Ridley Scott says superhero movies' scripts are not any good, faces backlash from Marvel fans
In a recent interview, the veteran director shared his opinion about superhero films
Director Ridley Scott joins the list of veteran directors who have riled up Marvel fans. In his recent interview with Deadline, The Last Duel director said that superhero films are boring as s***. When asked what his main gripe is about superhero film, Ridley Scott said, "Their scripts are not any f*****g good." He also added, "So, why don’t the superhero movies have better stories? Sorry. I got off the rail, but I mean, c’mon. They’re mostly saved by special effects, and that’s becoming boring for everyone who works with special effects, if you’ve got the money."
The statements of Ridley Scott didn't go down well with fans of Marvel and superhero movies, who have lashed out at the director on Twitter and social media.
Earlier, Martin Scorcese, James Cameron, and Francis Coppolla also made statements that didn't have high regard for superhero films. Martin Scorcese said that 'superhero films are not cinema', and he compared the experience to theme parks. Francis Ford Coppolla, in one of his interviews, said that Martin was just being kind. The Godfather director said, "Martin was kind when he said it’s not cinema. He didn’t say it’s despicable, which I just say it is.”
Meanwhile, Ridley Scott's upcoming biographical crime drama, House of Gucci, will be released worldwide on November 24. The film stars Lady Gaga, Adam Driver, Jared Leto, and Salma Hayek. Only recently, Ridley's The Last Duel was released across the world to mixed responses from the audience. On the other hand, it turned out to be a favourite of many critics.