Robert Zemeckis Explains Why He Hasn't Directed A Superhero Movie (Yet)

"Who Framed Roger Rabbit?" and "Back to the Future" director Robert Zemeckis is certainly no stranger to the art of bringing fantasy fare to life on the big screen, so when we had the chance to chat with him during a press event for "A Christmas Carol," we had to ask: why hasn't he tackled a superhero movie yet?


"I'm a superhero fan, although I actually have never been offered one," Zemeckis told MTV News. "I've never really brought one to someone and said I really want to do this superhero [movie]. Obviously, I love the form, as movies really are the extension of comic books."

"When I was real young, we had the George Reeves 'Superman' on TV all the time," he explained when asked if he had any favorites in the comics world. "I've seen every one of those episodes and probably have them all memorized and everyone was worried that we would be jumping out of windows, thinking we could fly as kids."

However, Zemeckis said that even though he hasn't directed a true comic book movie (yet), he has something that tops the most popular superhero franchise in Hollywood.

"The one thing about 'A Christmas Carol'—it's been made more times than Batman," he laughed.

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