Rolling Out

Here’s why Tyler Perry won’t be working with Marvel or DC Comics

Here's why Tyler Perry won't be working with Marvel or DC Comics
Tyler Perry/Facebook

Tyler Perry may have had conversations with both Marvel Studios and DC Comics. But that doesn’t mean he’s feeling the idea of becoming the next big screen superhero or directing one.

It’s no secret that the actor and filmmaker has had his fair share of success. Take for instance, his comedy Boo! A Madea Halloween; while the movie scored poorly on Rotten Tomatoes, scoring a 21 percent “rotten” rating, it grossed $73.2M domestically (against a $20 million budget) and opened in the number one slot, reigning over Tom Cruise’s sequel film, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back.

In fact, just about everything he puts his name on fairs well. For example, Perry has helmed 17 projects as director, including various Madea comedies and memorable titles such as Why Did I Get Married? and The Single Moms Club. He’s also landed roles in big screen films such as Star Trek and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows, and the 2012 action-thriller Alex Cross. So, it’s no surprise that Marvel or DC Comics would eventually come knocking on his door.

Here’s what he had to tell Screen Rant about the possibility of working with either film house:

“I’ve had a couple conversations, but I would always say, ‘I’m not the guy to do this,'” Perry began during an interview ahead of the release of his recent film, Boo 2! A Madea Halloween. “I’m not the guy that can bring this vision to life cause it takes such a village to pull it together, and I’m not a guy that can work with fifty other directors and producers telling you what to do, how to do it, when to do it. That doesn’t work for me. I saw that in a couple of the sci-fi movies that I’ve been apart of and I think, ‘Uhh, I’m not doing that.’”

While we have to admit, we’re a bit bummed, you have to respect his honesty. The director clearly knows his niche and is dedicated to it.

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Join our Newsletter

Sign up for Rolling Out news straight to your inbox.

Read more about:
Also read
Rolling Out