Would you watch Taskmaster and Preacher movies?
The A-Team director Joe Carnahan certainly hopes so.
Carnahan recently spoke to Superhero Hype about the Taskmaster adaptation he was working on with The A-Team producer Alex Young.
Taskmaster is a Marvel Comics villain who first appeared in 1980 in Avengers #195, and is a character that Carnahan considers to be “below the radar.”
“Originally I wanted to do ‘Juggernaut’ ’cause I had a really good take on that, and then ‘Taskmaster’ was something we talked about, and I haven’t discussed it with [Young] for ages, but I would love to get back in. I love the idea of a guy with photographic reflexes, he can see something and repeat it, I thought that was such a cool idea.”
“I think it might be one of those Marvel characters you really need to reimagine because he’s got the whole skull and cape. Itâ€™s a bit grandiose I think — but it would certainly be a cool thing.”
Carnahan is no stranger to comic book films as he was in talks to direct The Avengers before Joss Whedon.
When Sam Mendes left the Preacher adaptation in hopes of directing the next James Bond movie for MGM (which has now been delayed due to the studioâ€™s financial problems), it left the job open for anyone interested. Carnahan said it would be his dream job:
“I’m kind of desperate to do another comic book adaptation and the other thing I’m really keen on or interested in is ‘Preacher’ because I’m a big Garth Ennis fan and I love that series and that’s out there, and that might be somethingâ€¦ I really love that. You gotta do the Allfather (D’Aronique) and all that crazy s**t and I haven’t seen a script and I don’t know what it is, but yeah, we’ll see. Who knows?”
Carnahan certainly seems to have passion for the projects but Iâ€™ll withhold judgement until after June 11 when The A-Team hits theaters.