‘Mission: Impossible’ Director Still Waiting On Call To Make Superman Movie

Christopher McQuarrie Superman Henry CavillChristopher McQuarrie has still yet to receive a call from Warner Bros. to step behind the camera for a Superman film.

While promoting his latest effort, Mission: Impossible – Fallout, McQuarrie previously expressed interested in stepping on board for a Superman film after he revealed he had discussed Man of Steel sequel ideas with Superman actor Henry Cavill while the two were working together on the big budget blockbuster. When asked by screenwriter Zack Stentz whether or not he could write a draft for the director, McQuarrie teased that he would call him, should the studio ever move forward with McQuarrie directing. Stentz himself is no stranger to comic book properties as he has written on several projects such as X-Men: First Class, Thor, and The CW’s hit series The Flash.


Whether or not Cavill will return to the role of Superman is currently in question as Cavill’s representatives failed to reach an agreement with Warner Bros. for a cameo in the upcoming Shazam! film which resulted in the actor exiting negotiations to reprise his role as the Last Son of Krypton in future DC films.

Warner Bros. is reportedly considering Michael B. Jordan as its next Superman. The studio is also developing a standalone Supergirl film which will feature an origin story for Superman’s cousin Kara Zor El. Oren Uziel (22 Jump Street) is writing the script.

What do you think about McQuarrie potentially directing a Superman film? Would he be a good fit?

Cavill can be seen in his latest outing as Superman in Justice League. Directed by Zack Snyder, Justice League stars Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa, Ray Fisher, Jeremy Irons, Diane Lane, Connie Nielsen, J. K. Simmons, and Ciarán Hinds.

Fueled by his restored faith in humanity and inspired by Superman’s selfless act, Bruce Wayne enlists the help of his newfound ally, Diana Prince, to face an even greater enemy. Together, Batman and Wonder Woman work quickly to find and recruit a team of metahumans to stand against this newly awakened threat. But despite the formation of this unprecedented league of heroes—Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg and The Flash—it may already be too late to save the planet from an assault of catastrophic proportions.

Justice League is now available on Blu-Ray, DVD, and Digital HD.

  • Nick Farina

    Jesus Christ, WB, what is wrong with you people?! You have the best action writer/directer in the biz basically asking to make this movie and you respond with radio silence. Morons.

    • deevo.

      I mean, do they NOT want to make money?

  • nelson

    I hope this is a wake up call for WB. Just pay pay Henry Cavill whatever he wants and make the movie as soon as possible.

  • alexpedro

    Henry was amazing as August Walker and I can’t wait to see him back in a Superman movie. Chris McQuarrie is such a talent. Don’t waste this opportunity, WB.

  • razorstar90

    Their too busy with Harley Quinn and Joker movies to care.

    • Nick Farina

      The sad thing is that you’re not wrong. They’re buried in spin-off scripts for the ill received Suicide Squad, but don’t have the time to bring in one of the best directors in the business to do Superman. Something he’s said multiple times he WANTS to do. Unreal.

      • razorstar90

        This is why I’m done with the DCEU. I just don’t want to support this direction they’re going in. I’ll see Wonder Woman and Matt Reeve’s Batman. But all these spin offs…No.

        The only way WB will listen is if, it affects their bottom line.

        • Nick Farina

          It just seems like they’re flying by the seat of their pants when it comes to DC. How they’re not getting this guy to do Superman while he’s free is utterly dumbfounding, and sad for the fans.

          • nelson

            This is what happens when you have Kevin Tsujihara in charge of WB/DC.

          • Michael Moore

            They aren’t flying by the seat of their pants…anymore. Walter Hamada has a plan of what he wants the WODC to be. I have a feeling something is in the works with Cavill, but one of Hamada’s rules is he isn’t officially announcing anything until it is casting. So no more making announcements like Marvel about films coming years down the road. So something could be happening with Superman, but we won’t know it until he’s ready for us to. I think the Cavill stuff is all about contract negotiations.

  • JNAZ

    Directed by Chris MCQuarrie?? Written by Zack Stentz?? Starring the best freakin superman since Reeves?? Man of Steel 2 has pretty much made itself, all WB has to do is greenlight it! WTH Warner Bros????? Instead they want to risk the franchise on a supergirl movie?? That’s like a supermodel is getting naked right in front of you and you’re too busy scanning through tinder. Stupid!

  • Benjamin Blatter

    Christopher Mcquarrie has reinvigorated the Mission Impossible franchise. Won respect and admiration and likely highly sort after.

    Ergo – no way will Warner sign him to do Superman. I mean that would be giving people what they want, can’t have that.

    • deevo.

      But don’t you want a Supergirl movie and 2 Joker movies instead?

  • deevo.

    This director is talented but he’s been cited as not being a comic book guy. If his understanding of Superman is limited, that would be a risk….the good news is that I am sure there are many good directors who would do a Superman movie.

  • deevo.

    Hey if this means we’ll see Supes deliver stunning nut strikes to a winded Brainiac after lifting him up Reacher style and saying “you’re ok, you’re ok.” I am SO in.