Director Christopher McQuarrie has been a regular part of the DC Films rumor mill. He’s on just about every fan’s wish list for potential DC directors. Warner Bros. will have to wait before getting an opportunity to work with McQuarrie, but it’s not from a lack of trying.
McQuarrie has signed on to direct two more Mission: Impossible films. He previously directed the Rogue Nation and Fallout installments of the franchise. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros. tried to lure McQuarrie away from M:I with potential DC projects, but he passed.
It is not known which projects Warner Bros. discussed with McQuarrie. The director has spoken publicly about conversations he had with Henry Cavill on the set of Mission: Impossible – Fallout about making a Superman movie together. McQuarrie was also a rumored favorite for Green Lantern Corps.
The good news for anyone hoping for a McQuarrie and DC pairing is that it could still happen. There is no movement on a Superman project just yet. Green Lantern Corps has been in development for years, but it has never come close to going into production.
Both of those projects could still be available for McQuarrie when his schedule clears up. If not, then Warner Bros. can offer him another DC film. McQuarrie is going to shoot the next two M:I movies back-t0-back for respective release dates in 2021 and 2022.
It won’t be very long at all, relatively speaking, before McQuarrie is available for his next major franchise. Warner Bros. can (and probably will) try again to bring him into the DC family.
SOURCE: The Hollywood Reporter