Writer/directors Jay and Mark Duplass has said in an interview they turned down an offer to helm a Marvel Studios film. In an interview with Vulture, the Jeff, Who Lives At Home directors talk about their decision - but don't reveal what the project was.
"There was a moment where Marvel was interested in us taking on one of their properties," Mark Duplass said. "It would have been a $150 to $180 million budget and about three years of our lives."
"''We own you,' essentially," Jay added. "It would be impolite to say [which movie it was.]"
"To be a little Sundance filmmaker tapped by Marvel felt incredible. But the amount of stuff we could make over those three years, the relationships we could forge with younger filmmakers …," Mark continued.
"We’d have to give that all up," Jay said.
The Duplass Brothers first mentioned this offer back in 2015, but have never stated what the offer was for.