Tom Hooper Expresses Interest In Helming A Comic Book Movie Or Future JAMES BOND

The Academy Award winning director of The King's Speech and the upcoming Les Miserables remake, talks here about the possibility of helming either a comic book movie or future instalment of the James Bond franchise. Check it out!

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By Josh Wilding - 12/3/2012

"I suppose I’ve always felt like I’ve had a kind of epic filmmaker hidden within me trying to get out, and John Adams was my first opportunity to sort of paint a world on a much bigger canvas which I felt very grateful for," Tom Hooper told Collider when asked about whether he would be interested in tackling a big budget superhero blockbuster. "But in the end there is something in a comic book drama that you get to build a world from the ground up and follow a vision through physically, which I think is exciting. I don’t know, we’ll have to see." Hooper's latest film, Les Miserables, features a cast who are by no means strangers to comic book movies. Starring Hugh Jackman (Wolverine), Anne Hathaway (Catwoman), Russell Crowe (Jor-El) and Eddie Redmayne (Star-Lord?), here's hoping that one of them convinced the director to pursue a comic book movie at some point in the near future. As for James Bond, The King's Speech helmer had this to say about whether he would consider following in Sam Mendes' footsteps. "Oh I’d certainly be willing to talk about it. The 10-year-old in me would think there’s probably no higher honor than talking about that… I think [Bond producers] Barbara Broccoli and Michael [G. Wilson] are making some really interesting choices about who they use at the moment, so I think they’ve reinvigorated that franchise in a brilliant way."

Source: Collider
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Spideyguy94 - 12/3/2012, 3:36 AM
I'd rather see sam mendes return before anything else.
P862010 - 12/3/2012, 3:48 AM
going by his filmography maybe a period piece super hero film
hayyam - 12/3/2012, 4:06 AM
Wonder Woman would be cool.
Jolt17 - 12/3/2012, 4:12 AM
I'd love to see him taking on a more classic, and loyal adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, and none other.

Seriously. His style would fit that perfectly.
Shamo - 12/3/2012, 5:06 AM
he'd be perfect The Inhumans. Kings Speech was great practice for nailing the world of Black Bolt and the royal family whom are all impacted by the kings inaabillity to speak.
SCURVYDOG619 - 12/3/2012, 5:16 AM
If it's a Planetary movie,then I'm in....Especially if it's Bruce Willis as Elijah Snow....
JokerFan21 - 12/3/2012, 5:17 AM
Could be interesting.
GuardianAngel - 12/3/2012, 5:18 AM
@Jolt That'd be awesome. I'm getting tired of this action hero bullshit.
Happy11 - 12/3/2012, 5:34 AM
Me and friend were discussing the Batman reboot and he mentioned Hooper as someone he would like to see direct Batman
spidey1994 - 12/3/2012, 5:52 AM
I can seriously see him doing Thor.
NorrinRaddical - 12/3/2012, 6:30 AM
you know SHAMO, I was racking my brain trying to think of a comic book he could do a phenomenal job with (and an easy transition into), and I think you just nailed it. I would LOVE to see that
Nomis1800 - 12/3/2012, 6:41 AM
OMG he has to make a James Bond film!!!

And about the superhero, how about Wonder Woman? :P
MagnusRex22 - 12/3/2012, 6:44 AM
@spidey1994, Hooper would do an awesome Thor. Thats really a perfect fit
soberchimera - 12/3/2012, 7:00 AM
Wonder Woman, make it happen WB.
Dynamo - 12/3/2012, 7:04 AM
Well... Justice League is looking for a director...?
Ha1frican - 12/3/2012, 7:26 AM
Seeing as Marvel has pretty much everyone lined up and WB has just been playing with their dick i would say fr the love of Odin get him fr a DC movie! Maybe WW or (despite my personal belief that he should be omitted from the JL movie in favor of Cyborg) Aquaman
Gnyah123 - 12/3/2012, 7:54 AM
im down for him doing a comic book movie
as for james bond hes gon have to wait a while for that cause daniel craig has like 3 more films to do as part of his deal..so thats like 7 - 10 years of a wait if that happens
TheAbomination - 12/3/2012, 7:58 AM
Let him have Dr. Strange. He could probably do it justice.
gmckoy - 12/3/2012, 8:58 AM
believe it or not, he would be good for black panther...
jimpinto24 - 12/3/2012, 9:39 AM
I rather Michael & Barbara hire Chris Nolan or Matthew Vaugh as the director of a future Bond film. Or bring back Sam Mendas.
JimmyPesto - 12/3/2012, 10:23 AM
I think he would do a great Adaptation of the manga "Sanctuary"
JimmyPesto - 12/3/2012, 10:24 AM
Mathew Vaughn for Bond? Come on.
halvor311 - 4/20/2013, 11:28 PM
Hooper is a guy who likes to vary it up a bit. He revolutionized the movie musical not having directed one before, he could do something amazing with a comic book movie. I say give him The Flash or Green Lantern

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