In a recent interview with Independent, Stephen Dorff, most famous for his role of the villain Deacon Frost in Blade, criticized the modern film industry, particularly modern superhero movies including Marvel’s Black Widow.
“I still hunt out the good s**t because I don’t want to be in Black Widow,” Dorff said. “It looks like garbage to me. It looks like a bad video game. I’m embarrassed for those people. I’m embarrassed for Scarlett! I’m sure she got paid five, seven million bucks, but I’m embarrassed for her. I don’t want to be in those movies. I really don’t. I’ll find that kid director that’s gonna be the next [Stanley] Kubrick and I’ll act for him instead.”
The much-anticipated Black Widow film is hitting theaters and Disney+ Premier Access on July 9, 2021, after being delayed more than a year due to COVID-19. It will be the 24th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the first film in the franchise’s “Phase Four”, with 10 more films on the schedule. The franchise launched with Iron Man in 2008, significantly changing the landscape for superhero films a decade after Dorff’s Blade, which kickstarted Marvel’s success in film.
A reboot of Blade starring Mahershala Ali has been announced for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.