'Black Widow': Stephen Dorff slammed for calling Scarlett Johansson film a 'bad video game'
'True Detective' actor Stephen Dorff faced the wrath of MCU fans online after he dissed MCU's upcoming movie, 'Black Widow' starring Scarlett Johansson and called it 'garbage'. Fans said that the actor is 'jealous because he wasn't offered a role in the film'. The 47-year-old actor played the villain Deacon Frost in 1998’s 'Blade' (which is also a Marvel property but distributed by New Line Cinema).
In a story published on Monday, July 5, Dorff told UK's that "current superhero films are what is wrong with the business". Taking about Scarlett Johanson's 'Black Widow', Dorff said, "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." The actor also added, "I’ll find that kid director that’s gonna be the next [Stanley] Kubrick and I’ll act for him instead."
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Dorff also trashed this year’s Academy Awards ceremony and said, "This year’s Oscars were the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever seen. My business is becoming a big game show. You have actors that don’t have a clue what they’re doing. You have filmmakers that don’t have a clue what they’re doing. We’re all in these little boxes on these streamers. TV, film, it’s all one big clusterfuck of content now."
After being postponed multiple times, 'Black Widow' is set to hit the screens on July 7, 2021. The movie will follow the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ (2016). It will see Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) confronting a dangerous conspiracy that is related to her past. Apart from Johansson, the movie will also star Florence Pugh (Yelena Belova), David Harbour (Red Guardian) and Rachel Weisz (Melina Vostokoff) in pivotal roles.
'Who is he anyway?'
Fans flocked to Twitter in large numbers dissing Stephen Dorff for his 'derogatory' comments on 'Black Widow' and Scarlett Johansson. One fan wrote, "I literally have no idea who he is or what he’s been in." Another tweeted, "i’m not tryna be defensive bc i’m a marvel stan but literally… who the fuck is this man??" Another fan commented, "Who is he anyway?" One tweet read, "i don't actually know who Stephen Dorff is tbh."
I literally have no idea who he is or what he’s been in 💀— Carmen| Free 🇵🇸 (@carmennmarvel) July 5, 2021
i’m not tryna be defensive bc i’m a marvel stan but literally… who the fuck is this man??— lauren 🪐🌻✨🥂 (@LRF1322) July 5, 2021
Who is he anyway?— Charlie 🏴 R.I.P Kipsta ❤️ (@NUFCChazo) July 5, 2021
i don't actually know who Stephen Dorff is tbh— Archiballs (@ArchieECH) July 5, 2021
Fans also dubbed Dorff as 'jealous' for not being offered a role in the movie. One fan wrote, "No one offered you a role lmao." Another commented, "Who even wants to offer him a role." One fan tweeted, "He’s embarrassed for Scarlett?? She’s a thousand times more successful than he could ever be. He should be embarrassed for himself that the only way he can stay slightly relevant is by talking shit about a movie he hasn’t even seen." Another tweeted, "Aww look who's jealous bcs he don't get to be in the MCU."
no one offered you a role lmao— لوغان (@w0iza) July 5, 2021
Who even wants to offer him a role 😭— 💥BOOM💥 (@miles__miles__) July 5, 2021
He’s embarrassed for Scarlett?? She’s a thousand times more successful than he could ever be. He should be embarrassed for himself that the only way he can stay slightly relevant is by talking shit about a movie he hasn’t even seen— 🌊 (@r4nd0mp0p) July 5, 2021
Aww look who's jealous bcs he don't get to be in the MCU— Caer (@mastertrader02) July 5, 2021