Famous movie director Paul Thomas Anderson has stated that he is interested in making a Teen Titans film. Renowned for working with top talents such as Daniel Day-Lewis and Joaquin Phoenix, he is not the kind of a director, you think would be interested in taking over a big budget superhero film.
So far Anderson has written and helmed eight movies, including Boogie Nights, There Will Be Blood and The Master. He is ranked among the most famous directors of today and has so far received six Academy Awards nominations in his career. His latest movie, Phantom Thread, is certain to generate buzz during this Oscar season, as it is going to be Day-Lewis’ last big-screen appearance before the actor retires from Hollywood. P.T. Anderson has been recipient of Best Director awards from the Boston Society of Film Critics, New York Film Critics Circle, and Vancouver Film Critics Circle for Phantom Thread.
A short while back, Anderson responded to several questions from fans in the Twitter’s version of Reddit Ask Me Anything. He took on questions of various kinds, including his favorite Will Ferrell films (Step Brothers, Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby, and Anchorman), his thoughts on the pizza vs. pasta battle (pizza), and his most favorite film of 2017 (Call Me By Your Name). Among the chaos, he was asked by a fan about the cartoon he would love to adapt if he made a film for his kids. (Anderson has been in a relationship with Maya Rudolph from Saturday Night Live since 2001, and they have four children). His response was quite brief.
@Phantom_Thread if you had to make a kids movie for your own children, which cartoon would you adapt? #askpta
— Jonathan Coffman (@JCoffmanKY) January 17, 2018
Teen Titans. #askpta https://t.co/3jq8NlhZaa
— Phantom Thread (@Phantom_Thread) January 17, 2018
Frankly, considering the way the question was worded, Anderson is not saying that making a Teen Titans film is among his leading priorities. Yet, it is a very clear answer, and it would certainly fascinate you if you recall his earlier remarks about superhero movies.
Anderson was in an interview with Rolling Stone, back in 2015, and he had said that the superhero genre gets “a bad wrap,” and considered himself to be “someone that enjoys watching those films.” We can’t be sure whether or not; he wants to make a Teen Titans film, but, we think Warner Bros. certainly needs to call Anderson’s agent and fix up a meeting with him. No matter what plans DC has to make a live-action TV series on Titans, P.T. Anderson is among those few filmmakers who are really good at this. If he could be made to join DCEU in any manner, WB should try doing everything that can be done to make it possible.