Update: After this news broke, many people dismissed it because Phoenix has never exhibited a desire to do blockbuster films. That may have changed, however.
In a new profile by LA Weekly, Phoenix admits he’d do a blockbuster one day. “I love comedies and I love action movies,” he said. In particular, he called the new Star Trek films “****ing brilliant.” Here he elaborates:
As long as you’re not visibly shaking in front of a camera, anyone could give a great performance with the right script and the right director…..It’s even more difficult to stand with a half-made, fake-ass ****ing set with some weird ****ing wig and say a bunch of technical dialogue and not have the benefit of people going, ‘Well, this is important work so let’s give it its space.’ Everyone’s going, ‘C’mon, jerk-off! Let’s do this!’
While that’s not him saying, “Yes, I want to be in Batman vs. Superman,” it’s an acknowledgement he’s open to, and even interested in that kind of work.