‘Evil Dead’ Director Fede Alvarez Reveals He Met With Marvel Studios For One Of Their Films

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While we had previously heard his name floating around as contender to direct Warner Bros. rumored Dark Universe film, it seems that Marvel Studios was after Evil Dead & Don’t Breathe director Fede Alvarez as well. Speaking with Screen Rant, Alvarez revealed that he had been approached by the studio about one of their projects but decided to pass due to wanting a little more freedom than they might have offered.

No. Look. A lot of those movies are cool and audiences are going and watching them. It’s just as a director it’s harder to have your vision in those, if you go and do a Marvel movie… At some point we were in conversations and… they already figured it out. They’ve figured out the style. They’ve figured out the way they shoot them. They’ve figured out the colors, the humor.

What would I do? I enjoy a lot more freedom than that. I don’t know. Eventually I might. And it depends on probably the characters in the stories. But just something about my job as a director that I really enjoy is creating my own thing. It’s trying to do my own style when I shoot it and set the tone myself… Evil Dead was a challenge in that aspect.

While the director didn’t go into details about which project he had meetings regarding, I’d say it’s likely a safe bet that he met with the studio for Doctor Strange. While Alvarez might not be interested at the moment, it sounds like if the right property came along, they might be just be able to get him on board. Is there any Marvel properties you’d like to see Alvarez take a crack at? I know I definitely have a list myself but let us know your thoughts on the subject in the comments section below.

Source: Screen Rant

  • SAMURAI36

    Oh, look at that, another director complains about lack of creative freedom from Marvel. In other news, Water: wet.

    • Steve Steve

      Don’t

    • Axxell

      Doesn’t sound like complaining to me.

  • Cinephilia Lovegood

    He was one of the very early candidates for Thor: Ragnarok but I heard that he was passed over and didn’t make their list of final 4 candidates for the exact reason you see in those quotes…he isn’t the most collaborative person in the world. Marvel’s reputation as controlling is so overblown that it’s ridiculous. Nobody has any clue what really goes on…all we hear through the media is the negative crap that people rant about after the fact.

    • SAMURAI36

      Marvel’s reputation as controlling is so overblown that it’s ridiculous. Nobody has any clue what really goes on…all we hear through the media is the negative crap that people rant about after the fact.

      This is so false, it’s not even funny. SEVERAL directors (those who have worked for Marvel, and those who were approached by Marvel (as this latest example demonstrates) have each said the exact same thing. They can’t all be wrong.

      So this just sounds like you dwelling in cognitive dissonance.

      • Carl

        James Gunn, The Russo Brothers and Shane Black had plenty of freedom.

        Why do you try to discredit Marvel all the time?

        • SAMURAI36

          James Gunn, The Russo Brothers and Shane Black had plenty of freedom.

          http://oohlo.com/2016/05/16/its-impossible-to-ignore-the-sexism-shane-black-adds-an-iron-man-3-story-to-the-disneymarvel-merchandising-mess/

          You’re either uninformed, or just blind, or a liar. I can’t tell which.

          And even if those other two have creative freedom (which I seriously doubt, BTW), those are 2 directors, against the near-dozen that didn’t. So what’s your point?

          Why do you try to discredit Marvel all the time?

          For the same reason that you discredit DC all the time, Why, does it hurt your feelings?

          • Carl

            My point is that they had freedom and so do others working for Marvel. They don’t have the freedom Nolan had to create his own separate universe nor the freedom Snyder had to butcher the DCEU but then that’s why the MCU is so successful.

          • SAMURAI36

            Then you have no point, because none of these guys have ANY creative freedom. You can sit there & act like you didn’t read the link I gave all you want. Or this director’s story, which is EXACTLY like every other director that’s been in close proxy to Marvel has shared.
            This is cognitive dissonance at an all time high. You have the facts right before you, & you refuse to acknowledge them.
            Marvel movies are successful, for the same reason that Lady Gaga & Miley Cyrus were successful…. They are formulaic, pre-packaged, juvenile, predictable, corporately microwaveable propaganda productions, that mindless, group-think sheeple with like you flock to, because someone told you that they were good, even though you can’t demonstrate a single redeemable quality about these films.
            Now, feel free to down vote that.

          • Carl

            You are wrong… lol, down vote.

            That’s the most mature response you deserve for your level of cognitive dissonance.

          • SAMURAI36

            LOL, I really gotta be careful, feeding words to you that you don’t even know what they mean, let alone know how to appropriately utilize.
            First it was “reading comprehension”, then it was “apologist”, & now it’s “cognitive dissonance”.
            None of these terms have you used correctly a single time.
            It’s like watching Sarah Palin butcher the English language.

          • Carl

            Or you don’t understand their meaning and substitute with your own. :)

          • SAMURAI36

            Okay, so let’s put it to the test.
            Provide YOUR “definition” of cognitive dissonance, & then explain how, in this discussion or any other, I’m somehow suffering from it.
            I’ll wait….

          • Carl

            My definition is the dictionary definition. Re-read what you write and cross check it with the definition you find.

            This has been fun, let’s do it again sometime. Maybe after Suicide Squad, unless I like it then we’ll have nothing to disagree on there. I’m sure you’ll bash Dr. Strange so I’ll probably have to have words with you then.

        • SAMURAI36

          And do you think up-voting everyone that tows the Marvel line, somehow make what they said to be true? Because it only makes you look as foolish as they are.

          • Carl

            I up vote good comments that I like. I down vote dumb comments from fools. That’s why I down vote everything you write. Not that down votes matter anymore but when it’s you I always make the effort. :)

          • SAMURAI36

            Ah yes, because that makes all the sense. Like a comment, never mind how WRONG it is, just because it spites someone else’s comment that you don’t like, regardless of how right it is. The pinnacle of rationality.
            This sounds exactly what Trump supporters do; support that fool, no matter how ignorant & brazenly incorrect he is, simply because they don’t agree with the other side.
            Are you sure you’re not a Trump supporter? Oh that’s right, you love Marvel, & Marvel loves Trump, so there that is.

          • Carl

            Time and time again you display poor reading comprehension skills. I said “I up vote good comments that I like”, I certainly did not say I up vote anything without caring if it’s right or wrong like some dumb Trump supporter.

            Also there you go again with actual lies that you say repeatedly to try to make them true. Just like Mr. Trump does. The lie, in case you are having trouble figuring out what it was, is that Marvel supports Trump. I already proved to you and you already knew before that, that it was Ike Perlmutter who personally donated to Trump.

          • SAMURAI36

            Time and time again you display poor reading comprehension skills. I said “I up vote good comments that I like”, I certainly did not say I up vote anything without caring if it’s right or wrong like some dumb Trump supporter.

            Wow, your remedial intelligence becomes more & more amusing. In this case, it’s the way you misuse the term “reading comprehension”. You keep trying to use it as an intellectual shield, & you fail at it every time.
            I know you didn’t say that, & I never said that you said it. I said that is what you are DOING, not saying. You are up voting comments that you like, regardless of whether they are right are wrong. Hence, the Trump comparison.

            Also there you go again with actual lies that you say repeatedly to try to make them true. Just like Mr. Trump does. The lie, in case you are having trouble figuring out what it was, is that Marvel supports Trump. I already proved to you and you already knew before that, that it was Ike Perlmutter who personally donated to Trump.

            LMAO, you didn’t “prove” a single thing. Where are you links? References? That’s how things are proven. All you did was try to explain it away, & you did a p!ss-poor job of doing that. You don’t even seem to know how Marvel as a corporate entity even works.
            Once again, the Billions that Perlmutter has, comes from ALL of Marvel, & that includes the movie machine. Just because he doesn’t preside over it, doesn’t mean he doesn’t still reap the benefits of it.
            All that money you & your fellow Marvel cult worshippers keep giving to swallow up Marvel’s drivel, goes right into his pockets. His & Bob Iger’s, who is also a Trump supporter.
            Perlmutter sits at the head of Marvel. Iger (who owns Disney) is over Perlmutter. Both (who are both close friends) give their (i.e. YOUR) money to Trump. Which means, whether you like it or not, YOU support Trump.
            You’re a financial & intellectual supporter of Trump. Which means, if he gets elected, you & your fellow idiotic Marvel Zombies helped put him there.

          • Carl

            Or succeed and you fail to comprehend… :)

  • Steve Steve

    I think a Doctor Strange sequel would be great for him. I doubt Derrickson will have the same kind of possessive attachment to Strange as Gunn has to GOTG (or Reed has to Ant-Man). A Dr Strange origin has to be made a particular way, but sequels should be wide open for directors like Alvarez to incorporate their vision.

  • Joseph Chaisson

    Several directors have stated they have their freedom win the movies, James Gunn has been one of the biggest voice of GotG is his film, not marvels.

    • SAMURAI36

      Gunn is one of the few exceptions, and even then, I don’t think he has total freedom. Nearly every other director for Marvel (both actual and potential) has complained about the lack of creative freedom at Marvel.

      • Joseph Chaisson

        I think the Russo Borthers, Gunn, and I am pretty sure Ryan Cooler (based on his success with creed) has their way. I also believe Shane Black was able to do what he wanted to do with Iron Man 3.

        • SAMURAI36

          I just put a link about Black, that proves precisely otherwise. He most definitely did NOT have creative freedom, which is precisely why he left Marvel.

          I doubt the Russo’s have creative freedom either. Or Gunn, for that matter. It’s just that they are comfortable with the corporate oversight.

          And we already know that Black Panther is corporate-made, based on what Duvernay had shared a year ago. There’s reason to give Coogler creative freedom based on his limited success, when Duvernay had just as much success (more, actually) than Coogler had.

          • Joseph Chaisson

            For Marvel to get Black, Black had to do what he wanted to do. He may have back tracked after there was so much negative press. Gunn has been on file and stated he made his own film. Russo brothers with cap 2, I think was more marvels idea, but they have a huge hand in the architecture of this new phases. Thor has been a movie have been the fore front of lack of creative control. I know Ant-Man had its issues as well.

          • SAMURAI36

            Did you actually read the link I provided? Black himself said NOTHING even remotely similar to the spin of cognitive dissonance that you are trying to create here. His statements are easily Google-able.

            Not sure why it’s so difficult for you to accept that Marvel does not give creative freedom to its directors. Too many (like, a dozen or so) have gone on record to state this. Why does that bother you so much? Clearly the lack of freedom doesn’t stop you from enjoying the films, so why is this truth such a problem for you?

      • Joseph Chaisson

        There movie in the MCU that directors didn’t have much of a say. Cough Thor Cough. But Marvel has had some really strong movies (Cap’s trilogy, Iron Man, GotG, Ant-Man was an highly entertaining film, and the Avengers movies)

        • SAMURAI36

          Whether these films are entertaining or not is not the question. That doesn’t change the fact that these films are made with the easy-bake Marvel formula.

          • Joseph Chaisson

            Yet each film has a distinctive feel and is entertaining something DCEU has failed at.

          • SAMURAI36

            Yes, because a constant barrage of jokes and juvenile scenarios in every single film equals a “distinctive feel”. Got it.

            And what is it about you Marvel folk, that everything needs to deflect to DC? Why can’t Marvel’s flaws be discussed on their own merit?

            Never mind the fact that you’re not really saying anything with this cop-out deflection, when DC is 2 movies in, and I’m pretty sure the 3rd film is NOTHING like the first 2.

            So, you were saying? Besides “DC sux”, that is?

  • Carl

    I was not a fan of the Evil Dead remake.

    • SAMURAI36

      You say this like it somehow means something. Were you a fan of the Scooby-Doo movie?

      • Carl

        The first one wasn’t bad. Slither was cool and I loved Super.

        • SAMURAI36

          You can’t possibly see your own cognitive dissonance, can you?

    • Steve Steve

      Oh crud. I assumed it was the Evil Dead series he was working on. Forget that! Evil Dead 2013 was terrible. I don’t want this bum anywhere near the MCU!