Marvel Studios' Phase Four plans remain a mystery, but it appears the studio is already approaching potential directors for future films, including Super Troopers actor and director Jay Chandrasekhar.
Speaking to SyFy Wire, Chandrasekhar revealed he recently met with Marvel Studios' President Kevin Feige about a potential future project. According to Chandrasekhar, Feige gave him a Marvel Character Encyclopedia and asked if there were any potential properties he was interested in tackling. This, of course, does not mean Chandrasekhar will direct -- and/or possibly star in -- an upcoming Marvel film, but it does show the studio is continuing to reach out to unexpected prospects for its future.
The subject came up after Chandrasekhar expressed his love of the Archie comics. While he was adamant he wouldn't watch the CW's Riverdale -- although he does think it sounds awesome -- that hasn't stopped him from being interested in live-action adaptations of some other comic characters. When SyFy asked if he had any interest in tackling a comic book television show or film, Chandrasekhar seemed to suggest he had some interest in developing a Marvel project, although he was still figuring out what project that could possibly be.
"They sent me the Marvel Encyclopedia and they said, what do you guys want to do?" he explained. "So, it's upstairs. My kid's going through it. And he's going to make a list of what he thinks we should do, and I'll go through it. I'm curious to see what a 13-year-old's mind comes up with."
However, Chandrasekhar was quick to note the meeting with Marvel was a general one and that he was more than likely just "one of many" to be approached by the studio: "We just had a general meeting. I'm sure I'm not the only one."
He followed up to the interview on Twitter to dispel rumors that Marvel was looking to work with the Broken Lizard production team.
Marvel has NOT approached the Broken Lizard team. Kevin and I had a general meeting there to chat about future ideas. Nothing more.— Jay Chandrasekhar (@jaychandrasekha) June 6, 2018
It remains to be seen whether or not Marvel Studios and Chandrasekhar will come together to work on a future project. However, it's clear the studio is already looking well beyond Phase Four, and it'll be exciting to see what other new properties will be joining The Eternals on the big screen.