Mission: Impossible Director Teases His Superman Movie, Our Scoop Confirmed?

Appearing to confirm our previous reports, it looks like Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie is set to direct the next Superman movie.

By Britta DeVore | Published

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Just as Giant Freakin Robot first reported a few months ago with news from a trusted inside source, it seems that Mission: Impossible director Christopher McQuarrie will be the first in line to get his hands on the directorial position of the latest Superman flick. In a recent Twitter back-and-forth, which you can see below, McQuarrie only further stoked the flames of speculation when a fan reached out and suggested that the Jack Reacher director should join the gang over at DC Studios for recently instituted co-CEO James Gunn’s new spin on the beloved character. McQuarrie responded in the most cheeky way imaginable.

Signing off with a “Have a great holiday,” McQuarrie’s unspecific yet speculative answer has sent many DC fans into a frenzy, hoping that there will be a link between the Mission: Impossible director and the next Superman movie. This isn’t the first time that The Way of the Gun director has voiced interest in making a jump to superhero flicks. Back in 2018, while attending CinemaCon, McQuarrie spoke with a journalist for ComicBook and, in a clip that you can see below, responded to a different tweet in which he expressed his desire to shoot a Superman flick.

At the time, the director had recently worked with Henry Cavill on Mission Impossible: Fallout (the duo also teamed up for Rogue Nation in 2015) and said that they had talked about all things Superman, including where McQuarrie would take The Last Son of Krypton should he stand behind a film in the future. While he didn’t give specifics, McQuarrie said that both men swapped their ideas, with Cavill also sharing what new heights he’d like to see the character reach over the next several years.

At the end of the interview, McQuarrie says that while he hasn’t been approached by any studio execs, “they know where to find me,” revealing that he’s game if they’re looking. We first brought you the news surrounding McQuarrie’s possible future involvement with DC following this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, which also heard the first whispers of Henry Cavill taking leave from his role after nearly a decade.

Now that we know those rumors are true, and that James Gunn and Peter Safran will be revamping the tale, we’re just biding our time waiting for the rest to fall into place. Now would be as good a time as any for the Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation director to steer the Superman franchise in a new direction. As for the shoutout to Pom Klementieff in his tweet, McQuarrie is referencing the fact that the Uncut Gems actress will be appearing in both James Gunn’s third and final MCU Guardians of the Galaxy film as well as McQuarrie’s upcoming Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1.

Both projects are due out in 2023, which will not only free up the Mission: Impossible director but also James Gunn should they decide to move forward with a new Superman movie together. With a mutual love for Pom Klementieff, who Marvel fans know as the dry and aloof Mantis, maybe the actress will make an appearance should the two action legends join forces to bring us a new Superman feature.