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Director Ridley Scott explains why he won’t direct superhero movies

5 January 2017 Entertainment News


Fourth Estate Staff

Los Angeles, CA, United States (4E) – Director Ridley Scott recently explained why he has never done a superhero movie noting that he believes such flicks have no stories.

Scott has turned down a lot of projects because of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero adding that the cinema nowadays is pretty bad. Scott is the director for the movies “Blade Runner,” “Alien,” “The Martian,” and “Gladiator.” The 79-year-old noted when asked of directing a superhero flick, he said he cannot believe in the “thin, gossamer tightrope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero.”

When asked about the 1982 sci-fi flick starring Harrison Ford, which is “Blade Runner” and recently has a sequel called “Blade Runner 2049,” he said that even if it was categorized under superhero flicks, it is different from the superhero films now. He said that the original “Blade Runner” flick is a dark story told in an unreal world adding that he could put Batman or Superman in that world but the difference is that he would have a good story as opposed to having no story, pertaining to the Superman and Batman movies released as of late.

It was not specifically noted what movies were Scott throwing shade at but there have been many superhero flicks released in recent years specifically about Marvel Cinematic Universe characters as well as DC Comics.

More on the sequel of the original “Blade Runner” flick, “Blade Runner 2049” is directed by Denis Villeneuve and stars both Ford and Ryan Gosling. It is scheduled to be out in cinemas this year.

As for Scott, his recent project is “Alien: Covenant.” It is the update to the 2013 flick “Prometheus” and a prequel to the 1979 movie “Alien.”

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