Iron Man 3 Director on the Black Panther and Nick Fury Movies He Wanted

During an interview with Collider that ran earlier today, Iron Man 3 filmmaker Shane Black was cornered about what Marvel movies he might do if he was given carte blanche to run wild, have an R rating if he wanted--the works.

His answer was surprisingly candid, saying that he'd like to do two movies, neither of which can happen due to circumstances outside of his control and largely unrelated to the stories themselves.

"I don’t know. I always thought that certain characters could be adapted in a cool way," Black said. I wanted to do…Quentin Tarantino kind of poisoned the well with Django, but I always thought there was a 1970’s version of Black Panther, which was [a] period that could be really cool and involved a lot of the racial tensions of that time. That’s not going to happen. Other Marvel movies that I really loved, or marvel comics growing up, God, mostly just the typical ones. Nick Fury Agent of Shield the Steranko years. But you can’t do them because Sam Jackson is 60 years old and he plays this sort of patriarchal figure now, but Nick Fury was what I adored growing up. If you ever read the ones [Jim] Steranko did for Tales of Suspense followed by Nick Fury standalone 1-8, some of the best comics ever made."

What do you think--would you have liked to see the Brothers Bloom and Kiss Kiss Bang Bang director take on Fury as a spy thriller?