Ridley Scott thinks “cinema mainly is pretty bad” and feels superhero movies are especially poorly made these days, boasting “no story.”
“Superhero movies are not my kind of thing — that’s why I’ve never really done one,” Scott told a group of media outlets including Digital Spy. “[I’ve been asked] several times, but I can’t believe in the thin, gossamer tightrope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero. ”
He continued: “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—ing good story, as opposed to no story!”
The “Blade Runner” producer has also made hits including “The Martian,” “Prometheus,” “American Gangster,” “Black Hawk Down,” “G.I. Jane” and “Hannibal.”
“I want to keep doing cinema and I hope it doesn’t affect those of us who still keep making smart films,” Scott remarked on the state of moviemaking. “I’m hoping it doesn’t affect me.”
He has also worked on TV series including “The Man in the High Castle,” “The Good Wife” and the Bill O’Reilly “Killing” series.