When you’re out promoting a potential blockbuster film like Roland Emmerich was just doing with ‘Independence Day: Resurgence‘ you might want to take a swipe at the competition and Emmerich did just that against Marvel. There isn’t even a Marvel film on the docket to go up against but that didn’t mean that the man responsible for the third reboot of ‘Stargate‘ as well as that awful 1998 ‘Godzilla’ film wasn’t going to take a shot while he could! Joking aside of some of Emmerich’s work, I honestly do enjoy most of the movies that he puts out as he is a master of disaster films.

It wasn’t exactly how Marvel does their movies that Emmerich was down on but the superhero genre itself as he says:

“When you look at my movies it’s always the regular Joe Schmo that’s the unlikely hero. 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.”

Emmerich is quite right as his style of filmmaking does tend to have your average guy put in a position to save the world front thinking things through and not by using a super power of some sort. I’m not sure where the Germany point falls in as Marvel’s ratings and sales are quite high there and while I may not agree with his opinion, I honestly do get it.

Not everyone likes a superhero.

Do you agree with Emmerich that superheroes aren’t your cup of tea for a film or do you think that hacking into an Alien computer system with a Macintosh is a little less realistic? Share your thoughts below!


We always knew they were coming back. After ‘Independence Day’ redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.

Directed by Roland Emmerich, ‘Independence Day: Resurgence’ stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox, Brent Spiner, Sela Ward, Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe and Jesse Usher and will invade theaters on June 24.

Sources: Screen Rant, Screen Crush

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Stuart Conover is an author, blogger, and all around geek. When not busy being a father and husband he tries to spend as much time as possible immersed in comic books, science fiction, and horror! Would you like to know more? Follow him on Twitter!