INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Director Reveals Why He's Not Interested In "Silly" Marvel Movies

INDEPENDENCE DAY: RESURGENCE Director Reveals Why He's Not Interested In "Silly" Marvel Movies

Talking in a recent interview to promote the release of Independence Day: Resurgence, director Roland Emmerich offers up a pretty bizarre explanation as to why he can't relate to Marvel superheroes...

Roland Emmerich has become known for making movies which essentially amount to little more than disaster porn, and the vast majority of the time, those are pretty awful. However, it turns out that even he turns his nose up at the increasingly popular superhero genre, something which is evident from a recent interview the Independence Day: Resurgence director took part in with The Guardian

According to the site, the filmmaker is "filled with disdain" at the notion that his movies are in any way similar to comic book adaptations, and he went on to explain why that is. "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."

That's a somewhat odd explanation, but his assessment of Marvel movies (and superhero releases in general) is way off the mark when you think about heroes like Steve Rogers and Scott Lang. Either way, Emmerich clearly has no interest in working in the genre, something which most of us can probably agree is for the best. Imagine how much destruction his version of Man of Steel would have had...
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