Christopher McQuarrie yesterday officially signed on to both write and direct the next two installments in the increasingly popular Mission Impossible series starring Tom Cruise. Today the Oscar-winner is denying internet rumors that he turned down other high-profile offers to do so, including some from Marvel and DC.
In a recent tweet, Fandom promoted the rumor, saying:
“Christopher McQuarrie reportedly turned down directing several DC films in favor of returning to direct two more ‘Mission Impossible’ films.”
After over a dozen responses from heartbroken Marvel and DC fanatics, Chris McQuarrie himself replied to the tweet, with a rather straightforward premise:
“You should really assume nothing. Anything you hear or hope about DC is horseshit if you’re not hearing it from me.”
Check out the Twitter thread for yourself below:
Though Christopher McQuarrie did not go into depth on what he meant on Twitter, the filmmaker did mention that he delved into details on the whole Mission Impossible choice over Marvel and DC on an episode of Empire Magazine podcast with host Chris Hewitt.
What do you think of this situation? Do you think McQuarrie made the right call making his next two projects Mission Impossible movies? Or would you have rather seen him take on a Marvel or DC movie? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
Mission Impossible – Fallout stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames, Simon Pegg, Michelle Monaghan, Alec Baldwin, Sean Harris, Vanessa Kirby, Henry Cavill, Sian Brooke, Frederick Schmidt, and Angela Bassett. Here’s the synopsis:
The best intentions often come back to haunt you. MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE – FALLOUT finds Ethan Hunt (Tom Cruise) and his IMF team (Alec Baldwin, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames) along with some familiar allies (Rebecca Ferguson, Michelle Monaghan) in a race against time after a mission gone wrong. Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett, and Vanessa Kirby also join the dynamic cast with filmmaker Christopher McQuarrie returning to the helm.
Mission: Impossible – Fallout is available on all home platforms.