As 2016 comes to a close, it seems one more celebrated Hollywood legend wants to take a parting shot at Warner Bros.' DC Extended Universe and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice in particular. In response to a question on whether he'll ever direct a superhero film, Ridley Scott (Alien: Covenant, The Martian) replied, "Superhero movies are not my kind of thing - that's why I've never really done one. [I've been asked] several times, but I can't believe in the thin, gossamer tight-rope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero. [I want to] keep making smart films."
But the Exodus: Gods and Kings helmer didn't stop there. "I've done that kind of movie - Blade Runner really is a comic strip when you think about it, it's a dark story told in an unreal world. You could almost put Batman or Superman in that world, that atmosphere, except I'd have a *beep* good story, as opposed to no story!"
"I want to keep doing cinema and I hope [the popularity of superhero films] doesn't affect those of us who still keep making smart films. I'm hoping it doesn't affect me."
but I can't believe in the thin, gossamer tight-rope of the non-reality of the situation of the superhero
May the Force be with you.