Ridley Scott has never really come across as a director who would want to make a superhero movie. Over the years he’s been offered plenty of opportunities to direct a superhero film, but in a recent interview with Digital Spy, he explained why he’s never taken the opportunity:
“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.”
He then went on to use Blade Runner as an example of comic book type movie that he’s done, explaining:
“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!”
Well, I’m sure fans would love to see another Superman or Batman film is a “F**king good story”! The director goes on to express his concern about the current state and future of the film industry saying he thinks that “cinema mainly is pretty bad”. He then said:
“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.”
I seriously doubt that legendary filmmakers like Scott will be able to make their films until they retire because they are trusted filmmakers who have a proven record of making great movies.