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Toxic Fandom Has Turned Off Director From Wanting to Make Star Wars or Superhero Films

Christopher McQuarrie Doesn't Want To Make Star Wars or Superhero Film Now

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Christopher McQuarrie isn't interested in joining Star Wars or a superhero franchise anymore, and it's all thanks to the internet. McQuarrie has been a major force in Hollywood for the last two decades. After early pairings with Bryan Singer on Public Access and The Usual Suspects, he's become one of Tom Cruise's most frequent collaborators. He helped write Valkyrie, Edge of Tomorrow and The Mummy for Cruise, but also directed him in Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, and again in the soon-to-be-released Mission: Impossible - Fallout.

With a string of hits, and another likely on the way with Fallout, fans have been excited for McQuarrie to possibly take on more major franchises. While he denied rumors he was involved with Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, he's been open to the idea of joining DC. However, interest in both of these properties has vanished after he caught a glimpse at the vile tendency of fandom.

Thanks to some interaction on Twitter with Star Wars: The Last Jedi director Rian Johnson, McQuarrie saw what it is like to interact with portions of the Star Wars fan base. The responses McQuarrie saw were so mean spirited that he isn't sure how Rian deals with it on a daily basis. Going a step further, though, he says he's been "cured" from ever wanting to be involved with Star Wars. Not only that, but his disinterest has spread to superhero films as well.





McQuarrie is one of Hollywood's most talented directors and to know he's no longer interested in these blockbusters, thanks to the internet, is troublesome. This issue extends beyond just McQuarrie, however, as other writers, directors, and even actors may feel the same way, which could result in great opportunities being passed up because of fear of harassment. Online abuse is a problem that has only continued to grow with Millie Bobby Brown and Kelly Marie Tran being just a few people to experience this recently.

It isn't like McQuarrie wasn't eyeing these films before either. He went as far as to say all Henry Cavill had to do was ask and he'd re-team with his Fallout star to direct Man of Steel 2. There were even rumors of him possibly being in contention for Green Lantern Corps. Tom Cruise has been on the wish list for Hal Jordan for a while, so the chance to work together again could've lured them both. But, if McQuarrie truly doesn't have interest in dealing with this level of fandom, then he could pass on this opportunity. So, unless something changes dramatically, don't expect to see McQuarrie's name on a Star Wars, MCU, DCEU, or even an X-Men movie in the future.
Source: https://screenrant.com/christopher-m...vies-director/


I quite like a few movies in McQuarrie's filmography, especially Edge of Tomorrow and Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation. It's a shame the thought of joining a Star Wars or superhero universe is not fun and the idea is so off putting to him due to the amount of vitriol that comes from a specific segment in the fandom. I remember when these films were dream projects for filmmakers.

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Re: Toxic Fandom Has Turned Off Director From Wanting to Make Star Wars or Superhero Films

unironically describing someone as "toxic"

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Star Wars and DC movies I agree with, but when it comes to Marvel pretty much everyone spends their days applauding even the worst of their production. I'd suggest him to try with them, won't get as much hate as the other two franchises.
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Re: Toxic Fandom Has Turned Off Director From Wanting to Make Star Wars or Superhero Films

Directing a Star Wars film these days seems like it'd be a nightmare for reasons that have nothing to do with fans or social media.
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It's going to always be a part of any major franchise because social media enables anyone to troll. You can either accept it or not play at all.
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Directing a Star Wars film this day seems like it'd be a nightmare for reasons that have nothing to do with fans or social media.
Directing a Star Wars film this day also seems like it'd be a nightmare for reasons that are exclusively to do with fans and social media.

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It's the nature of the business sadly. I never thought I'd see a more pissy fanbase than comic book fans, but movie fans who think they're comic book fans despite never reading any are infinitely worse.

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Why do anything? You're going to have people pissed at you for some reason, from angry fans to SJWs and Religious folk. Social Media itself is toxic.

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This is stupid. If you don't want to get a lot of shit don't make bad movies. You'll always get a little regardless of what you do just because of social media but it's pretty manageable.
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It's the nature of the business sadly. I never thought I'd see a more pissy fanbase than comic book fans, but movie fans who think they're comic book fans despite never reading any are infinitely worse.
Good shout, but they're still behind the retro videogame experts who shit on anything modern, and the metal elitists.


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