Spike Lee would consider directing a Marvel movie if the right opportunity presented itself. However, the director doesn’t seem too keen on the idea of getting behind the camera for a DC project. Sony’s Marvel movie Nightwatch was rumored to have Lee as a director, but nothing ever came of it. In 2018, he was asked about the project and if he was going to direct it. Lee simply said “no”. There has been no news on a possible night vision movie ever since.
While night vision it’s apparently off the table, Spike lee says he would like to direct a superhero movie. “I have nothing against Marvel. I grew up reading Spider-Man comics. For me, DC Comics was always cheesy,” Lee said in a new interview with Entertainment Weekly. When asked about calling DC Comics “cheesy”, Lee laughed. “I’m just saying. I was all about Marvel. If the right opportunity presents itself, I won’t campaign for it, but I will consider it.” Seeing Lee behind the camera for something in the Marvel Cinematic Universe would certainly be something that a lot of people would love to see, so let’s hope Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is listening.
Spike Lee got to work with the late Chadwick Boseman on Da 5 Bloods and recently talked about what it was like to direct the Black Panther actor in one of his final roles. “Chadwick meant a lot to people,” Lee said. “Think about the roles you’ve played: Jackie Robinson, James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, then Black Panther.” Boseman was able to transform into these characters, many of whom were real people, and bring them to life again on the big screen. His talent was not lost on Lee.
When it was time to do Give 5 Bloods, Spike Lee knew that Chadwick Boseman would be a perfect fit. “I knew it would be great at Give 5 Bloods because Stormin ‘Norman is a heroic character, “Lee said.” Chadwick comes with that kind of weight. When our brother made his transition from the physical world to the spiritual world, my wife and I returned and observed Give 5 Bloods. It was a different movie. ”Lee is not alone in re-watching Boseman’s performance after his death and taking something new from them. MCU fans have been doing the same, along with people who don’t even know what. Black Panther it is.
With the MCU expanding into the world of television with Disney +, the possibilities are endless for working with emerging and veteran directors like Spike Lee. Marvel Studios already has the next few years planned and ready to roll, but that doesn’t mean Lee can’t come and direct something in the future. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see if it enters the world of comic book movies. The interview with Spike Lee was originally conducted by Weekly entertainment.