Michael Bay On Why He Won’t Direct Superhero Movies

If you haven’t noticed by now, comic book movies are taking over the movie industry. Cinematic universes are the latest trend to ensure successful movies and a standalone movie based on comic books will hardly ever live on top of the charts for two weeks in a row. Marvel has been considered a pioneer of this idea and competitors have started to establish the same concept with their own special touch to ensure originality.

Marvel movies have been the pinnacle of comic book media since its inception and with a slew of new heroes and existing sequels coming up, it looks like they’re here to stay. This obviously peaks actor’s interests and possibly some directors as well. Rising stars looking to solidify their place among the A-list might take a role to ensure their name gets head and actors who haven’t been onscreen lately might make their glorified comeback in a movie that is sure to attract audiences far and wide. Michael Bay doesn’t seem interested in associating himself in that world anytime soon, even though he’s a fan of Marvel movies:

“I really liked Civil War. I like a lot of the Marvel movies. When I saw Iron Man, it broke a lot of new ground for me, and it was a great character. Funny, witty, I liked that about it. I wouldn’t want to, it’s not my thing, it’s just not my gig. I don’t ever wanna take someone like a third of something or second of something. I gotta do my own thing cause the most fun is when a real director creates the world. You know, you talk to Ridley Scott, one our favorite things to do is to create the world. Steven Spielberg, create the world. That is what it’s about. If I were to do something I would have to redo it my way.”

Michael Bay might not want to do a sequel in the upcoming future but that doesn’t mean Marvel can’t approach him for an upcoming origin story. Fans of the director and billion-dollar franchise will have to wait and see if the two collaborate soon. Do you think Michael Bay should direct a Marvel movie? Sound off in the comments below or head over to our Twitter/Instagram!

Source: Heroic Hollywood

Hamed Alazzamy

Avid watcher of comic book movies. Head Contributor of Comic Drops, LLC. Owns a unicorn ranch. See through my eyes on Instagram: @Hamazzamy