Of directors working today, you’d be hard pressed to find anyone mixing genre thrills, riveting action sequences, genuine laughs, and family teamwork like Bong Joon-ho. So, while asking Marty Scorsese about Marvel movies is just prodding an old man for some pseudo-controversy, asking Bong about joining the MCU actually makes a hell of a lot of sense. If Marvel could get this guy on Fantastic Four, they’d be set.
Unfortunately, it seems that will never happen. Marvel’s superhero costumes are just too damn sexy for him.
That’s the word more or less straight from Bong’s mouth. Speaking on whether he would ever do a Marvel project, the writer-director said:
I have a personal problem. I respect the creativity that goes into superhero films, but in real life and in movies, I can’t stand people wearing tight-fitting clothes. I’ll never wear something like that, and just seeing someone in tight clothes is mentally difficult. I don’t know where to look, and I feel suffocated. Most superheroes wear tight suits, so I can never direct one. I don’t think anyone will offer the project to me either. If there is a superhero who has a very boxy costume, maybe I can try.Bong Joon-ho, to Variety
With Neon CEO Tom Quinn joking in the interview that Snowpiercer amounted to “Winter Soldier: Part 2,” Bong replied: “Chris Evans slips on a fish [in Snowpiercer]. I don’t think that is Marvel’s sensibility.”
Funny, because is that really the Snowpiercer moment that least meshes with Marvel’s sensibility…?