Karen Gillan Wants to Direct an MCU Film for Marvel Studios

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Karen Gillan Wants to Direct an MCU Film for Marvel Studios. In a recent interview with Variety, Gillan stated she wants to direct a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, as well as discussed some other topics including her time with Marvel, her co-stars, working on Avengers: Endgame, the excitement to film Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, and more.

You may know Karen Gillan best as Nebula from the Marvel Films and fans of Doctor Who may recognize her has the Eleventh Doctor’s Companion, Amy (Amelia) Pond. The Marvel and Doctor Who actress is interest in directing a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) for Marvel Studios and says she has even expressed interest to Kevin Feige directly.

“I keep asking Kevin Feige when that’s going to be. I’m still waiting,” she said. She clarifies that she “wouldn’t just do any film,” though. “I think it would need to be one where I had a strong feeling that I was the best person for the job. Obviously that’s not every movie that comes your way,” Gillan said.

One of the other topics in the interview was Karen’s reaction to James Gunn being fired, then rehired by Marvel Studios as director of the Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. Over all she was excited for his return, partly due to how it would directly affect the filming of GotG:V3.

“His personality, the tone of those movies, I can only describe as James’ personality,” she said. “It’s his sense of humor, his writing, his taste in music. These characters are extensions of him. It’s a really personal project for him. It definitely wouldn’t have been the same version of ‘Guardians.’”

When asked about the potential of a Black Widow film Gillan was all for it.

“I think we’re only just starting to get together these female-led superhero movies,” Gillan continued. “It’s kind of a new thing and we’re living in this time of change at the moment. To see ‘Captain Marvel’ do so well, I mean, I was crying in the cinema. So happy that she was smashing it and people were loving it. I think it’s time to see the ‘Black Widow’ movie.”

Maybe Feige and Marvel Studios will consider Gillan for the position as Director for the film? Who knows! We would love to see a film in the MCU directed by Karen and what wonderful stories she could tell.

You can watch the video of the interview of Karen Gillan with Variety by CLICKING HERE and learn more about her time with Marvel.


Kaitlyn