Warcraft director Duncan Jones is about to enter the wide world of comic book movies. On Twitter, he announced his next project will be a comic book film, though he didn’t specify which one.
“I’m going to be making a comic book movie next! A pretty special one,” he teased, promising another hint in the days to come. His Tweet offers virtually no other clues about what this project may be.
A little nervous about this, but hell, nervous is where the fun is!
I’m going to be making a comic book movie next! A pretty special one.
That’s the initial tease…
Second tease to come in a few days!
— Duncan Jones (@ManMadeMoon) July 12, 2018
It’s worth pointing out that next week is Comic-Con International in San Diego, which means studios are preparing to make a slew of announcements about their upcoming films. Warner Bros. is expected to make a big showing there, with Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot rumored to appear and a Shazam! trailer confirmed for the big Hall H panel. Fox is also bringing Deadpool 2 “and maybe some surprises” to Hall H on Saturday night. Sony is slated to bring Venom and its animated film Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse to the convention as well. Marvel, on the other hand, is skipping SDCC this year.
Considering SDCC’s studio lineup, he could be attached to a DC project like The Flash or Green Lantern Corps, which both have been announced but don’t have a director as yet. Sony has been attempting several Spider-Man spinoffs of its own, including Venom and Morbius; both films have directors attached, but the studio could very well have another film — perhaps even an animated one like Into the Spider-Verse — in the works. Notably, Sony also has the rights to Valiant Entertainment’s upcoming Bloodshot film, so Jones’ project could play in that universe. Fox’s future is up in the air for now, considering the pending deal for Disney to buy it, but the studio seems to be forging on with X-Men properties like X-Men: Dark Phoenix and New Mutants.
Of course, Jones’ announcement could have nothing to do with SDCC at all. For instance, Marvel also has a few projects in the works, including an Eternals film and a Doctor Strange sequel; however, the studio has been keeping its cards close to its chest and promises to do so until Avengers 4 hits theaters.
Jones’ past films include Mute, Warcraft and Moon, which he wrote as well.
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