Spike Lee Bashes ‘Corny’ DC Comics, Says He’s Open to Directing a Marvel Movie

Spike Lee at the Los Angeles premiere of "BlacKkKlansman" at the Academy's Samuel Goldwyn Theatre, Beverly Hills, USA 08 Aug. 2019 — Photo by Featureflash/Deposit Photos.

Is there a Marvel movie in Spike Lee’s future? If he had to choose between Marvel and its rival DC Comics, Lee would definitely pick the home of Iron Man, Captain America and the rest of the Avengers.

The Da 5 Bloods director recently talked with Entertainment Weekly in an interview about his four-decade career and upcoming projects for the outlet’s “A Celebration of Black Film” print special edition.

EW asked the 2019 Oscar winner if he would consider directing a superhero movie and Lee said he wouldn’t turn down the opportunity.

“I grew up reading Spider-Man comic books. To me, DC Comics was always corny,” the BlacKkKlansman screenwriter said.

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“I was all about Marvel. If the right opportunity comes across, I’m not campaigning for it, but I will give it consideration,” he slyly added.

If Lee eventually directs for the superhero franchise, he’ll join other Academy Award-winning directors who have lent their talents to Marvel such as Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon director Ang Lee who helmed 2003 film Hulk.

Ryan Coogler will be directing and writing Black Panther 2, slated to start production later this year.

Other upcoming films in Marvel’s Phase 4 of releases this year include Black Widow starring Scarlett Johansson and Eternals co-starring Brian Tyree Henry (Atlanta).

As previously reported, Lee’s next project will be an upcoming movie musical on the origin story of Pfizer’s Viagra drug.