Ridley Scott vs. Comic Book Movies

With Alien: Covenant arriving next year and a trailer for the Prometheus sequel already released, Ridley Scott is once again in the spotlight. Even though the prequel to the beloved sci-fi/horror franchise kind of disappointed, hopes are high that this next installment will go back to its roots and deliver what every fan has been hoping for.

This isn’t the only high-profile movie with connections to Ridley Scott waiting to be released in 2017, with Blade Runner 2049 dropping by next October. So there is a lot riding on 2017 for him, especially after 2015's The Martian proved that he still had it.

So some (like us) might consider it interesting when Ridley Scott talks about comic book movies and why he hasn’t directed any until now:

Superhero movies are not my kind of thing - that's why I've never really done one.  several times, but I can't believe in the thin, gossamer tight-rope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero.  keep making smart films (via CBM).

Alien: Covenant (Movie Web) Alien: Covenant (Movie Web)

And, of course, Ridley Scott may be right – but not entirely, considering the fact that, most recently, he also directed Exodus: Gods and Kings and The Counselor. However, this isn’t all that he has to say about superhero movies. And, in order to prove his point, he also gives an example:

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**king good story, as opposed to no story!

Yes, the first Blade Runner was amazing. And so were Alien and a couple of other movies he directed. However, it's a bit much to say that CBMs aren’t smart movies – and Captain America: The Winter Soldier is just one example.

Batman v Superman (Warner Bros) Batman v Superman (Warner Bros.)

So what do you think? Do you agree with Ridley Scott?