‘Blade’ alum Stephen Dorff is criticizing the upcoming Marvel reboot

Stephen Dorff attends the premiere of his movie

Stephen Dorff attends the premiere of his movie “Divinity” on January 21 at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. (Photo: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)

Stephen Dorff isn’t a fan of most movies these days, and he has a certain beef with a certain genre: those built around superheroes.

“If comic book movies were anything like when they started when we were made codeor the few who have been fit over the years, like when [director Christopher] Nolan did The Dark Knight And reinvent it Batman From Tim Burton, who’s clearly a genius…when they were fun, like when [director Stephen] Norrington did codeAnd [director[ Guillermo [del Toro] He was fond of it. But all this other garbage is just embarrassing, you know what I mean? ” The Daily Beast In an article published Wednesday. “I mean, God bless them, they make a lot of money, but their movies suck. And nobody will remember them. Nobody remembers.” Black Adam in the end of the day. I haven’t even seen that movie, it looked so bad.”

Black Adam, based on the DC Comics character and starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, underperformed at the box office when it was released in October. Critics also derided it, and it has a 39% foul score, based on nearly 300 reviews, in Rotten tomatoes.

Dorff was also critical of the Marvel remake of codeAnd Starring Oscar winner Mahershala Ali It is scheduled to be released in September 2024. Dorff said it wouldn’t be better than 1998 edition in which he faced Wesley Snipes. This movie is directed by Stephen Norrington, who directed the latest comics adaptation, The League of Magnificent Masters.

Marvel used to throw them away anyway. How’s that PG code “Movie goes for you, can’t get a director?” he said before laughing. Because anyone who goes there is going to be laughed at by everyone, because we really did it and made it the best. There’s no Steve Norrington there.”

Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff star

Wesley Snipes and Stephen Dorff starred in Blade in 1998 (Photo: Everett Collection)

Entertainment Weekly I reported in November that Yan Demang (country of love) will direct Ali in the new code.

Dorff was at Sundance promoting his latest project, divinity, a thriller co-starring Bella Thorne and Scott Bakula, directed by Eddie Alcazar. Dorff plays a character he described as “Elon Musk with Asperger’s.”

“I suspect divinity It needs to be bought by the big companies, and if the big companies are smart — if DC or any of these companies are doing great things — they’ll be looking for the next Eddie Alcazar, because that’s the future,” he said. Black Adam And worthless trash over and over again.”

In July 2021, the actor memorably said that he “embarrassedTo Scarlett Johansson ahead of the release of her big-budget Marvel solo movie, Black Widowin 2021.

Dorff’s acting credits date back to the 1980s, on TV shows such as The new Leave It to BeaverAnd Diff’rent strokes And family ties It includes movies like crazy bAnd enemies of the people And somewhere. He said he would do mainstream films all the time if they were any good.

“I mean, mainstream movies — the few movies that are out in theaters that do well, like [sequels to] symbol picture And Best – I don’t even know what it is all about. It’s all stupid to me, he said. I think film festivals are, in a way, kind of silly, except they bring filmmakers and people together and you get an audience for your movie and you can release it and sell it there. But in general, most movies are sold to streamers on Anyway, so it’s not really about cinema.”

He described the films of 2022 as “awful”, and that being an actor is even harder today because filmmakers are less interesting.

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