Blade star Stephen Dorff took shots at Scarlett Johansson’s upcoming Black Widow film.
Stephen Dorff is best known for his role as the villainous vampire Deacon Frost in Wesley Snipes’ Blade, one of the most popular films from the ’90s that continues to gain new fans each year. Dorff has also starred in the third season of True Detective, which ironically stars future MCU Blade actor Mahershala Ali. While he may have been poised to be the next great star like Leonardo DiCaprio or Bradd Pitt, all in all, Dorff has had a fulfilling career in Hollywood, starring in both independent films and the occasional blockbuster or cerebral drama. In an interview with The Independent, Dorff was asked what kind of projects he was interested in. The Blade actor then went one of many rants, saying that he’s not interested in taking on roles like Scarlett Johannson did for Black Widow.
One of the core themes of the interview was Stephen Dorff’s defiance and anger towards the direction Hollywood appears to be going in. His dig at Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow, though cruel and uncalled for, comes at a time when many cinematic “pundits”, actors, and filmmakers are criticizing the “Marvel-ization” of cinema. Some would say that they do a much better job at being respectful of the genre’s creatives than the Blade actor.
“I still hunt out the good s**t because I don’t want to be in Black Widow.It looks like garbage to me. It looks like a bad video game. I’m embarrassed for those people. I’m embarrassed for Scarlett! I’m sure she got paid five, seven million bucks, but I’m embarrassed for her. I don’t want to be in those movies. I really don’t. I’ll find that kid director that’s gonna be the next Kubrick and I’ll act for him instead.”
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Here is the synopsis for Black Widow:
In Marvel Studios’ action-packed spy thriller “Black Widow,” Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger.
Directed by Cate Shortland from a script written by Eric Pearson based on a story by Jac Schaeffer and Ned Benson, the Marvel film stars Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Florence Pugh, O-T Fagbenle, Ray Winstone, Olivier Richters, and Rachel Weisz.
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Source: The Independent