Independence Day director Roland Emmerich talked about franchises like MCU, DCEU and Star Wars which, in his opinion, are ruining the modern film industry.
Independence Day director Roland Emmerich recently claimed that franchises like MCU, Marvel or Star Wars do nothing but destroy movies. In addition to “Independence Day”, Emmerich is also the mastermind behind some of the “apocalypse” niche films of the last three decades, such as “The Day After Tomorrow” (2012), and the 2016 sequel to his hit film. , Independence Day: Resurgence. Emmerich’s latest film, Moonfall, will be released on February 3, 2022.
Star Wars, DC and Marvel movies, lacking in screenwriting creativity?
Emmerich is, of course, not the first famous Hollywood director to land with the successful franchises of the moment. While promoting his film “The Irishman”, the famous director Martin Scorsese stated that MCU films should not be distributed in cinemas. Scorsese suggested that action-packed blockbusters were “better suited for theme parks,” suggesting that they were not really movies and should not be treated as such.
It seems that the idea that the three film entities are devoid of creativity is shared by many well-known Hollywood directors, as we have seen in the previous writings.
In a recent interview with Den of Geek, Emmerich was asked if it’s hard to make an action movie right now, at a time when Marvel and DC seem to have a monopoly on this genre.
“Oh yes! Because, of course, Marvel, DC Comics, and Star Wars have taken over. This only succeeds in destroying our industry, little by little, because no one makes films with original script, nowadays “, said Roland Emmerich, for the previously quoted source.