Christopher McQuarrie's DCEU pitch tied Superman with Green Lantern

Gregory Wakeman
Contributor
Director Christopher McQuarrie poses during a photocall for the world premiere of "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" in Paris, France, July 12, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie has taken to Twitter to discuss his failed attempts to join the DC Extended Universe, revealing that he wanted Superman to tie in with Green Lantern.

McQuarrie, who won an Academy Award for scribing The Usual Suspects, oversaw Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and Fallout, and will write and direct the upcoming seventh and eight installments to the series, opened up about his discussions with Warner Bros, and they clearly didn’t go too well.

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After being asked on Twitter whether he was actually ever attached to Green Lantern, McQuarrie responded, “Too complicated to explain. It tied into the Superman movie that Cavill and I were proposing. No takers.”

Henry Cavill as Superman in Man Of Steel

McQuarrie went even further with his criticisms, attacking the current state of Hollywood and how he is treated. “The studios have never cared for my original ideas. They prefer that I fix their broken ones,” wrote McQuarrie, who has script-doctored the likes of X-Men, The Wolverine, and Rogue One: A Story Wars Story and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol.

The acclaimed filmmaker added that while he wrote out a pitch for Green Lantern his pitch for Superman was just a meeting. Rather than turning him down flat, McQuarrie insisted that Warner Bros never actually “said no.” Instead, “They just never moved on it.”

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“This was just before Fallout was released,” he continued. “And no, I would not reconsider. There’s too many other things I want to do.”

We’ll get to see two of those things when Mission: Impossible 7 and 8 when they are released on July 23, 2021, and August 5, 2022, respectively.