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Lazy journalism to get clickbait from outraged fanboys…what in Campion’s filmography would ever lead you to believe she would have any interest in directing a superhero film, especially with how long she takes between films?
What in the filmographies of Zhao, Anna Boden, Patty Jenkins, even Branaugh, etc. predicted their entry in the genre? The answer to why they or anyone would is simple; it’s the basic human condition of wanting your work seen and earning more money.
Yep. It would mean more if she had actually turned down several million to direct a superhero movie. I am sure she is true to her word and that she would pass.
For the record, there are plenty of interesting ideas relevant to humanity that can be and have been explored within the genre.
Zhao apparently is a huge manga fan, the better question is how on earth did she get on Disney’s radar for Eternals based on The Rider?
Although a superhero movie that explores the innate homoeroticism of the genre would be in Campion’s wheelhouse.
I really want this as well, and it needs a naked Keitel as a supervillain.
I guess, but most of those people when they made their superhero pics were youngish in their careers. They weren’t approaching their seventies with a long establish style, tone through their filmography that fails to indicate any interest in superheroes. Also, Branaugh did Wild, Wild West
One of the worst films of that or any year
Barry Sonnefeld directed Wild Wild West.
Branagh’s villain was the only good thing in that awful movie.
That being the case, nothing in her filmography leading you down that path…..why was the question asked in the first place?
Cumberbatch wins Best Actor. He personally asks her to do the next STRANGE movie. Millions offered plus percentage. Done.
This hits the sweet spot
You’ve pinpointed exactly how these things go down. It’s all relationships and money. Campion is a senior citizen so she can probably hold to this but it’s easy enough to see a Pattinson Batman flopping and WB turns over the keys of Batman to Todd Phillips to continue his Joker trilogy and then goes to his old friend Cooper for Bruce Wayne. Then Cooper becomes the next Batman despite trying to avoid on camera superhero movies. Leo can probably avoid it. I suspect Damon will take a big role eventually probably as a villain. Fincher tried for Spider-Man at least and may want a swing. These things pay better than everything else, why would you turn it down if you hit a 5-10 year lull as a director.
Assume you also saw Ridley Scott’s comments this week?
I did – why? Does he owe you money or something? He is a very old man.
What in the fuck are you on about?
Yes — he’s slso a hater.
well he respects reality to not make power fantasies like superheroes
It’s all played out.
Appropos of nothing, Bright Star is great.
will watch thanks
I don’t like any of Campion’s films. She has no sense of humour. I’m not a huge Marvel fan either, but Thor: Ragnarok is a lot more fun than The Piano.
Are you sure you’re okay?
Ragnarok is very funny, but nothing as funny as any time Ruffalo speaks in In The Cut.
I am not a fan of hers either – I find her movies ponderous and dull. I’d rather watch one of the better Marvel movies or an old James Bond movie with Sean Connery or Roger Moore
Hate is too strong. There is nothing there in the superhero movie. Thus, I cannot hate nothing. Better to simply scotch an engagement.
Yes, but there are exceptions: Chris Nolan’s Batman trilogy, Joker, and Sir Kenneth Branagh’s Thor, to name the most obvious ones.
Exceptions to what? Are there any Hungarian superheroes? If not why not? Please use proper spelling
Hello there !
I know of them. Much like I know of Arby’s. I just have to do something else with my time.
You mean The Piano wasn’t a superhero origin story?
It was. The follow-up, The Pianist was where the action really started though. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/81ad3cf32e8182db64f04701255db71edefd035929cbd95068ef5878c146527d.jpg
But to really appreciate the backstory, you have to watch Shoot The Piano Player.
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