Matthew Vaughn Would Rather Direct For DC Than Marvel Right Now

Posted 2017/12/18 0 0

Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class director Matthew Vaughn confirms talks with DC Films.


Kingsman: The Secret Service and Kingsman: The Golden Circle director Matthew Vaughn seems poised to direct a DC movie in the not-too-distant future. IGN recently spoke with Vaughn on a podcast in time for the home video release of The Golden Circle, where he revealed that he’s still actively having discussions with DC Films about their future, robust slate of movies. His reason for preferring to work with DC contains shades of a backhanded compliment, however, as he says that he prefers working with a franchise that’s undergoing growing pains than one that’s already hit its stride:

“I do love the world of DC, and I’ve been talking to them at the moment about a few things. It’s more fun getting involved with franchises when they’re on the down, because then it’s easier to make a good film. So if I got involved with a few of the superhero films out there that have been disappointing, it’s going to be… if I do OK, it’ll probably be better.”

Vaughn uses his First Class experience, which came in the wake of the reviled X-Men: The Last Stand, as an example of how lower stakes can lead to more reasonable expectations and creative freedom:

“So when I did X-Men there was, you know, a pretty low bar, X-Men 3, no offence, was not a fantastic piece of work. It’s much more fun saving and reinventing something, I’d be more intimidated trying to do a new Guardians [of the Galaxy], for example.”

After doing X-Men: First Class, Kick-Ass and two Kingsman movies, Matthew Vaughn has proved he knows how to handle a comic book adaptation. While we don't know what property he's going to tackle, if he signs on the dotted line, don't be surprised if he does something a little outside the box. As Vaughn puts it, he wants to "flex a different muscle."

"If I was going to do Batman, there's no point doing the Dark Knight, because it's been done to perfection, if I was doing Batman, I'd go 'Christ, let's bring out the Adam West version.' I'm not interested in copying somebody else's take on the genre. I've got to figure out what I'm doing next and I feel like flexing a muscle which I haven't used before. And I've filmed quite a few superhero movies."