Michael Bay Rules Out Directing Any Marvel or DC Superhero Flick

To some this news will come as a disappointment. To others, a giant sense of relief. The Transformers: The Last Knight director has crafted his own style of big budget, CGI, blockbuster world with that particular franchise. And, while he always manages to score at the box office to keep studios happy, he rarely delivers beyond those metrics.

Yet the vacancy light on the director's chair for The Flash remains unfilled. With a number of future installments coming out from Marvel and DC, Bay is adamant that is not something he is open to - ever. It might be a case of famous last words should a good enough deal be put across his desk, but the filmmaker believes he has to have control of whatever he puts on screen.

Bay Sees Parallels Between DC and Marvel

Michael Bay on Transformers: The Last Knight Set

He remains a fan of the two sides of the superhero spectrum, until he identifies how the two mimick each other's work. Speaking to the press, Bay gave praise to Marvel until he took a shot at the industry for a lazy case of copycat.

"I really liked Civil War," begins Bay. "I like a lot of the Marvel movies. When I saw Iron Man, it broke a lot of new ground for me, and it was a great character. Funny, witty, I liked that about it.. I wonder where (superhero movies) are going to go. (Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Captain America: Civil War had) almost the same setup."

Bay Wants To Follow In Famous Footsteps


Putting himself in a league many would argue is above his station, Bay said that his compatriots like Alien director Ridley Scott and 69-year old legend Steven Spielberg are cut from the same cloth in terms of vision and control.

"It's not my thing, it's just not my gig," said Bay. "I don't ever wanna take someone like a third of something or second of something. I gotta do my own thing, because the most fun is when a real director creates the world. You know, you talk to Ridley Scott, one our favorite things to do is to create the world. Steven Spielberg, create the world. That is what it's about. If I were to do something I would have to redo it my way."

Source: Movie Web