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‘Men In Black’ Director Barry Sonnenfeld In Talks For a Comic Book Film?

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The world needs more comic-book properties like it needs a hole in the head. But with ‘The Avengers’ setting box office records at a staggering pace, you know the industry’s going to crank out more and more, so it’s wise to tap filmmakers like ‘Men In Black’ helmer Barry Sonnenfeld to potentially guide a lucrative comic-book franchise.

The director, while promoting ‘Men In Black 3,’ hints to Comic Book Movie that he’s in talks with Warner Bros. about taking over a book that has been around for decades.

“You know, I’m talking to Warner Bros. about doing a franchise based on a comic that hasn’t been around since the 60s. But it’s too early to talk about it. But possibly, yes.”

Vague. But interesting. Especially when you factor in the titles the site’s readers toss out there. Because Warner is tied to DC, speculation shifts over to characters like The Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman … could this be tied, at all, to The Rock’s recent Tweet that hinted he might be ready to play a DC hero on screen?

As for Sonnenfeld, he’s a complicated dude. By that, I mean he isn’t easy to figure out. There’s the side of Sonnenfeld that collaborated with the Coen Brothers on ‘Blood Simple’ and ‘Barton Fink.’ There’s the comedic Sonnenfeld who helmed ‘The Addams Family’ and ‘Get Shorty.’ And there’s the Sonnenfeld who likes directing comic book properties like ‘Men In Black.’ It sounds like he’s ready to continue feeding the latter after ‘Men In Black 3’ hits theaters.

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