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'Blade' Star Stephen Dorff Dragged After Saying He's 'Embarrassed' For 'Black Widow' Star Scarlett Johansson

'Blade' Star Stephen Dorff Dragged After Saying He's 'Embarrassed' For 'Black Widow' Star Scarlett Johansson
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Blade actor Stephen Dorff just blasted Marvel films and said he was "embarrassed" for Scarlett Johansson – who stars as Natalia Alianovna "Natasha" Romanova in the upcoming Marvel movie, Black Widow.

Dorff said in an interview withThe Independent that – while Johnasson probably got paid well for her work on "a bad video game" – he would prefer to work with a promising, upcoming director.

"I still hunt out the good s**t because I don't want to be in Black Widow," proclaimed the actor from the third season of True Detective.

The 47-year-old continued:

"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 Kubrick and I'll act for him instead."

Twitter mocked him with his resume and questioned his progress so far on finding the next Kubrick.

ScarJo has not responded to Dorff's comment, but social media users happily filled in the blanks.

Dorff was also called out for his hypocrisy and was reminded of his work as Deacon Frost in 1998's Blade – which is a Marvel property but was a film distributed by New Line Cinema.

Dorff also mentioned another point of contention with Hollywood in his interview.

"This year's Oscars were the most embarrassing thing I've ever seen," he told the media outlet.

"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 clusterf'k of content now."

Dorff joins Martin Scorsese in their criticism of superhero films. The Irishman director told the New York Times that Marvel films "aren't cinema."

Whatever their true definition of "cinema" is, one thing that can't be contested is the fact that the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films are far from being a box office disappointment to its millions of adoring fans worldwide.

And despite Dorff's low guestimation of Johansson's financial compensation for Black Widow, Insider reported the actress will make more than $15 million for her standalone Marvel movie.

But may Dorff find his next Kubrick.

Black Widow will be released in US theatres this Friday.