“I saw how difficult it is to make that concept palatable,” he explains, “and how confused it all can be when you don’t really know exactly where you’re going with it or you don’t really know how to access that world properly. That world comic book fans have been accessing for decades and falling in love with. So at this point I have very little interest in joining that kind of world.”
He’s not willing to completely rule out the possibility that the right creative team could change his mind, however.
“[A] great script and a good director can always turn that around,” he admits. “…I believe that Joss Whedon is the guy that just nails it and Christopher Nolan obviously nails it. So if they were gonna do it like that, it would be an interesting thing to do.”
Reynolds, who was recently seen in Safe House, is back on the big screen today, providing a voice in DreamWorks Animation’s The Croods.