Christopher McQuarrie Will 'Never Again' Pitch a Superman Movie to WB

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DC fans might be holding onto the hope that Christopher McQuarrie work on a brand new Superman movie for the DC Extended Universe, however, it seems like the Mission: Impossible – Fallout director isn't too keen on asking Warner Brothers to do another Man of Steel movie.

Last Friday, the critically-acclaimed filmmaker was told by a fan that they would "sure would love a Superman movie from you."


McQuarrie had once pitched a Superman movie with DC Extended Universe star Henry Cavill. The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice star had worked with McQuarrie on Fallout, and the two had created a pretty great Superman pitch on the set of the action movie. However, for whatever reason, Warner Brothers decided to pass on the pitch that the two made.

Responding to the fan's post, McQuarrie said that he had already pitched a Superman movie to Warner Brothers and that he'd never really do it again.

"I asked once. I will never ask again," the director said in his post that has since been deleted from Twitter (via Reddit).

Deadpool comic book creator Rob Liefeld decided to jump in on the conversation, shaming Warner Brothers on letting up such a great offer.


"Shame on Warner Brothers," Liefeld wrote on McQuarrie's post.

The filmmaker was still gracious though, saying that the studio has had so many organizational problems over the past few years.

"They have their own problems and I sympathize. Deeply. But after 25 years of hearing no, even an idiot like me gets the message. I go where I'm valued," McQuarrie wrote.

It's definitely a shame that Warner Brothers passed up on McQuarrie's pitch. We would have loved to see what the filmmaker had in mind for Clark Kent.


DC's next film, Birds of Prey (And The Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is set for release on February 7, 2020.

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