Spike Lee is open to the idea of getting behind a camera and directing a Marvel movie but he’s not enthused with the idea of directing a DC movie.
Previous rumours of a Sony Pictures project, Nightwatch, had Lee linked to direct but that project now seems dead in the water. Back in 2018 Lee was asked about the project and replied “Nah”. There has been no news or rumours on the project since.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Spike Lee opened up on the idea of directing a superhero movie and revealed a little more about where he would like to do that.
I have nothing against Marvel. I grew up reading Spider-Man comic books. To me, DC Comics was always corny,
When asked about calling DC Comics “corny,” Lee laughed.
I’m just saying. I was all about Marvel. If the right opportunity comes across, I’m not campaigning for it, but I will give it consideration.
Chadwick meant a lot to people, think about the roles he has played: Jackie Robinson, James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, then Black Panther.
I knew he would be great in Da 5 Bloods because Stormin’ Norman is a heroic character. Chadwick comes with that kind of weight. When our brother made his transition from the physical world to the spiritual world, my wife and I went back and watched Da 5 Bloods. It was a different film.
Lee is not alone in going back and watching some of Boseman’s work. Many fans have gone over his roles and are taking something new from them, even those that have never watched or heard of Black Panther.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is constantly expanding and now moving into T.V with the addition of the Disney+ streaming service, the possibilities are endless. Marvel Studios now have a multitude of platforms to use to work with up and coming talent along with veterans like Spike Lee.
Let’s just hope Kevin Feige is listening and we may get to see Spike Lee directing a future Marvel Superhero movie.