First off, if you haven’t seen The Farewell yet, then go away now, watch it, and then come back. Lulu Wang’s movie is a masterpiece, and she just revealed that Marvel Studios approached her for one of their MCU films.
The Chinese-American director revealed this little bit of trivia during one of The Hollywood Reporter Roundtable talks.
She was joined by some of Hollywood’s greatest directors. She was rubbing shoulders with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Noah Baumbach, Greta Gerwig, Todd Phillips and Fernando Meirelles.
They were all having an interesting conversation about Marvel movies, which was kickstarted when the interviewer asked Scorsese to clarify the recent comments he made about those movies.
The interviewer then asked the room whether any of the directors had been asked to make a Marvel movie, and everyone shook their heads apart from Lulu who put her hand up and nodded.
She then laughed and said: “I don’t know if I’m supposed to say that.”
Lulu Wang accidentally revealed she was asked to direct a Marvel movie
Lulu was clearly worried that she made a slip-up, but I don’t think it’s a bad thing to admit that Marvel Studios had come to her asking to direct one of their movies.
I’d love to find out which film she was approached to direct. My first instinct says Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, but that would be a very unoriginal choice of movie for her to direct.
Lulu would be an excellent choice for any Marvel movie and I hope they do end up working together one day.
She precisely the type of director Marvel Studios likes to work with. She’s young, ambitious and talented.
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