Shawn Levy Dodges DCEU Bullet, Triumphs with Deadpool & Wolverine

Excitement Over Deadpool & Wolverine

There’s a big buzz in the air about the upcoming Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) film—Deadpool & Wolverine. Directed by Shawn Levy, this movie stars Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman. But did you know Levy nearly took on a DCEU film that didn’t do too well? He was very close to directing it before jumping ship to Deadpool & Wolverine.

Levy’s Marvel Breakthrough

The Deadpool & Wolverine film might just be Levy’s golden ticket. Not only is it his debut in the powerful world of the MCU, but it also marks Jackman’s return to a beloved role. Fans are eagerly counting down the days to the movie’s release.

The Flash Blip

In the past, there were whispers about Levy directing the Flash movie. But the film didn’t exactly make waves at the box office. It seems that Levy made the right call by stepping away from the project. If he had stuck with the Flash, things might not be looking so rosy in the MCU for him right now.

Levy Talks About Big Franchise Films

In an interview, Levy mentioned that he’s cautious about big franchise films. He believes that a movie should be worth the storytelling, and franchise films sometimes lack this. Despite his wariness, he was pretty close to directing the Flash after his success with the Night at the Museum series.

The Flash and Its Impact on Levy’s Journey

When David Goyer, the genius behind Batman Begins, left the Flash, Levy was all set to take over. But after just a few months, he stepped away, saying he lacked the experience to handle such a huge project. The Flash then went through many changes but failed to catch the eye of the audience.

Success and Failure: A Fine Line

With the cool response to the Flash, we can’t help but wonder if Levy could have turned things around. Could he have made the Flash successful? Now that the film has been branded as one of the biggest flops of 2023, it seems Levy dodged a bullet by leaving. If he had stayed and the movie tanked like it did, he might not have gotten the chance to direct an MCU film.

Looking at how Deadpool & Wolverine is being received, it seems everything worked out for the best for Levy. With the not-so-great performance of the Flash behind him, his future in the MCU is looking pretty bright.

Date to Remember

Mark your calendar for July 26, 2024. That’s when Deadpool & Wolverine is set to release. As for the Flash, you can catch it on Max. From almost directing the Flash to actually directing Deadpool & Wolverine, Levy’s journey in the world of films has been full of twists and turns.

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