Although he’s expressed his interest in directing both James Bond and Star Wars movies in recent weeks, it seems that Arrival and Blade Runner 2049 helmer Denis Villeneuve has ruled himself out of tackling a superhero movie.
Speaking to the Happy Sad Confused podcast, Villeneuve stated that: “I’m not from that culture. I’m French-Canadian which means that my culture is European. I was influenced by authors from France and Belgium, and Europeans are graphic novelists. Honestly, I know very little about… Most of them, I don’t know their name. I know sometimes I don’t know, so it means I’m not the right person to do them. To do those movies you need to love those characters and I’m a stranger.”
Despite being linked on numerous occasions to the director’s chair on Bond 25, Villeneuve is currently prepping his next project, as he returns to the sci-fi genre for an adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic novel Dune.