. Woody Allen
    4. Stephen Frears
    5. Terrence Malick
    6. David O. Russell using Lawrence, Cooper, and Deniro
    7. Quentin Tarantino
    8. Benh Zeitlin
    9. Michael Hanake
    10. Jean marc Vallee
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    DamianWayne
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    #191579

    Paul Thomas Anderson. The guy pretty much flat out told people who complain about them to get a life. He’d be a great fit for Inhumans.

    And since Ava isn’t doing BP, how about Ryan Coogler? He’s not much of a prestige director, but I imagine he will be soon enough.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    #191580

    I guess it’s too late for Alexander Payne to direct Batman vs. Superman and have it just be them sharing a heartfelt discussion about loss and grieving while driving through Kansas on the anniversary of Jonathan Kent’s death. Maybe that could be the sequel?

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Alfonso Cuaron
     

    So I guess Birdman doesn’t count then?

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    FilmGuy619
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    Duncan Jones. He already has proven his eye for sci-fi with Source Code and he didn’t land Man of Steel so he should definitely be given a shot at larger scale films. Darren Aronofsky would also be interesting. He came pretty close to directing The Wolverine and while he would’ve been an out of the box choice, I appreciate how he isn’t trying to rest on his laurels. Alfonso Cuaron would be great, though! 

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    Cheshire
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    #191583

    [quote=”TinoPecchia”]

    Alfonso Cuaron

    So I guess Birdman doesn’t count then?
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    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu did Birdman. 

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    ETPhoneHome
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    [quote=”Tischeo”]

    [quote=”TinoPecchia”]

    Alfonso Cuaron

    So I guess Birdman doesn’t count then?
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    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu did Birdman. 
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    I’m just saying that from your list, he’s the most likely candidate. I know Inarritu did Birdman, and Del Toro did Hellboy, and since all three have gone pretty mainstream in general, I could imagine Cuaron following suit.

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    Cheshire
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    [quote=”TinoPecchia”]

    [quote=”Tischeo”]

    [quote=”TinoPecchia”]

    Alfonso Cuaron

    So I guess Birdman doesn’t count then?
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    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu did Birdman. 
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    I’m just saying that from your list, he’s the most likely candidate. I know Inarritu did Birdman, and Del Toro did Hellboy, and since all three have gone pretty mainstream in general, I could imagine Cuaron following suit.
    [/quote]

    I’m sorry for the misunderstanding, and after Gravity it’s kind of surprising not to see him be up for upcoming DC movies. 

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