Greta Gerwig Wants to Direct Superhero or Action Movie

Barbie goes rogue, maybe?
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The Oscar-nominated director Greta Gerwig is open to directing a superhero film or an action blockbuster in the future if a suitable idea comes up.

Gerwig now has the world at her feet post Barbie, and she has no plans to limit herself to a certain cinematic genre just yet. In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, the Ladybird director said that she is up for directing action movies.

“It would have to be something I had a feeling for and a relationship to. A well-shot, well-executed action movie is just incredible. It’s a dance. I’ve never done anything like that. But even in a small way, working with the stunt coordinator who did fight choreography on Barbie, he was just fascinating. It was so fun to talk to him.”


It’s also worth noting that these remarks came just days after she announced a contract with Netflix to adapt C.S. Lewis’ classic Chronicles of Narnia.

While talking about balancing different kinds of films she said, “I think probably every director has a fantasy baseball league in their head of what movies they want to make. There’s some movies I’d like to make that require a big canvas. At the same time, I’ve seen so many directors move between bigger movies and smaller movies: Chloé Zhao doing Nomadland and making Eternals. Or Steven Soderbergh, or even my weekend buddy Chris Nolan. He made the Dark Knight trilogy – and they’re wonderful – and then made The Prestige, which is not a tiny movie, but it is also not the same thing. I want to play in lots of different worlds. That’s the goal.”

Greta Gerwig’s Barbie will release on 21 July.



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