Independence Day director Roland Emmerich has spoken up to talk about how he’s not a fan of Marvel’s movies and how he thinks the gaming industry has effected movies and film. He thinks the Marvel Superhero movies are “silly.”
“When you look at my movies it’s always the regular Joe Schmo that’s the unlikely hero,” he explained. “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.”
He also talked about how the Movie industry is dominated by big players and little shops. There isn’t much in the middle at all.
“It’s a little bit like what happens in every other industry,” he said. “When you look at the clothing industry, where are the little boutiques? Yeah, they are still there but in very small numbers. Everything else is big franchises, like Gap. Every fashion brand has to become a franchise or they will not survive.”
Emmerich also explained how he thinks gaming has “eaten away” at the young male demographic for film. And that its hurting box office results.
“I think what will happen is that we will have other forms of entertainment,” he said. “Virtual reality will be absolutely big. The gaming industry has already eaten away so much of the young male audience. In movies, it’s only going to be the big tentpole pictures and hopefully some good pictures for the Oscars and that’s it, that’s all you’ll get.”
You can read the full Guardian interview here.