The Avengers writer Zak Penn is currently on the press tour for Warner Bros. and Steven Spielberg’s Ready Player One. In an interview yesterday he opened up about his desire to expand the world of The Matrix. Now it seems that Zak has even more plans ahead of him.
Zak Penn is the writer behind Ready Player One, The Avengers, The Incredible Hulk, X-2: X-Men United, Elektra, and X-Men: The Last Stand. And it appears he’s ready to return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He spoke with Screen Rant on that very subject:
“I think I’m probably gonna come back. I think I’m gonna do one more Marvel, one more project in the Marvel Universe. I’m about to start doing, but…I have to check and see if I’m allowed to say what it is. For the most part I had a long run on comic book movies and I was kind of eager to, you know, just cause it can be really crushing, you know, at times…”
That’s some good news! It looks like we’ll at least get one more movie out of Penn before he bows out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. But he went on to expand on his thoughts about the process:
“Here’s the thing. Give them credit; I remember Kevin Feige saying like 13 years ago that he wanted to do Guardians of the Galaxy so he could do something with a totally different tone and he hopefully would get there. When I was at Marvel, we were just trying to get..I mean they asked, “What movie do you want to write?” and I said the Avengers and it was always just about getting to the Avengers, you know? So I agree that now…like I was getting sick of comic book movies, honestly, I was getting really sick of them, until this past year. I mean I thought Logan is the best X-Men movie that’s been made and I thought Deadpool was one of the better superhero adaptations ever and so I applaud them for spreading their wings.”
While Penn didn’t reveal what movie he will be working on it, it would seem based on his comments he’s looking to try something different with a comic book movie to keep the genre fresh and exciting. There’s definitely going to be quite a bit of option as Kevin Feige revealed they have a ton of movies planned out.
What movies would you like to see Penn start writing?