Director Ridley Scott is no stranger to iconic science fiction franchises and epics, but one genre he’s never really tackled is the comic book/superhero film.
Scott, who’s promoting his latest in the Alien: Covenant, a film to tie Prometheus and Alien, spoke about his position on the genre.
[blockquote]”Superhero movies are not my kind of thing – that’s why I’ve never really done one. [I’ve been asked] several times, but I can’t believe in the thin, gossamer tight-rope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero. [I want to] keep making smart films.”
Scott claims his work in Blade Runner already fits the bill of a comic book and took a dig at Warner Bros.’ DC Extended Universe and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in the process.
[blockquote]”I’ve done that kind of movie – Blade Runner really is a comic strip when you think about it, it’s a dark story told in an unreal world. You could almost put Batman or Superman in that world, that atmosphere, except I’d have a f**king good story, as opposed to no story! I want to keep doing cinema and I hope [the popularity of superhero films] doesn’t affect those of us who still keep making smart films. I’m hoping it doesn’t affect me.”
Do you agree with Scott? Do you think there’s a superhero film either in DCEU or Marvel Cinematic Universe he would reconsider his stance?
Source: Comic Book Movie