June 5, 2023
Christopher McQuarrie in front of DC's Kingdom Come artwork by Alex Ross.

Mission Impossible director could join James Gunn’s DCU on one condition

Christopher McQuarrie says he would direct a DC movie if Pom Klementieff, an actor linked to his new film and DC boss James Gunn, is in the cast.

Christopher McQuarrie could consider moving from Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning to a project in the DC Universe movies only if a certain actor is present.

The long date Impossible mission the director reacted to a Tweet asking if he would direct James Gunn’s new film Superman prequel or any future DCU film, writing “James and I have no ability to collaborate until we are each done harnessing the unimaginable power of Pom Klementieff.” In turn, McQuarrie’s Tweet received a three-hearted comment from the guardians of the galaxy The Mantis actor, who currently has an unknown role in the director’s latest installment coming to the MID franchise, Dead Reckoning part one.

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Prospects for Pom Klementieff in James Gunn’s DCU

Although Gunn has yet to release a full DCU timeline, he recently suggested that Klementieff will play a role in his franchise. Having played Mantis in various media since Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Klementieff recently won acclaim for her performance in the spotlight on Disney+ Guardians of the Galaxy holiday special. The character’s arc – in which she and Drax attempt to cheer Peter Quill up over Christmas by kidnapping actor Kevin Bacon – was also referred to by Gunn as “Mantis’ true debut as herself at fully in the MCU, out of the background and out of the shadow of the ego.” She and the other heroes will return next year in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3which Klementieff described as “the end of a chapter” but also clarified that “it’s not like ‘over, over'” for the overall Guardians story.

Ever since he and Peter Safran were named co-CEOs of DC Studio, Gunn has sparked controversy online for removing established DCEU movies and actors from his upcoming universe. This includes cancellation black adam‘s suite and confirming that the new Superman The prequel won’t feature Henry Cavill despite appearing as the Man of Steel in black adamthe mid-credit scene for the first time since Zack Snyder’s Justice League. Commenting on his Superman’s departure via Instagram, Cavill acknowledged that “The changing of the guard is something that happens. I respect that. James and Peter have a universe to build. I wish them and everyone who is involved in the new universe, good luck, and the happiest of fortunes.”

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While Gunn and Safran haven’t officially confirmed the DCU’s future story direction, the former continues to tease the DC Elseworlds story footage from 1996. kingdom come. Written by Mark Waid and Alex Ross, showcasing the latter’s acclaimed art, the storyline depicts darker versions of iconic DC characters, including Superman and the rest of the Justice League, who at first had abandoned their crime-fighting efforts.

After an appearance in Gunn’s set for 2023 Guardians threequel and his McQuarrie realized Impossible mission debut, Klementieff will appear in Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 2which, also directed by McQuarrie, is set for release in 2024. In the meantime, to promote part oneParamount recently released a behind-the-scenes video showing how lead actor Tom Cruise practiced for a stunt where he jumps a motorcycle over a mountain chasm before parachuting to safety.

Mission: Impossible – Dead Reckoning Part 1 in theaters July 14, 2023. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 debuts on May 5, 2023.

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