More news that isn’t news. And this one is a kicker.
I don’t have much to say about this one, really, and there’s not much to say. We all know who Edgar Wright is, right? The guy who was going to do Ant Man but got kicked to the curb by Marvel in favor of another director? And we all know why, right? Because Wright is something of an auteur, or author, so instead of making movies by committee like Marvel, Wright makes them by his own imagination and hard work. At least that’s the theory, anyway.
So good so far.
Now movie news websites are reporting that during interviewing Wright for his new film Baby Driver, Wright is claiming he wants to direct an DCEU film. The only problem is Wright never really says he wants to. Here’s the quote taken during a Den of Geek interview:
“I don’t know. I’m really not too familiar with their heroes, so I couldn’t say which one I would do.”
Basically the interviewer asked him a stupid question such as, dur, you fucked up at Marvel, would you like another try at the comic book wheel of life, as if the entire thing is a carnival game. And Wright naturally responds because he sort of has to do so.
You see it’s a stupid question, but he has to answer so he does, in the most hypothetical way. He probably would’ve responded similarly if the interviewer has asked him “would you like to shove an eggplant up your ass”, or “would you like to run over schoolchildren with your car”. It’s perhaps a dumb question but even dumb questions demand answers.
And from this dumb question, Screenrant writes up not one, not two, but FIVE paragraphs of fucking copy. I guess I’m amazed, and a little pissed, they have the writing talent, and gall, to spin a good five paragraph yarn about essentially nothing.