Blade star Stephen Dorff isn’t holding back in his assessment of Black Widow, saying he’s embarrassed for lead actress Scarlett Johansson.
Stephen Dorff, who performed in the 1998s Blade, has some choice words for Marvel’s latest effort, Black Widow. The film side of the MCU has been on hiatus for some time now, with the coronavirus pandemic keeping all plans for 2020 on hold. The last movie to arrive from the franchise was Spider-Man: Far From Home two years ago, but this drought will finally end this week with the arrival of Black Widow. With Scarlett Johansson, Black Widow will give Natasha Romanoff the solo film that movie fans have long campaigned for as she revisits her Russian roots.
The Cate Shortland-directed film also stars Florence Pugh, David Harbor, OT Fagbenle and Rachel Weisz. It is expected to be Johansson’s last in the MCU, as Natasha met her untimely end in Avengers: Endgame. Black Widow is a prequel located between Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Infinity War, and while it’s not quite the origin story that some fans might have wished, it will explore Natasha’s story on a deeper level than ever before.
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The excitement has been mounting ever since Black Widow, but there is one person who is not excited about the project. Dorff, who played Deacon Frost in Blade, recently spoke to Independent in a large-scale interview. Seemingly spontaneous, Dorff slammed Black Widow when he describes what he himself is looking for in a project. Describing him as a “bad video gameThe actor really didn’t hold back. Dorff said:
“I always hunt for the good shit because I don’t want to be in Black Widow. It sounds like garbage to me. It looks like a bad video game. I am ashamed for these people. I’m ashamed for Scarlett! I’m sure she got paid five, seven million dollars, but I’m ashamed for her. I don’t want to be in these movies. I really don’t. I will find this young director who will be the next Kubrick and I will play for him instead.
This isn’t the first time someone has looked for superhero movies, with Martin Scorsese’s comments from 2019 being perhaps the biggest example. It is interesting that Dorff himself said he had no interest in “this movies“since he appeared in Blade, although it can be argued that the 1998 film is in a different style than the MCU. At the same time, Blade is set to join the MCU in the coming years, with Mahershala Ali set to star in the lead. It will be interesting to see if Dorff has any opinions on this.
It might be worth mentioning that Black Widow is currently certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, with a rate of 82% at the time of writing. The initial buzz was pretty favorable overall, with many praising the film’s more gritty story and action. Additionally, Johansson earned praise for her performance, so she might not feel like she has anything to be embarrassed about. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion, including Dorff. Black Widow It might not be his kind of movie, but there are a lot of fans ready to welcome it with open arms. This is how the cinema works.
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