Rapper and actor Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson jokes he’ll comply with his tv directorial debut episode on STARZ collection Power with a Marvel film if it “doesn’t require too much” time.
“Now that I’m an enormous director and all, STARZ can’t afford to pay me to do one other episode of POWER,” 50 Cent wrote on Instagram when sharing fan artwork depicting him as ’50 Scorsese,’ modeled after filmmaker Martin Scorsese. “I think I’ll do the next MARVEL MOVIE. 🤨if it doesn’t require to [sic] much of my time. LOL”
The 50 Cent-directed episode of Power, “Forgot About Dre,” debuted Sunday on STARZ. Cent final directed a direct-to-video movie, Before I Self Destruct, launched alongside his album of the similar identify in 2009.
“I like that our unconventional choices, they’re only unconventional until the movie comes out and then every studio in town hires our filmmakers and they go onto bigger tentpoles from there,” Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige advised Superhero Hype in a 2013 interview. The Disney-owned studio has typically tapped “unconventional” or rising expertise for its initiatives, together with handing Captain America: The Winter Soldier to Arrested Development and Community directing duo Anthony and Joe Russo, whose Avengers: Endgame toppled James Cameron’s Avatar to turn out to be the highest-grossing film of all time with a $2.79 billion worldwide haul.
“The one thing that Joe and I could always rely on is the fact that we love these characters so much,” Anthony Russo advised IMDb throughout San Diego Comic-Con when requested to offer recommendation for future administrators becoming a member of the Marvel steady. “The one thing that sustained us was our ability to, always in times of question, just default to our own instincts and our own gut and our own passion for what we wanted to see.”
Added Joe Russo, “You cannot make these movies on your own. There are thousands of people that are responsible for the quality of these films. We’re Italian; we like having a big, extended family, being close to people in the business that we love and share our business with.”
Black Widow, from director Cate Shortland, might be the first Marvel Studios movie below a solo feminine director after Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck teamed on Captain Marvel. The studio then has Chloé Zhao on The Eternals, Destin Daniel Cretton on Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, returning Doctor Strange director Scott Derrickson on Multiverse of Madness, and returning Thor: Ragnarok director Taika Waititi on Thor: Love and Thunder.
The line-up comes after Feige mentioned Marvel is dedicated to vast illustration each on and off display.
“People additionally ask generally about Black Panther. So, the notion of illustration on display, in entrance of and behind the digicam, any person requested me as soon as, so is Black Panther a one-off? I mentioned, no, it’s not a one-off. This is the future,” Feige beforehand advised TheWrap of the Ryan Coogler-directed Black Panther. “This is the way the world is, and the way, certainly, our studio’s going to be run going forward, because it brings about better stories. The more diverse the group of people making the movie is, the better the stories.”