Elizabeth Banks was interested in directing Thor: Ragnarok, but no one reprimanded me

Elizabeth Banks was interested in directing Thor: Ragnarok, but no one reprimanded me ...

When Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck's "Captain Marvel" first released in 2019, the first female-helmed film from Marvel Studios might have sung two years earlier, as Elizabeth Banks directed Chris Hemsworth in the 2017 film "Thor: Ragnarok."

In a new cover story with Variety, Banks revealed that she was "really interested" in directorializing the superhero film. The film was inspired by Marvel's intention to transform Thor's main character into a more dark-heartened character.

'I've an interest in the ability to be funny,' she said. 'I'm a fan of Chris's ability to ridicule himself.'

Banks said she "believes" a phone call was made to Marvel to discuss her pitching her opinion of the film to the studio, but ultimately, "nothing happened."

Banks said no one retaliates to him.

Banks has no reservations about Marvel or the eventual director of "Thor: Ragnarok," claiming that the New Zealand filmmaker "legitimately" accepted the position.

Banks' brushes with superhero films go beyond Marvel. She further revealed that she had a proposal for a film starring the DC Comics character Catwoman "a while ago." Banks said she doesn't believe her proposal will go with the direction Gunn and Peter Safran are taking at the studio.

“It doesn't seem to fit into the mandate right now,” Banks said. “But maybe someday.”

After directing "Pitch Perfect 2," Banks would have directed the film "Charlie Angels," which rebooted the female action series. Stewart is the lead actress in the film.

Banks says she has no intentions to make her superhero debut in the future, telling Variety that "Ragnarok" was the last major franchise film she had an interest in pursuing. She said she wants to make films that could express her own personality, and that "Cocaine Bear" helped her sharpen her directorial voice.

"I cannot fulfill the wishes of another person," she said. "I really want to bring my sensibility to things."

"Cocaine Bear," an R-rated thriller comedy about a bear that goes on a rampage after ingesting a bag of cocaine, will be released in cinemas on February 24. Keri Russell leads the cast of the film, which includes O'Shea Jackson Jr., Christian Convery, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Brooklynn Prince, Isiah Whitlock Jr., Kristofer Hivju, Hannah Hoekstra, and Margo Martindale.