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‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ Director Open to Direct DC Films Based on ‘Superman’ or ‘Green Lantern’

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Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarie has indicated that he may be interested in doing DC Films projects with the agents of the IMF in tow (specifically, another Superman movie with Henry Cavill or Green Lantern Corps with Tom Cruise as Hal Jordan). The director notes that the DC movies would have to have the right kind of stories for him to be interested.


ScreenRant asked the director about the possibility of handling another standalone Superman movie, which Henry Cavill has consistently been pushing for, and has tried talking McQuarrie into getting in the director’s chair since they started filming scenes on Fallout. As of right now, McQuarrie stated that he’d love to work with Cavill again, and that he’d tackle a DC movie if the story was appealing to him:

“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.”

As of right now, Cavill has one more DC movie on his contract, and rumors are indicating that he’s using Fallout‘s critical acclaim and stellar opening as a bargaining chip to get the best possible deal in a new contract. He’s teased potential involvement in another DC movie in the near-future, but allegedly, the unconfirmed Shazam! cameo he was rumored to film may or may not happen depending on how negotiations pan out. Cavill has also suggested that he’s open to playing James Bond, which, given how the contract on those films don’t free him up to do other franchises, will probably lead Warner Bros. to making a decision sooner rather than later.


As for Green Lantern Corps, former DC Entertainment executive Geoff Johns is hard at work on a script that will focus primarily on two characters: a younger, rookie John Stewart an older, veteran Hal Jordan, the latter role some fans have suggested Cruise could portray. However, McQuarrie’s response was a little more on the cagey side as, unlike with Cavill and Superman, Cruise hasn’t specifically brought up a Green Lantern role:

“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.”

So McQuarrie is hedging his bets on whether or not he’d be up to doing a DC movie, but he’d gladly sign on if he liked the story. In spite of some bumps in the road in building out the DC franchise as a whole, the franchise seems to be moving in the right direction, and a hire like McQuarrie would do wonders for the franchise. Here’s hoping that Cavill gets his way with that pitch for a sequel.


Mission: Impossible – Fallout is now playing in theaters. Green Lantern Corps is in active development, while another Superman movie is merely an idea being discussed.


Grant Davis is a freelance writer who has covered entertainment news for more than four years. His articles have frequently appeared in Star Wars News Net as well as as other entertainment-related websites. As someone who grew up on Star Wars and comic book movies, he’s completely thrilled with the current era of genre entertainment.

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