Director Antoine Fuqua is out on the promotional trail for his new movie The Equalizer 2, starring Denzel Washington again in the role of Robert McCall, the retired agent as he goes on another path of revenge. The question has been posed to Fuqua once or twice already about whether he’s be interested in directing any superhero films (apparently they are all the rage these days), and it sounds like it’s something he would seriously consider going forward.
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Now, the director talking with HeyUGuys has revealed a few more details about his thoughts on the superhero genre. First of all, Fuqua revealed that he was approached by Sony to direct their Morbius movie, which he rejected. The director then goes on to talk about what would need to happen for him to sign on to a comic book property.
“For me it has to be the right one, in the right situation because there’s so much visual effects going on and – ‘Where’s the director in it all?’ I need to understand it because it’s like management…they have a machine, they’ve got people, there’s the design, the whole thing is sketched out.…Is the director doing that? Or is it a hundred other people?”
I can certainly understand his concerns of not wanting to be director of a paint by numbers affair (Sony? *cough*), but the directors working for Marvel right now, seem to be getting plenty of creative control. What about directing something for Marvel? Here is what Fuqua said about this possibility.
“Yeah, I’m having a meeting with Kevin, soon. Just talking in general, you know. I think he’s doing an amazing job it’s an incredible business”.
Interesting, just talking certainly does not give too much away about what kind of movie Fuqua could become linked with. Talking might also never progress farther than just talking, but it appears as if Fuqua is certainly on Kevin Feige’s radar at the moment.
I have to say, I have never seen 2014’s The Equalizer. The main reason for this is that the old TV show on which this movie was based was one of my Wife’s favourite shows when she was younger, and she therefore couldn’t imagine anyone other than Edward Woodward the role of Robert McCall. At some point, I do need to watch it though, as I loved Training Day. I was less keen on The Magnificent Seven, but it was still a watchable movie. I’ve certainly seen enough of his work to know Fuqua is a fine director and would be a great addition for Marvel.
What upcoming Marvel movies do you think Antoine Fuqua would be the right fit to direct if any? Sound off in the comments below.
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