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