Mel Gibson is the best filmmaker and the actor. His new film, Hackshaw Ridge, at the Venice Film Festival. His film received a ten-minute standing ovation, so it looks like Gibson is back in business making great films again and we have no doubt that he will make some more brilliant movies.
But we will never see a superhero movie from him. The genre doesn’t seem to interest him at all. In fact, he says there’s a lot of waste that goes into these films and specifically points out Batman v Superman, calling it a piece of shit.
Here’s his direct quote from Deadline:
“I look at them and scratch my head. I’m really baffled by it. I think there’s a lot of waste but maybe if I did one of those things with the green screens I’d find out different. I don’t know. Maybe they do cost that much. I don’t know. It seems to me that you could do it for less. If you’re spending outrageous amounts of money, $180 million or more, I don’t know how you make it back after the tax man gets you, and after you give half to the exhibitors. What did they spend on ‘Batman v Superman’ that they’re admitting to? And it’s a piece of shit.”
He then goes on to say that he has no interest in making these kinds of movies:
“I’m not interested in the stuff. Do you know what the difference between real superheroes and comic book superheroes is? Real superheroes didn’t wear spandex. So I don’t know. Spandex must cost a lot.”
Superhero movies obviously aren’t for everyone especially not for Mr.Gibson.