‘Moonfall’ Director Says ‘Star Wars’ & Superhero Movies Are Ruining Film Industry

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Moonfall director Roland Emmerich has called out Star Wars and superhero movies for ruining the film industry.

Roland Emmerich has continued to be a master at his craft. The director has successfully monopolized the genre of disaster films with films like 2012 and The Day After Tomorrow. Emmerich has also crafted certified classics like Indendepence Day, Universal Soldier, and Stargate. Now, the director is set to return to the disaster genre with Moonfall, which sees the moon on its way to crashing into Earth.

Rolan Emmerich has mostly shied away from IPs throughout this career, only adapting the first American take on Godzilla, which debuted in 1998 to middling reception. Having only one sequel under his belt, Independence Day: Resurgence, the director has largely been a proponent for original ideas. And despite being one of Hollywood’s most prominent sci-fi directors, Emmerich doesn’t much care for Star Wars and superhero movies.

In a recent interview with Den of Geek, the director was asked to discuss the current cinematic landscape, which is riddled with IPs with the likes of Star Wars and dozens of superhero films. The Moonfall director candidly responded by voicing his displeasure with the direction the film industry is going in, largely due to Disney’s Star Wars films and Marvel and DC’s constant influx of projects.

“Oh yes. Because naturally Marvel and DC Comics, and Star Wars, have pretty much taken over. It’s ruining our industry a little bit, because nobody does anything original anymore.”

The director continued by praising Christopher Nolan, who he believes makes bold new movies about whatever he wants. Nolan famously dipped his toes into superhero movies when he directed the critically acclaimed The Dark Knight trilogy for DC.

“You should make bold new movies, you know? And I think, actually, Christopher Nolan is the master of that. He is someone who can make movies about whatever he wants. I have it a little bit harder, but I still have a big enough name—especially when it’s a disaster [movie] or has some sort of disaster theme.”

Moonfall stars Halle Berry, Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Pena, and Kelly Yu. The film is directed and co-written by Roland Emmerich. Moonfall is set to hit cinemas on February 4, 2022. Stay tuned for all the latest news on Star Wars and superhero movies, and be sure to subscribe to Heroic Hollywood’s YouTube channel for more original video content.

Source: Den of Geek