Danny Boyle on Whether He’d Direct a Comic Book Movie



Whenever a new comic book movie is announced, fans immediately begin putting their dream cast and crew together in hopes that their favorite actors, directors, composers and others will land the role. One of the biggest parts of a film is its director and without a doubt, when these films are announced, one of the first names to be mentioned is Trainspotting director Danny Boyle. The eclectic Englishman is a favorite for many reason, but it’s mainly his gritty, no-nonsense style that people enjoy so much, and a lot of folks feel that style would be a perfect fit for a comic book movie, myself included.

Boyle’s latest film, Trance, is set to release this week. The hypnotic (pun intended) thriller stars X-Men: First Class’s James McAvoy, Sin City’s Rosario Dawson and Vincent Cassel. Boyle recently talked with Collider to discuss the new film and things eventually lead to future projects, including James Bond films and comic book movies. Now, Boyle has previously stated that James Bond films aren’t for him, stating that the large budget style just isn’t his gig, a statement he reiterates in this interview. In regards to ever doing a comic book film, the director was just as blunt and up front.

No, I’m not a big fan actually.  I was never a devotee of them.  I kind of missed out on that really.  I’m always amazed when I meet the people who love them.  The superhero movie I loved was Chronicle.  I met Josh Trank the other night and we did a Q&A together.  He’s working on Fantastic Four and has great and wonderful plans for it.  But they’re not my world at all.  It doesn’t appeal to me at all.

You have to give him credit for his honesty, I guess. At least we know he won’t be signing on to direct a comic book film just for the sake of doing it. So, from hence forth, whenever a new comic book film is announced, we can automatically remove him from thought. But hey! We can still dream, right? What comic book property would you want Danny Boyle to direct?

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Source : Collider