‘Daredevil’ Showrunner & ‘Pacific Rim: Uprising’ Director Open To Helm A DC Movie

Steven S. DeKnight Daredevil DCSteven S. DeKnight, the creative force behind the first season of Marvel’s Daredevil show and Pacific Rim: Uprising, says that he’d gladly direct a movie for DC Films.

Right before the release of his directorial debut (the sequel to Pacific Rim), a fan on Twitter asked if he’d be up for directing one of DC’s movies. His response boils down to an enthusiastic pair of words:

DeKnight has previously served as an olive branch between DC and Marvel fans, as he’s previously praised director Zack Snyder and was involved with the critically-acclaimed show that launched Netflix’s entire line of Marvel shows. DeKnight’s commitment to genre entertainment should definitely put him on a shortlist of directors that DC Films should talk to.

Pacific Rim Uprising will open in theaters on March 23, 2018. The film is directed by Stephen S. DeKnight and stars John Boyega, Scott Eastwood, Cailee Spaeney, Jing Tian, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, Burn Gorman, Levi Meaden, Adria Arjona, Karan Brar, and Nick E. Tarabay. The movie’s premise is as follows:

“It has been ten years since the Battle of the Breach and the oceans are still, but restless. Vindicated by the victory at the Breach, the Jaeger program has evolved into the most powerful global defense force in human history. The PPDC now calls upon the best and brightest to rise up and become the next generation of heroes when the Kaiju threat returns. Thrust into this is ex-Jaeger pilot Jake Pentecost, son of the late Stacker Pentecost, who is given a chance by his adopted sister, Mako Mori, to unite with the world and fellow Jaeger pilots to prevent humanity’s extinction.”

B-List DC Comics Characters Who Deserve Their Own Movies

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DC Comics HeroesDC Comics are ripe of amazing characters with potential. If Marvel can successfully make an Iron Man movie, something that was considered a bad idea at the time due to the character’s unpopular status, then DC can do something similar with a different character. Batman and Superman are great, but they don’t deserve all the attention in this fascinating universe.

With so many DC-themed movies on the horizon over at Warner Brothers, it makes sense for producers to dig through back issues to search for interesting stories about characters who aren’t necessarily known by the full public to adapt. There are no such thing as bad characters — sometimes certain writers just aren’t able to bring out the character’s full potential in various stories. Even the best heroes and villains can have bad movies (I’m looking at you Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice), so all these characters need is a strong, passionate filmmaker to come around and turn them into a hit.

Hit Next to find out which B-list DC Comics characters deserve their own movies!

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Grant Davis

Grant Davis

A Texan freelance writer with interests in Star Wars, superhero movies, and entertainment in general.

  • xxjinzaxx

    Obviously something gritty, grounded to a non super power reference. Perhaps something set in the Batman anthology. Pacific Rim 2 is not getting any love right now. But then, since when did us nerds become beholden to hollywood trades, high brow actors and trendy shenanigans? I thought the whole point about being nerds was that we enjoyed that which was not popular. But that’s just me remembering the meaning of terms like nerd, geek and freak.

    • Maxi Iroh

      I hate these words, nerd and geek.

      Nowadays it’s cool to like those things, so everyone can do it without fear.
      Weaboo and otaku are the more modern words equivalent.

      • xxjinzaxx

        Weaboo is one of those things that must be dealt in a similar fashion as The Rock suggests to do with all things dumb…and it has candy in it. Nerd and Geek are anchors that all else has derived from. Weaboo? You serious? Please resist appropriation. It is not flattering to anyone.

  • nelson

    If Matt Reeves decides to walk away from Batman, I wouldn’t mind if Steven DeKnight have a shot at directing it. Daredevil is an awesome show.

  • 39steps

    The DCFU, where directors of expensive movies sign up before their movie flops.