Stephen Dorff is well known for portraying the role of Deacon Frost in Blade, 1998. Dorff has been featured in a number of movies over time. In a recent interview, Dorff openly thrashed Marvel and superhero movies. The Embattled star claimed that the superhero movies made back in his time were only good as they followed a proper storyline while today’s cinema is running after money rather than keeping their focus on delivering a proper story.
Stephen Dorff Doesn’t Want to Work with Marvel
Marvel who will soon kick off its phase 5 with the release of Antman and the Wasp: Quantumania is planning to recreate Blade. Kevin Feige officially confirmed the making of Blade starring Mahershala Ali as the main character. Stephen Dorff made it very clear that he doesn’t have any plans to join the upcoming movie cast.
The Divinity star flexed his role along with Wesley Snipes in the hit 1998 movie, Blade. Dorff has previously declared that Black Widow is “garbage” and that he is embarrassed for the main star, Scarlett Johansson. The actor this time spoke about DC’s blunder of Black Adam and called it very bad. The Old Henry actor claimed that he would love to do superhero movies but only if they were good enough.
“My life is pretty weird, but look, I love all kinds of movies. If comic-book movies were more like when I started when we made Blade, or the few that have been decent over the years, like when Nolan did The Dark Knight and reinvented Batman from Tim Burton, who’s obviously a genius…when they were interesting, like when Norrington did Blade, and Guillermo [del Toro] was fucking around in it.
But all this other garbage is just embarrassing, you know what I mean? I mean, God bless them, they’re making a bunch of money, but their movies suck [laughs]. And nobody’s going to remember them. Nobody’s remembering Black Adam at the end of the day. I didn’t even see that movie, it looked so bad.”
Speaking of shortcomings of the MCU, Dorff also mentioned the very fact of the absence of a director for the upcoming Blade movie. Bassam Tariq was hired to direct the movie but Tariq left the project because of creative differences and production shifts just two months prior to the initial production date. Yann Demange is now onboarded to direct the movie, with Michael Starburry rewriting the script.
“Marvel is used to me trashing them anyway. How’s that PG Blade movie going for you, that can’t get a director? [laughs] Because anybody who goes there is going to be laughed at by everyone because we already did it and made it the best. There’s no Steve Norrington out there.”
Stephen Dorff on Mainstream Movies
The Zaytoun star stated that he would do mainstream movies all the time but only if they were good enough. Dorff shared that it is tough to find mainstream movies like his starrer Divinity that presents a good storyline. The Blade star went ahead and mentioned that movies like Divinity should be brought to the mainstream and couldn’t stop himself from laughing at mainstream flops like Dwayne Johnson’s Black Adam.
“But in general, most of the movies are selling to streamers anyway, so it’s not really about cinema. I think Divinity should be bought by the majors, and if the majors were smart—if DC or any of these companies were doing cool things—they would look for the next Eddie Alcazar because that’s the future. Not making Black Adam and worthless garbage over and over again [laughs].
I’d do mainstream movies all the time if they were good. But if the one or two a year that happen don’t, for whatever reason, cast me in a role, I’m not going to lose sleep over it because I wasn’t one of fifty people in Oppenheimer. I mean, it looks cool, but to me, unless you’re playing Oppenheimer, I don’t want to be in that movie [laughs]. Unless it’s my friend’s movie, and then I’ll do a scene or pop-up.”
It looks like Dorff is not impressed with mainstream movies especially those of superheroes. The success of the upcoming Blade and other superhero movies will eventually be public in the coming times.
Blade is scheduled to be released on September 6, 2024, and shooting for the same will begin in early 2023.
Source: The Daily Beast.com