Could Drew Goddard Direct A Superhero Film For Marvel Studios?

Shock Till You Drop recently sat down with director Drew Goddard to promote the Blu-Ray release of his recent horror blockbuster The Cabin In The Woods, ending the interview on an entirely unrelated and immensely thought-provoking high note for comic book fanboys to obsess over.

After discussing all the goodies you can find on Cabin In The Woods‘ Blu-Ray, Shock Til You Drop asked Goddard if he’d ever be interested in tackling a superhero film.

Here was the director’s response:

What Marvel character would I not love to get on?  That’s an easier question to answer.  I would love any of it and I love Marvel, Joss and what they’re doing.  It’s all about finding the right fit.  Directing…in order to do your job right, you have to find ways to make it personal, and if we can find the right fit, then I would love to do it.

I mean, he’s right. What director wouldn’t love to dive head first into a Marvel universe that only seems to be increasing in profitability and popularity?

The more interesting fact here isn’t the speculation though, it’s the convincingly plausible nature current situations tease.

For starters, Goddard already has experience working with Marvel universe overseer Joss Whedon, after the duo split writing duties on The Cabin In The Woods.  Whedon can do no wrong at Marvel studios right now, and I’m sure he could persuade studio executives given he wanted Goddard involved on a particular project.

As far as big budget studio films go, Goddard has already displayed proficient craftsmanship on two large-scale audience pleasers in Colverfield (which he wrote) and Cabin In The Woods. Even if you weren’t a fan of either film, you can’t deny Goddard’s knack for clean execution and entertaining delivery, as the two above films project a strong cinematic prowess.

So now you’ve got two good reasons to give Goddard a hero, but which costumed character would fit best? Goddard even admits you can’t just give a director any film, as the helmer needs to make the experience personal and unique. Well, Goddard has that too.

Growing up a die-hard Daredevil fan, Goddard possesses a deep-rooted knowledge and obsessive interest that could be strong enough to make us forget about Ben Affleck’s stint as The Man Without Fear. Fox originally had the blind hero’s rights, but at this point Daredevil looks to be reverting back to Marvel Studios, just in time for Joss Whedon’s “Phase 2” initiative.

So while only speculation of the topic exists, Drew Goddard surely makes a strong case to direct a Marvel film. Not only does he know Marvel’s most trusted advisor, golden boy Joss Whedon, but Goddard also has the love and passion a director needs in order to push a film from mediocrity to glory. There’s no reason to trust me just yet, but all these factors lead me to believe we could be seeing Cloverfield‘s writer venture into comic book territory sooner than later.

What to you think?  Does Drew Goddard have an impressive enough resumé to win him a directing gig?

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Matt Donato

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