Veteran director Ridley Scott has admitted that superhero films have him concerned over the future of Hollywood.
Scott confessed to suffering from superhero fatigue in an interview with Digital Spy, where he also admitted to having been asked to direct a number of superhero movies.
The legendary science fiction director claimed that he’d turned down every opportunity on principle though.
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 tightrope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero.
Unfortunately he then seemed to get slightly bitter about the state of modern day Hollywood and studio’s obsession with cape wearing, spandex clad, super people.
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 fucking good story, as opposed to no story!
Scott went on to say that he believes modern day cinema is ‘pretty bad,’ a slightly misguided statement unfortunately.
While it’s undeniable that the vast majority of blockbusters were pants this year, Gods of Egypt and X-Men Apocalypse instantly spring to mind there were a number of really enjoyable smaller indie films.
Hunt for the Wilderpeople and Arrival for example were tiny movies in the ridiculously grand scale of movies and they both turned out to be magnificent.
Meanwhile Marvel, Fox and Disney both managed to put out a number of quality larger scale movies including; Deadpool. Civil War, Zootopia/Zootropolis and Moana.
There’s also a certain irony in a man who made Prometheus complaining about films lacking a story, but that’s just my opinion.