BLADE RUNNER 2049 Director Denis Villeneuve Has No Interest In Making A Superhero Movie

BLADE RUNNER 2049 Director Denis Villeneuve Has No Interest In Making A Superhero Movie

Blade Runner 2049 director Denis Villeneuve is one of Hollywood's most brilliant directors right now. Does that mean he would helm the film of one of the industry's hottest genres - a superhero movie?

Superhero flicks are all the rage right now at the box office. And director Denis Villeneuve is one of Hollywood's hottest directors. Naturally, the two would seem like a match made in heaven. Unfortunately, the Blade Runner 2049 has absolutely no interest in ever working on a superhero film.

In the same interview with the Happy Sad Confused podcast in which the director revealed he'd be interested in working on a Star Wars film not part of the main saga, Villeneuve was also asked about the prospects of working on a superhero film and if he's ever connected with one.

"No, because I'm not from that culture," Villeneuve said, explaining, "I'm French-Canadian which means that my culture is European. I was influenced by authors from France and Belgium, and Europeans are graphic novelists." 

"Honestly, I know very little about... Most of them, I don't know  their name," the director admitted. "I know sometimes I don't know, so it means I'm not the right person to do them. To do those movies you need to love those characters and I'm a stranger."

While it's disappointing to learn that one of the best sci-fi directors of our time has no interest in the superhero universe, it's probably for the best if he's not well-versed in the genre. On the bright side, Villeneuve is hard at work on another classic masterpiece - a film adaptation of Frank Herbert's Dune.
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