Outside of Wonder Woman, Warner Bros. hasn’t released a DC movie that was a hit among fans and critics since 2012’s The Dark Knight Rises. Director Matthew Vaughn, who confirmed he had talks with WB about Superman earlier this year, is attracted to their struggles and wants to help out.
“I do love the world of DC, and I’ve been talking to them at the moment about a few things,” Vaughn revealed on episode #413 of the IGN UK podcast. “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.”
“So when I did X-Men there was, you know, a pretty low bar — X-Men 3, no offense, was not a fantastic piece of work,” Vaughn said. “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.”
“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,'” Vaughn added. “I’m not interested in copying somebody else’s take on the genre.”
Despite revealing that he’s talking to DC about a few movies right now, Vaughn doesn’t seem completely interested in jumping into the world of superheroes next.
“I’ve got to figure out what I’m doing next and I feel like flexing a muscle which I haven’t used before,” Vaughn said, “And I’ve filmed quite a few superhero movies.”
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