– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Christopher McQuarrie is on top of the world. His latest film, Mission Impossible – Fallout has grossed more than any Mission: Impossible to date, in addition to being perhaps the best-received film in the franchise. So, yeah, things are going pretty good for him. In fact, to many fans, he seems like a natural contender to take on a superhero film, right?

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Well, I wouldn’t hold your breath. While McQuarrie’s tendency to lean on practical effects — and while we’d LOVE to see him take on a comic book movie, he doesn’t seem too keen on it himself. While at a Mission: Impossible Q&A hosted by Collider, he revealed he even turned down a Green Lantern film:

“Chris McQuarrie – ‘I’m not a comic book fan. I’m a storytelling guy.’ He has discussed Green Lantern…. has a version that isn’t comic book canon. Was asked to direct it – said he can’t, ‘There’s no script!’ 😜”

So does this mean McQuarrie wouldn’t be up to doing it in the future? Not necessarily. As McQuarrie has stated in the past, it has less to do with the property and more to do with making a good story about said property. My only thought from this quote is that there was nothing there that excited him as a storyteller.

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SOURCE: Rob Liefeld

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.