Sir Ridley Scott is 110% not here for your “”“movies”””. And he certainly is not here for all your fancy pants, slim-to-none-narrative superhero films. NUH-UH. NO SIREE.
Despite some extremely mixed reviews for some of his own creations, the ‘Black Hawk Down‘ director had some serious shit to say about modern day cinema during a round of press interviews for the miniseries ‘Taboo’, which stars Tom Hardy and is produced by Scott‘s production company.
Scott told press that he believed “cinema mainly is pretty bad”, saying:
“I want to keep doing cinema and I hope it doesn’t affect those of us who still keep making smart films … I’m hoping it doesn’t affect me.”
Going into more detail, the famous director said that there’s one particular genre that isn’t overly “smart”.
He reflected on all the superhero movies he’s turned down, and said you’d never see a Ridley Scott Superhero Film™.
“I can’t believe in the thin, gossamer tightrope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero.”
He then went even further, throwing some very obviously directed shade at Zack Snyder‘s heavily-slammed superhero mashup film from 2016, ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice‘:
“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!”
Photo: Albert R. Ortega / Getty & ‘Batman v Superman’.