Reportedly, Academy Award winner for Best Directing, Alfonso Cuarón, met with Warner Brothers about directing a DC Comics movie. It’s unknown which film, but it didn’t work out. This information comes courtesy of Revenge of the Fans Editor-in-Chief Mario-Francisco Robles:
Since you guys enjoyed my little #GreenLantern “What If?” scenario so much earlier this week, here’s another:
A few months back, Alfonso Cuarón met with WB about helming a #DC project. Those talks ultimately went nowhere.
But how amazing of a “get” would he have been? pic.twitter.com/aWoUhEa8Pu
— Mario-F. Robles (@I_Am_MFR) August 17, 2018
Cuarón previously helmed ‘Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban’, considered one of the best films in the series. But generally, his work has been more introspective, like dystopian drama ‘Children of Men’ and ‘Gravity’ which won an astounding seven Oscars. His latest film, ‘Roma’ for Netflix, is a black and white, Spanish language family drama. So it’s anybody’s guess as to which DC movie he might have been considered.
Warner Brothers already has John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein attached to ‘The Flash’, Ava DuVernay to ‘New Gods’, Chris McKay to ‘Nightwing’, Gavin O’Connor to ‘Suicide Squad 2’, Matt Reeves to ‘The Batman’, and Cathy Yan to ‘Birds of Prey’. ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout”s Christopher McQuarrie is rumored to be in talks for ‘Green Lantern Corps’. Todd Phillips is directing ‘Joker’ which is not connected to the others.
Among the other movies that are (or might be) in development are ‘Batgirl’, ‘Black Adam’, ‘Blue Beetle/Booster Gold’, ‘Cyborg’, ‘Gotham City Sirens’, a solo ‘Harley Quinn’, a ‘Harley Quinn/Joker’ romance and a solo ‘Joker’ movie for Jared Leto (not to be confused with the Todd Phillips movie), ‘Justice League Dark’, ‘Lobo’, and ‘Supergirl’. It’s also possible that sequels for ‘Man of Steel’ and ‘Justice League’ may be in the works. Movies featuring Will Smith’s Deadshot and Joe Manganiello’s Deathstroke were mentioned in the past, but it doesn’t look like those will lead to anything.
A movie based on ‘Sandman’ was in the works, but the ‘Sandman’ comic book is published under DC’s Vertigo imprint and doesn’t share continuity with the DC heroes. Even so, if I had to pick, this might be the one picture that would be the best fit for Cuarón.
But apparently, it doesn’t matter as he either passed or wasn’t able to come to a deal with WB. What DC movie would you have liked to have seen Cuarón direct?