Ridley Scott has revealed the reason why he turned the opportunity to direct a big Disney film, after the company had acquired Fox.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Scott recalled Disney’s acquisition of Fox in 2019, revealing he was offered the chance to direct a “wizard” film after the purchase, but ultimately turned down the offer as he didn’t think it was a “good idea.”
“They wanted me to do a wizard film. And I don’t do wizard films. It wasn’t a good idea,” he said.
Speaking further of choosing his projects, the director explained: “I feel like I’m a child in a playpen with lots of toys, and I’ll go, ‘Oh, that looks nice and red and shiny. I’ll go for that.’”
“The older I get, the more I look for things which are about something, aren’t just entertainment. It must have an effect on somebody,” he added.
Back in November, Scott, who has been very outspoken recently, described superhero movies “boring as sh*t.”
“The best films are driven by the characters, and we’ll come to superheroes after this if you want, because I’ll crush it. I’ll f*cking crush it. They’re f*cking boring as sh*t. Their scripts are not any f*cking good,” he said to Deadline.