Max Landis is best known in the comic book community for writing Chronicle, a film that was very well received among many comic fans, and for directing The Death And Return Of Superman, a 2011 short. In a recent Reddit AMA, Landis fielded a ton of questions about comics, comic book movies, and superheroes, with a few interesting answers scattered throughout, including some exciting information about a Wonder Woman movie.
One very interesting answer revealed some mystery project that it sounds like Landis has coming up. One user asked: “If you could do a reboot of any character, TV show or film what would it be? And what would you do with it?” Landis replied with a short, cryptic “You’ll know sooner than you think.” That could be a reference to the still untitled Frankenstein project he’s working on, but it seems like if that was the case he would’ve just said so, meaning there’s a chance something else exciting is on the horizon. He also confirmed that he is indeed interested in directing a superhero film, and said we’ll see which one he would direct, which makes it sound like that movie is on the way.
The big question he answered asked if he had total freedom to make any superhero flick, what would it be and why. Check out that full question and his answer below.
zattk94: Presented with the opportunity to write a super flick, that would get made regardless, for any character, any arc, anything you want. Who would you choose and why?
Landis: Either a version of Green Lantern that played like ET meets Stand By Me using the goth/punk seen and Kyle Raynor, or Wonder-Woman, using a pitch that I intend to make to WB.
So is he saying that he already has his Wonder Woman pitch ready? It’ll be interesting to see if Warner Bros. wants to hear any pitches from Landis after he uh… spoke less than kindly about Man Of Steel. That being said, I’d love to see what Landis could do with Wonder Woman, as he’s an innovative and talented writer, and that’s probably what it’s going to take to get her to the big screen.
In terms of other interesting answers, Landis was asked which comic story he’d love to bring to the big screen and answered “Batman: The Long Halloween” (which I would pay unspeakable amounts of money to see). He was also asked what he thought of Ben Affleck as Batman. His answer: “Everyone’s version of Batman would be different, but I think Affleck is probably fine.”
But the really interesting news here is that Landis is rebooting some well-known characters, has a superhero flick planned, and intends to make a Wonder Woman pitch to Warner.
Head on down to the comments section and share your thoughts on any and all of that.