‘Alien’ Director Ridley Scott On Superhero Movies: ‘Not My Kind Of Thing’

Director Ridley Scott says that superhero movies are "not my kind of thing".

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Alien director Ridley Scott is no stranger to sci-fi. Just don’t expect him to be directing any DC or Marvel superhero films anytime soon.

In a recent interview, Alien director Ridley Scott said that he’d rather “keep making smart films”. For him, that means avoiding the capes and masks.

“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!”

So it’s safe to assume that he saw Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice? Really, Alien director Ridley Scott just thinks “cinema mainly is pretty bad” right now and is “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.”

Honestly, his concern is a bit ironic coming from the director of Exodus: Gods and Kings. Do you agree with Alien director Ridley Scott? Let us know in the comments!

The director’s next film is Alien: Covenant, which will hit theaters May 19, 2017.

Source: Digital Spy

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki

Mae Abdulbaki is an entertainment journalist and Weekend Editor at Heroic Hollywood. She's a geek, a lover of words, superheroes, and all things entertainment.