Derrickson to step down; who should direct?

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  1. Heretic Registered

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    I'm not a huge fan of Derrickson...he's not near my top Horror directors circle.

    HOWEVER, I'm worried that the reason why he's gone is because he was actually making a dark Horror fantasy film and Marvel got cold feet and wants a superhero film that they can say is Horror but really isn't at all. If that's the case, then I'm disappointed and my interest in this film collapses.

    If it's because he wasn't going "there" ENOUGH...into the wacky and fantasy etc...then...good riddance. AND...I could see Marvel getting someone mostly unknown like Panos Cosmatos to direct.
     
  2. Shinobi Shaw Hellfire Club's Black King

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    This is a job for Joss Whedon.
     
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    I liked the first film and while I would have been fine with Derrickson not coming back originally, I think a lot of the problems people have with the first one don't all fall on him alone.
     
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    If I had to guess, I think expecting part of the reason to be that Scott wanted the movie to be darker and more horror like is probably the case. But that doesn't necessarily mean this movie by not going dark or horror enough is going to be bad. It really depends on the execution of the script whether those elements are balanced properly or not.
     
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  5. OtherwiseKnownAs We live inside a dream

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    Eh, Strange was at his best when anyone other than Derrickson was working on him. No great loss.
     
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  6. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    Yeah, that is the thing. Strange was a lot better in Ragnarok and Infinity War imo.
     
  7. kvz5 HBIC

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    Well if we want to go full horror...

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    Travis knight?
     
  9. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    Again with this type of suggestion I have to ask why would Travis Knight want to work on this movie? He is currently a hot name so why would he come work on a movie that is on such a tight schedule when he can work on something and develop it from scratch? That's why I don't think it's going to be anybody like that
     
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  10. MahvelBaby! Registered

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    I'm bummed only because it sucks when there's issues behind the scenes that can affect a film I'm looking forward to and I'm a huge supporter of the first DS

    That being said...scott derrickson is NOT irreplaceable
     
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    Idk why did he want to do uncharted at one point who knows. Lol
     
  12. Marvel united Omega level Mutant

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    Knight for Fantastic Four
     
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  13. MahvelBaby! Registered

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    I'ma throw in more unrealistic choices just because trololol


    John Krasinski
     
  14. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    But the difference is he came onto Uncharted much earlier in that project development phase. This movie is going to shoot in a couple of months. He's not going to have time to make changes to the scripts that he wants or really put his fingerprint on this movie. They're not going to get a guy like Travis Knight for that reason
     
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    What if they bring back Joss Whedon?
    He wouldn't be writing, or fully writing, if that's the main concern. He did great as a director, IMO, especially with the first Avengers. And he also did a good job with Wanda in AoU.
    Mostly I'd like for his last job in the superheroe genre to not be that JL fiasco.
     
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  16. MahvelBaby! Registered

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    Sigh this bummed me out
     
  17. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    To get in the studios good graces, and then make the movie you really want?
     
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    Travis knight strikes me as the team player type
     
  19. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    Travis Knight doesn't have to do that though. He's already in high demand by like everyone. He can wait on a more attractive project.
     
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    I don’t him wasted on a project he didn’t start from scratch. As a poster earlier suggested, I’d rather see him on something like Fantastic Four. He’d be perfect for that.
     
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  21. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    Well not if he wants to make something specific. Say he wants to do something specifically for Disney. As in demand as he might be, it's Disney. Not everyone is lining up their computers to direct their next Superman movie.
     
  22. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    Considering Kubo, I'd think he'd be better off doing something with a bit more edge then the Fantastic Four. I liked Bumblebee, but it wasn't close to his first effort.
     
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    I could see them getting someone like William Eubank. An up and comer type
     
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  24. Spider-Fan SHHFFL 2014/2019 Champion

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    Technically, sure. But I pretty much feel like if he called and just said he wanted to work on that project that he would just work on the project he wanted to in the first place. Again, he's in demand.
     
  25. DarthSkywalker May the Force Be With You

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    Being in demand doesn't make you Nolan. There is being in demand, and there is being in demand. Taika is in demand, but he still needs to pitch to Disney. Knight is doing The Six Billion Dollar Man right now. That isn't the most in demand there is. Mcquarrie was in demand in 2015, still found a way to help out on Rogue One.
     

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