Roland Emmerich Reveals Why He Doesn’t Like Marvel Movies

Plenty of filmmakers have shown their support for comic book adaptations over the past few years, but every now and then, we also hear of some directors who aren’t fans of the ever-growing genre. This time around, we’ve got Roland Emmerich, who you may know from various disaster movies such as Independence Day and its upcoming sequel, The Day After Tomorrow, 1998’s Godzilla and last but not least, 2012.

While doing the press rounds for Independence Day: Resurgence, Emmerich spoke with The Guardian and explained why he’s not that big of a fan of Marvel movies in particular:

“When you look at my movies it’s always the regular Joe Schmo that’s the unlikely hero. A lot of Marvel movies, they show people in funny suits running around. I don’t like people in capes. I find it silly when someone dons a superhero suit and flies. I don’t understand it. I grew up in Germany, that’s probably why.”

Apparently the director is a fan of original ideas, so it’s easy to see why he doesn’t appreciate these movies as much as some of us do. Truth be told, I’m kind of glad he doesn’t like them, since this probably means that he won’t get his hands anywhere near a beloved comic book character. What do you guys think? Do you agree with Emmerich’s comments? Be sure to sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.

Source: The Guardian (via CBM)

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.