Mel Gibson doesn't like a lot of things. Famously. You can add superhero movies to that list (as he's already said), and specifically Batman v Superman.
The Hacksaw Ridge director prefers real life superheroes to their comic book counterparts. Like Mad Max. And Martin Riggs. He spoke to Deadline at the Venice Film Festival about the current state of Hollywood's blockbusters. His pitch to get in on one of the big money properties almost sounds like he doesn't really want to...
"I look at them and scratch my head. I’m really baffled by it. I think there’s a lot of waste but maybe if I did one of those things with the green screens I’d find out different. I don’t know. Maybe they do cost that much. I don’t know. It seems to me that you could do it for less. If you’re spending outrageous amounts of money, $180 million or more, I don’t know how you make it back after the tax man gets you, and after you give half to the exhibitors."
Snyder's film got it particularly in the neck:
"What did they spend on Batman v Superman that they’re admitting to? And it’s a piece of sh*t."
He's absolutely right. It is a piece of sh*t. AND it cost way too much money, but that doesn't mean the entire genre is terrible. There's an art to making hugely expensive but profitable movies: it's just not one Warner Bros and DC have quite worked out the knack for yet.
So will we see Gibson take on that sort of challenge himself ever? Nope.
"I’m not interested in the stuff. Do you know what the difference between real superheroes and comic book superheroes is? Real superheroes didn’t wear spandex. So I don’t know. Spandex must cost a lot."