Barry Sonnenfeld In Talks To Direct A Comic Book Movie, But Which One?

Later this week, you'll be able to watch my 10 minute video interview with director Barry Sonnenfeld on the topic of his latest film, Men in Black 3. The interview took place about three weeks ago so we mainly discussed the film itself, some of the controversy behind it and more. One topic that doesn't get breached is what Sonnenfeld is doing next and, in an interview with Comic Book Movie, he gave a very surprising answer. He said he's been talking to Warner Bros. about directing a comic book film based on a property that hasn't been around since the Sixties.

Read his quote and more after the jump.

Here's the quote from the upcoming interview over at Comic Book Movie. I assume the question was, "Would you be interested in directing a comic book movie?"

You know, I'm talking to Warner Bros. about doing a franchise based on a comic that hasn't been around since the 60s. But it's too early to talk about it. But possibly, yes.

Let's break this down. If it's Warner Bros., then it's most likely a DC character. That cuts the roster in half. Then, if it's based on a comic that hasn't been around since the Sixties, it more or less crosses off every DC character the majority of us are familiar with and have been at various stages of development over the past decade: Wonder Woman, Flash, Aquaman (at least in the Entourage world), Shazam, Lobo, etc.

So what does that leave? Frankly, I have no idea but the readers over at Comic Book Movie do. One user, Fogs, came up with the following list of possibles:

Captain Atom, Blue Beetle, The Hawk, The Dove, Metamorpho, The Question, Sgt. Rock, Enemy Ace

Do you really think Warner Bros. would make a film with one of these characters when there are still so many other major DC names who have yet to hit the big screen? Or is it possible Sonnenfeld just misspoke and maybe meant a character who was created in the Sixties? We'll have to wait and see.

And check back later this week for my non-comic book interview with Men in Black 3 director Barry Sonnenfeld.