Roland Emmerich criticized DC, Marvel and star wars for “ruining” the film industry in a new interview.
the Independence Day the director made the comments while promoting his upcoming sci-fi disaster movie moon fall, slated for release later this month, on Den of Geek.
The filmmaker, in the interview published on Wednesday (February 2), spoke about the difficulties of making a captivating and conceptual disaster film in the era of superhero franchises dominating theaters.
When asked if the apocalyptic film genre has changed in recent years, Emmerich, 66, replied: “Oh, yes. Because naturally Marvel and DC Comics, and star warshave almost taken over.
“It’s ruining our industry a bit, because nobody’s doing anything original anymore,” the director noted.
Emmerich, however, excused Christopher Nolan from his remarks and praised him for being a “master” at making “bold new films”.
The German filmmaker isn’t the only prominent Hollywood figure to speak out against superhero movies in recent years.
Three years ago, Martin Scorsese said superhero movies were “not cinema” and compared them to “theme parks”, as did actor Jodie Foster in a separate interview in 2016 .
Foster, who is also an acclaimed director, said the genre was “ruining the viewing habits of the American population, and then eventually the rest of the world.”
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Gucci House director Ridley Scott called the superhero model “boring as shit” during a 2021 interview with Deadline.
During this time, The power of the dog Filmmaker Jane Campion said she would never make a superhero movie, accusing them of being “noisy and ridiculous”.
Emmerich himself has previously said he watches superhero movies on flights so he can “fall asleep”.
moon fallEmmerich’s latest apocalyptic show, teases a mysterious force that is knocking the moon out of its orbit around Earth, sending it on a collision course with the planet, even as two astronauts and a conspiracy theorist attempt to work together to avoid disaster.
The film’s cast includes Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson and game of thrones former John Bradley.
Its release is scheduled for February 4 in theaters worldwide.