Here we go again. A lot of known filmmakers were asked about their views on superhero movies, which pretty much have taken over the cinemas. Although the movies don’t have much luck with the most prestigious movie awards, the superhero genre is currently by far the most-watched and most popular genre, especially thanks to the huge popularity of Marvel Cinematic Universe, and DC’s tries to keep up with Marvel in that arena. Although DC didn’t establish the shared universe the way they planned, their respective solo movies like Joker, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Shazam were all very successful, and the upcoming movie The Batman is widely anticipated among the fans of comic books and their movie adaptations.
But, while some filmmakers earned a huge recognition for themselves thanks to the superhero genre, like James Gunn, some filmmakeres aren’t happy because they feel like superhero movies aren’t doing anything good for the cinema and movie industry in general. Widely acclaimed filmmakers Martin Scorsese and Ridley Scott were some of them, and now, Roland Emmerich joined that club.
Emmerich is usually known as the director of disaster films. His most known films are 1998’s Godzilla, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow, Independence Day: Resurgence, and Midway. His newest movie — Moonfall — will be released on February 4 worldwide. But, who knows how many Marvel and DC fans will have the will to watch his newest movie after this.
“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.” — Roland Emmerich for Den of Geek
This isn’t the first time that Emmerich expressed his distain towards superhero movies. He previosly revealed that he watches superhero movies to fall asleep on long-distance flights. As well as this:
“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.” — Roland Emmerich for CBR
How the fans of superhero movies will take these words remains to be seen. Although Marvel’s Kevin Feige and many other actors and workers from both Marvel and DC defended the superhero genre numerous times, it seems like both fandoms have gotten used to this kind of comments from filmmakers who have the problem with movies that are still earning billions of dollars in revenue, and they will probably keep doing it for the years to come.