Mission: Impossible – Fallout has become a huge breakout hit for Christopher McQuarrie, as the director seemingly has made one of the best studio action films in the last couple of years and with that success, of course, chatter of tackling comic book IP in the future comes up in interviews.
ScreenRant was able to ask Christopher McQuarrie about the potential of making Man of Steel 2 and Green Lantern Corps., two films he had been rumored to be in the mix to direct (although, not confirmed).
First, asking about a desire to make the Superman sequel.
“To me, I’m interested in a good story. That’s really what it is. I mean, when Man of Steel came up, it was because somebody had asked me, did I want to work with Henry again? Which I would in a second. I go through the door that opens.“
They then asked him about working with Tom Cruise in the Green Lantern movie.
“You know, I got to say, Tom and I have never talked about it. We always kind of talk about what we’re working on or what we’re talking about working on next. I think, again, I think if you show them a good story, I think if you showed him a really emotional story, I don’t think, you know, it’s, I can never predict. I can never predict what it is he’s going to be drawn to.“
As far as we know, Man of Steel 2 is without an official screenwriter or release date. Making it slightly unlikely it’ll make that projected 2020 release mentioned by the studio years back. Not having a script isn’t the only current hiccup, as there is some behind the scenes rumblings that Henry Cavill hasn’t reached a new contract agreement with Warner Bros.
Green Lantern Corps. seemingly is a stronger position to move forward very soon as Justin Rhodes (RoboCop Returns, Terminator 6, Masters of The Universe) is currently writing the new draft of the script and has a projected release set for July 24th, 2020. The issue here is that McQuarrie likes to write the movies he directs.
I personally see McQuarrie being the best fit for Man of Steel 2 after watching Fallout and could make Earthbound threats a little more grounded.
SOURCE: SCREEN RANT