Actor Stephen Dorff recently worked with Oscar-winner Mahershala Ali on third season of HBO’s True Detective, but it sounds like the former Blade actor wouldn’t have advised Ali to take on the Blade mantle. Dorff spoke with The Indepenent (via The Hollywood Reporter) and proceeded to hammer the modern Marvel Studios movies, specifically, Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow solo film.
“I still hunt out the good shit because I don’t want to be in Black Widow. 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,” Stephen Dorff said.
Mr. Dorff had played vampire villain Decaon Frost in 1998’s Blade, the successful R-rated film led by Wesley Snipes and directed by Stephen Norrington that was released two years before Fox’s X-Men. It’s regarded as the film that proved to Marvel that they could make successful films with their popular and obscure characters.
I guess fans that wanted Stephen Dorff to play the MCU’s Wolverine might want to pump those breaks. Then again, Ethan Hawke had a similar opinion only to join the Disney+ series Moon Knight, starring opposite with Oscar Isaac.
BLACK WIDOW – In Black Widow, Natasha Romanoff confronts the darker parts of her ledger when a dangerous conspiracy with ties to her past arises. Pursued by a force that will stop at nothing to bring her down, Natasha must deal with her history as a spy and the broken relationships left in her wake long before she became an Avenger. Directed by Cate Shortland and produced by Kevin Feige, the movie stars Scarlett Johansson reprising her role as Natasha Romanoff. Florence Pugh stars as Yelena Belova, David Harbour as Alexei Shostakov aka Red Guardian, and Rachel Weisz as Melina Vostokoff.