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Sorry Fans, 'The Raid' Director Gareth Evans Says He's Not Sure He Could Deliver A PG-13 Superhero Movie

Photo of Kevin Jagernauth By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist August 26, 2013 at 10:16AM

As equally exciting for comic book fans as speculating about what new turn the next Marvel movie (or three) will take, is imagining what would happen if a beloved cult director took the helm of a franchise. But those kind of filmmakers aren't always interested. "Attack the Block" helmer Joe Cornish famously turned down what eventually became "A Good Day to Die Hard," and Neill Blomkamp has stated his reservations about tackling franchise movies. And now you can add another director to those who aren't eager to leap into those waters.
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As equally exciting for comic book fans as speculating about what new turn the next Marvel movie (or three) will take, is imagining what would happen if a beloved cult director took the helm of a franchise. But those kind of filmmakers aren't always interested. "Attack the Block" helmer Joe Cornish famously turned down what eventually became "A Good Day to Die Hard," and Neill Blomkamp has stated his reservations about tackling franchise movies. And now you can add another director to those who aren't eager to leap into those waters.

Gareth Evans, who is currently hard at work on his sequel to the action flick "The Raid: Redemption," has also shared his concerns about taking on a comic book movie. "It's tough. The thing is right now, where I am, the kind of things that I'm doing, I don't know if I fit the superhero mold yet. It's something I need to learn at some point but I don't know if I can deliver a PG-13 movie," he told Flicks And The City. "I don't know how to do that yet. I should learn but yeah, I'm not sure. Maybe a darker, superhero [film] from Marvel." 

It would seem Evans isn't quite sure he can fashion the kind of movie someone like Marvel wants to make (a four quadrant hit) with his own more twisted sensibilities. Can he find a common ground between those two sides? Anything is possible, but it also doesn't seem like Evans is in a particular rush either. Food for thought, at least. What do you think? Would you like Evans to helm a comic book flick or should he stick to the stories he wants to tell? [via Comic Book Movie]

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