You have to know your strengths and money absolutely cannot be a guiding factor. Insert Tyler Perry. The writer, director, producer and actor confirmed he had several conversations with both DC and Marvel to lead a few upcoing projects, but he turned them down. His reasoning? He doesn’t think he’s the right man for the job.
In an interview, the movie mogul says, “I’ve had a couple conversations, but I would always say, ‘I’m not the guy to do this’. 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’.”
Regardless of how you feel about his body of work, you have to admire him for being honest. We’ve got enough people doing things just for the money. Salute to you Tyler.