While doing press for his new movie The Hunt, which is finally being released after being delayed last August, Watchmen creator and showrunner Damon Lindeof expressed interest in doing projects for both Marvel and Star Wars.
Lindelof’s new excitement over the MCU stems from the upcoming Disney+ Phase 4 series, WandaVision. Here’s what the former Lost showrunner told Fandom.
“I think that doing something in the Marvel universe, anywhere in the Marvel Universe, would be really potentially exciting for me,” he said, “especially as they start to get a little bit more experimental.”
“Some of the things that I’ve seen for Wandavision, for example, just feel like, ‘Okay, now we’re getting somewhere’. Particularly in a television space.”
“And, at some point,” Lindelof added, “but certainly not in the immediate future, I feel like I would love to do something in the Star Wars universe. Maybe a decade from now when I would no longer be blamed for ruining it. That would be a hoot.”
Marvel’s WandaVision was initially slated to debut in 2021, but the release date was recently moved up to December 2020, edging closer towards the release of The Falcon and the Winter Soldier in August.
While little is known about the plot of WandaVision, Paul Bettany has previously described it as “the oddest of all the Marvel endeavours so far.” Meanwhile, Marvel’s Chief Creative Officer Kevin Feige said that the series will feature Elizabeth Olsen’s Wanda Maximoff finally becoming/being named Scarlet Witch.