In a recent interview with Den of Geek, Independence Day director Roland Emmerich claimed that the success of major franchises such as the DCEU, Star Wars, and the Marvel Cinematic Universe have ruined the film industry.
In the interview, he commented that disaster movies have changed since the arrival of very large, event films that were based on comic book properties. Looking on the state of the film industry, Emmerich said, "Naturally Marvel and DC Comics, and Star Wars, have pretty much taken over. It's ruining our industry a little bit, because nobody does anything original anymore."Roland Emmerich also has previously spoken about his disregard for blockbuster films, saying that he occasionally watched Marvel movies to help him fall asleep on long-distance flights.
He also continued to say that his general doubt about superhero movies might be due to his German heritage. According to Emmerich, the idea of superheroes only grow larger in Germany well after he had grown out of the target audience.
This isn’t the first time that the filmmaker has expressed his disdain towards superhero movies. Emmerich previously said that he doesn’t understand the characters that wear colorful outfits and fly to the skies. "When you look at my movies it's always the regular Joe Schmo that's the unlikely hero," Emmerich commented. "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."
While the filmmakers may not be a fan of The Avengers, his latest movie Moonfall presents a threat that would be perfect for The Avengers. Starring Patrick Wilson, John Bradley, Michael Peña, and Halle Berry, the film’s premise shows the moon knocked out of its orbit by an unknown force, sending it to a very disastrous collision with Earth. In order to prevent the end of the world, a conspiracy theorist and two astronauts must work together, discovering that the moon heading to Earth is not what it appears to be.
Moonfall is set to be released in theaters on February 4, 2022.