Ridley Scott On Why He Won’t Direct A Superhero Movie

Ridley Scott, director of Blade Runner, the Alien, The Martian, and Prometheus, while being known for sci-fi, has finally spoken out about superhero movies, and more importantly, directing them.

In a recent interview, the director talked about superhero movies

“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. 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!”

He also touched on the current climate of cinema and saying “cinema mainly is pretty bad,” and he’s “concerned” for its future.

“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.”

The director’s next film, Alien: Covenant, is set to release May 19, 2017.