Why Parasite Director Bong Joon-ho Won’t Direct Marvel Movies
Bong Joon-ho might be having one of the best times of his life thanks to his movie Parasite. The director might have finally achieved high goals to direct super-hit movies with this one. Not only did this movie earn $136 million worldwide, but also holds nominations in six categories for 2020 Oscars. The movie is so successful that it is one of the highest-grossing movies among foreign titles. Parasite’s fame has also led the interviewers to ask its director one of the common questions: “Will You Ever Direct Marvel Movies?”
Parasite Director Talks About His Marvel Possibility
Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho thinks that he and Marvel movies are not fit for each other. He explained this in Variety’s The Big Tick podcast. He said that he thinks Marvel would never want a director like him. He doesn’t expect any offer coming for him anytime soon however, he does enjoy James Gunn and James Mangold’s Logan.
“… and I think they are great directors who can handle great projects like that. The film industry seems complicated, but I think it’s quite simple for directors. It’s just best to do what you’re good at. And so I don’t really think Marvel and I are suitable for each other. That’s something I just intuitively feel.”
Though the Parasite’s director said it himself, we also felt the same way about this. The size of Parasite and its budget is what the Oscar-nominated man will be good at. The director continued this discussion by saying that he “felt much more comfortable with” the movie. Joon-ho wants to continue doing movies that he can give a meticulous and focused approach.
However, he also clarified his stance that it is not because of any fear or modesty of doing Marvel movies. But, it is “about doing what suits me the best.” You can listen to the podcast on Parasite, and much more here.
In a lighter note, Parasite’s Bong Joon-ho also revealed that he has never prepared his acceptance speech, and one must not expect one for Oscars either. He revealed that he relies on his translator to translate his words while he thinks about what to say next.
Joon-ho might not think he is available for Marvel movies. However, perhaps we can expect more of Parasite-like movies in the future. Especially now that he is under the radar.