7 great non-genre directors and the comic book movies we wish they'd make

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Apr 29, 2019, 7:32 AM EDT (Updated)

In the debate over which directors will tackle all these upcoming superhero movies, there are a few iconic names that usually don’t pop up. But what if some of the greatest directors ever were to tackle a comic-book movie?

Sure, guys like Joss Whedon, J.J. Abrams and Christopher Nolan have managed to strike the balance between art and huge sci-fi blockbusters, but what about Martin Scorsese? Or Woody Allen? Just imagine if you could match up some of the all-time greats with a few of the all-time great comic properties.

There are still a lot of awesome comic book movies left to make, so what would happen if the studios were able to entice some of the all-time greats into bringing somebody like Deadpool, or Punisher, to the big screen?

Here are a few of our picks -- but let us know which director combos you’d like to see.