The other day, writer/director Christopher McQuarrie (Mission: Impossible – Fallout) was responding to some questions on Twitter and revealed that he indeed pitched a Man of Steel sequel starring Henry Cavill and was ghosted by Warner Bros. and also did a written proposal for Green Lantern. The provocative tweets were deleted but remained on sites like CinemaBlend that embedded the exchanges.

“Green Lantern was a written proposal. Superman was a pitch.”

“Too complicated to explain. It tied into the Superman movie that Cavill and I were proposing. No takers.”

“They never said no. They just never moved on it. This was just before Fallout was released. And no, I would not reconsider. There are too many other things I want to do.”

“The studios have never cared for my original ideas. They prefer that I fix their broken ones.”

My impression is that these statements weren’t terribly accusatory as much as they reflect disappointment from not getting a response from them and didn’t have a good experience dealing with the folks at Warner Bros. about the DC franchise.

Also, while previously closing the door on superhero movies is now seemingly open to tackling something for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the future. Marvel Studios is certainly open to writer-directors with a vision as Joss Whedon, James Gunn, Ryan Coogler, and Taika Waititi are good examples.

McQuarrie is busy for the foreseeable future as he’s getting ready to shoot Mission: Impossible 7 and Mission: Impossible 8 for Paramount Pictures soon.

I’d personally love to see Christopher tackle projects like Nova (rumored to be in development at the studio), Anthony Mackie’s eventual Captain America movie, Fantastic Four or X-Men, as you’d likely need someone with an eye for action to tackle those projects.


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