Ridley Scott Talks Not Doing Superhero Films

While some filmmakers have flocked to the superhero genre, others would prefer to get nowhere near it. One of the latter is filmmaker Ridley Scott who was recently asked whether he’ll ever direct a superhero film.

Scott told CBM he has no interest in the genre and, from the sounds of it, has no real love for those kind of films anyhow:

“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.

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.”

Scott’s next film is “Alien: Covenant” which is due in cinemas on May 19th.