Marvel Studios is always developing new projects. Part of the development process is meeting with filmmakers who have done something the Marvel team thinks is cool. The purpose of those meetings is to figure out which character(s) those filmmakers are interested in and see if there is a potential project that fits within (or is worth changing) Marvel’s plans.
Jay Chandrasekhar recently had one of those general meetings. Chandrasekhar is best known for being a writer and director for the Broken Lizard comedy troupe. He directed both installments of the troupe’s Super Troopers franchise. Now, he has the attention of Marvel Studios, as he explains where things currently stand to Syfy Wire.
“They sent me the Marvel Encyclopedia and they said, what do you guys want to do? So, it’s upstairs. My kid’s going through it. And he’s going to make a list of what he thinks we should do, and I’ll go through it. I’m curious to see what a 13-year-old’s mind comes up with.”
Perhaps when Marvel Studios said “you guys,” they also meant the other members of Broken Lizard. In any event, Chandrasekhar was obviously flattered to be contacted by Marvel Studios. He just isn’t counting on anything happening yet since they are very early in the process.
“[The Marvel Encyclopedia] arrived a few days ago. We just had a general meeting. I’m sure I’m not the only one.”
Chandrasekhar is probably right about not being the only one. Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige has described before how the studio invites pitches from several directors before ultimately choosing what they believe are the best ones.
It is not hard to figure out how Chandrasekhar ended up on Marvel Studios’ radar. Aside from his success with Broken Lizard, Chandrasekhar has also directed episodes of Arrested Development, Community, and Happy Endings. All three of those series have been executive produced by Avengers: Infinity War directors Joe and Anthony Russo.
The Russos may have encouraged Feige to have a chat with Chandrasekhar and we’ll all just have to wait and see what, if anything, comes of it.
SOURCE: Syfy Wire