Selma Director Ava DuVernay Interested In Directing A Marvel Film?


Hit Fix sat down with Ava DuVernay to chat about her Oscar nominated film Selma, which she directed and co-wrote. During their discussion, DuVernay was asked if she had any interest in directing a film for Marvel Studios if they were to call her. DuVernay's name has been bandied about by fans ever since Selma was released. Although, she isn't familiar with Marvel's stable of superheroes she knows what type of story should would want to make if given the chance


Hit Fix: If Marvel comes calling do you sign up?

Ava DuVernay: Okay, are we talking about Marvel coming to call? (Hearty chuckle) You think Marvel's gonna ... gonna...

Hit Fix: Why not?

Ava DuVernay: Okay, maybe. I like that! He said, 'Why not?' If Marvel comes... Which character do you think?

Hit Fix: Who would you want to direct?

Ava DuVernay: I don't know, I don't know enough about Marvel. That would probably be the first step. Figure out what they got over there. But, I'm not a big comic book fan, but I know I love to deconstruct heroes, deconstruct myths. I probably want to do some origin story. You know, where you get to the core of it before they get their powers. I don't know. I don't know about Marvel. I know I love to tell all sorts of stories, so I don't say no to anything. Everything is possible.              

Ava DuVernay's Selma is still playing in theaters. The film was nominated by the Academy Awards for Best Picture and Best Song.