Has KILL LIST And HIGH-RISE Director Ben Wheatley Signed On To Helm A Marvel Studios Project?

Has KILL LIST And HIGH-RISE Director Ben Wheatley Signed On To Helm A Marvel Studios Project?

Could we actually see the director of Kill List helm a Marvel Studios film? Nothing has been confirmed, but an actor who's working on a different project with Ben Wheatley seems to have let something slip.

Marvel Studios has definitely begun to think outside the box when it comes to directors, but it's safe to say nobody ever thought they'd see Ben Wheatley put his stamp on the MCU.

The British filmmaker is known for his blackly funny but disturbing and ultra-violent work on the likes of Kill List, A Field in England and Free Fire, but it sounds like he may be about to join the far more family-friendly Marvel franchise.

While appearing as a guest on Adam Buxton's podcast, actor/comedian Bob Mortimer seemingly confirmed that Wheately had signed on to helm a Marvel Studios flick while discussing an upcoming project of theirs which had to be put on the back-burner. "We were about to start that but then Ben got offered one of the big Marvel films, so it weren't for us to say 'you ain't doing that Ben'," he revealed.

It's possible that Mortimer is mistaken, but if not, which movie could this be? Wheately has previously expressed interest in directing a Marvel Zombies film, and while that's probably a long-shot, there's always a chance word reached the studio and they met about something else that piqued his interest.

Have a listen to the podcast for yourselves HERE and see what you think.
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