Gareth Evans On Directing A Superhero Movie

Gareth Evans On Directing A Superhero Movie

What if Marvel Studios came knocking at Gareth Evans' door to make an action-packed superhero movie? That was the precise question put to the The Raid director at last night's Frightfest. There's one problem however says Evans...

Gareth Evans Iron FistFlicks and the City caught up with director Gareth Evans, who's quickly amassing a sizable following based on his work on The Raid. After discussing plot details and stuntman injuries on The Raid 2: Berthendal, Evans was asked what he thought about directing a superhero movie, potentially a Marvel Studios installment. Said Evans, "It's tough. The thing is right now, where I am, the kind of things that I'm doing, I don't know if I fit the superhero mold yet. It's something I need to learn at some point but I don't know if I can deliver a PG-13 movie. I don't know how to do that yet. I should learn but yeah, I'm not sure. Maybe a darker, superhero [film] from Marvel." Based on Evans work on The Raid and other action films, I think he'd be perfect for the guy on the right.

And if you're unfamiliar with his work, I present Exhibit A for your enjoyment.

THE RAID 2 Footage Reaction
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Giznad - 8/25/2013, 12:22 PM
Punisher, duh.
MisterNiceGuy - 8/25/2013, 12:22 PM
MexicanSexyman - 8/25/2013, 12:22 PM
I wished he directed Captain America.
frova - 8/25/2013, 12:25 PM
dat raid clip doe
TheRationalNerd - 8/25/2013, 12:26 PM
It's funny because the first thing that came to my mind was Punisher! lol But I think Iron Fist could really work too!
Indy - 8/25/2013, 12:26 PM
EdgyOutsider - 8/25/2013, 12:27 PM
@MexicanSuperman: Captain America is great. Why wih someone else directed it? Better action?

I like indie guys but, from what I have seen of The Raid: Redemption, it's just really violent. I don't mind it cause I love The Expendables films. But, he doesn't impress me as a director outside of clear and cool action scenes. Again, I won't say he is a bad director or the film is bad. Just neither have my interest. Last time I let people convince me on here to watch a movie, I was left watching an unimpressive, average Children of Men. Anyway, as I said. From what I have seen of the first Raid movie, I'll pass on it and the sequel.
gastitdk - 8/25/2013, 12:28 PM
Now everybody thinks that they can direct CBMs.
thebearjew - 8/25/2013, 12:28 PM
Seems like a friendly fellow
i could see him maybe doing
heroes for hire
If he ever did do a superhero film itd hav some sweet action
Swiftsword777 - 8/25/2013, 12:30 PM
Lol Marvel is to happy in kiddie land they won't let this guy near one of their projects which is sad because I think the guy would do great.
Killersloth - 8/25/2013, 12:31 PM
@EdgyOutsider Just go watch The Raid now, its not impressive because its violent, its because of the amazing choreography teamed with great inventive camera work. Just give it a go
jazzman - 8/25/2013, 12:33 PM
Gareth Evans is good but i do agree with him on learning to direct a PG-13 movie. i dont think he has reached to that level to do a PG-13 movie for Marvel Studio.
sameoldthing - 8/25/2013, 12:34 PM
He should do DAREDEVIL.
DD is a top teir martial artist in the Marvel U.

This director can direct a massive battle that pits DD versus the ninjas from The Hand.
Actually show an epic fight of Hero vs. Ninja...never got that on big screen yet. (wink)
Gnyah123 - 8/25/2013, 12:35 PM
the raid was the best ACTION movie of 2012
lets be real!! in terms of action/fighting!!
it blows avengers and TDKR out of the water
i cant wait for the 2nd one
SuperCaptainAmerica - 8/25/2013, 12:36 PM
He can do Moon Knight. With that being said Marvel Studios should open a subdivision for lesser budget movies that can be rated R, something like Marvel Knughts comics division. A place for Punisher, Ghost Rider, Blade and other properties. They should focus on a strong script and director and not so much "eye candy" .
Amazing512 - 8/25/2013, 12:39 PM
JoeInTheBox - 8/25/2013, 12:47 PM
If Scott Adkins gets the role of Iron Fist with The Rock as Luke Cage with Evans directing, I'm down. He'd also be good for a Daredevil and Blade reboot.
thebearjew - 8/25/2013, 12:48 PM
why on earth does universal hav film rights to namor?
jazzman - 8/25/2013, 12:57 PM

universal has the rights to the Incredible Hulk. the movie was produce by Marvel Studio but distributed by Universal Pictures. so it does not rule out for Marvel Studio doing the same thing for Namor
DrDoom - 8/25/2013, 1:01 PM
Moon Knight
MrCBM56 - 8/25/2013, 1:16 PM
EpitomeofAwesome - 8/25/2013, 1:17 PM
@Frova lol king bach reference
Jollem - 8/25/2013, 1:18 PM
never saw the raid. might try it out sometime
marvel72 - 8/25/2013, 1:19 PM
daredevil,moon knight,heroes for hire & the punisher.
Mike89 - 8/25/2013, 1:20 PM
Daredevil, Punisher or Batman Reboot.
CherryBomb - 8/25/2013, 1:23 PM
He should be doing X Force
His brutal style of filmmaking would be great to capture the true badassery of the dangerous characters.
Liverpool4life - 8/25/2013, 1:30 PM

Superhero movies don't have to be profanity filled blood festivals. My 18 year old nephew even thought the "Flashpoint Paradox" with its extra profanity and bloodletting was over-the-top. He would have preferred a more toned down version even though he is a big fan of the horror genre. A good story need not rely on low-end vernacular to be good.
dezdigi - 8/25/2013, 1:32 PM
That clip is awesome! I need to check it out soon.
I think Ironfist would be awesome, Green Arrow too!
novaprime - 8/25/2013, 1:34 PM
Crazy!!! Would love em to do an Ironfist!!!, Punisher, Or Daredevil!!!!
novaprime - 8/25/2013, 1:36 PM
OrsonRandall - 8/25/2013, 1:48 PM
Yeah a movie based on the Immortal Iron Fist run would be amazing.
Effusion - 8/25/2013, 1:51 PM
Punisher or Iron Fist would be awesome.
wolverinesfury - 8/25/2013, 1:59 PM
For DC, he could do either Green Arrow or Batman.
GUNGRAVE1 - 8/25/2013, 2:00 PM
Iron fist ,punisher,daredevil those movies would great.
Jollem - 8/25/2013, 2:04 PM
ra's al ghul movie. ra's in space. fighting evil space cowboys and space rodeo clowns. sci-fi/action-adventure/martial arts/western/comedy? gold
crawley - 8/25/2013, 2:08 PM
If he wants a rated r marvel movie he should do moon knight
Effusion - 8/25/2013, 2:12 PM
I think it would be interesting to see him direct a Mortal Kombat movie.
Danbojohnj - 8/25/2013, 2:16 PM
Dredd 2
Blade reboot
LittleDanglyThing - 8/25/2013, 2:27 PM
Honestly marvel can afford to do a DD movie that's rated R. Its not like it would make much money anyway its a lesser known property, it can be in the same universe as Avengers but it's own thing because DD is at his story telling best when he's grounded and not an Avenger.
Jollem - 8/25/2013, 2:28 PM
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