Christopher McQuarrie Doesn’t Want Star Wars Or Supehero Films Anymore

Christopher McQuarrie Superhero Star WarsRumors have been circulating that Mission: Impossible – Fallout director Christopher McQuarrie might be in line to helm Man of Steel 2, but it appears that’s all it’ll ever amount to as the director took to Twitter to voice his frustrations with what he claims are toxic fan bases.

This is in direct response to the fan fallout of Star Wars: The Last Jedi, who had been particularly cruel to writer/director Rian Johnson and actress Kelly Marie Tran, both of whom were on the receiving end for most of the negative comments. McQuarrie reached out to Johnson himself to show support.

He went on to respond to a fan asking him if he still had any interest in the superhero genre.

Christopher McQuarrie splashed into the Hollywood scene when he penned the screenplay for The Usual Suspects, arguably one of the greatest crime films of the last half century. He recently stepped into the director’s chair for Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and is continuing with that role for its sequel Mission: Impossible – Fallout.

This seems to be the first real stance against how hostile online communities have started to get. The Last Jedi has plenty of faults, but this last year of fan backlash has been some of the most vicious to date. It’s sad to see talents like Christopher McQuarrie turning their backs on such rich potential, but at this point, I really don’t know if I can blame him.

You can see Christopher McQuarrie’s next film Mission: Impossible – Fallout later this month.