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Blade Star Stephen Dorff Says Marvel’s Black Widow “Looks Like Garbage”, Claims He Feels “Embarrassed” For Scarlett Johansson

Actor Stephen Dorff, who portrayed Deacon Frost in Marvel's 1998 Blade film, believes Disney's upcoming Black Widow "looks like garbage."

According to the man himself, Blade star Stephen Dorff is not impressed with what he’s seen of Disney’s Black Widow, as the actor recently asserted that the upcoming entry into the Marvel Cinematic Universe “looks like garbage” — so much so that it’s production made him feel “embarrassed” for the film’s star, Scarlett Johansson.

Source: Blade (1998), New Line Cinemas

Dorff, who can also consider himself a Marvel actor thanks to his portrayal of the villain Deacon Frost in the 1998 film adaptation of Blade, expressed his unabashed opinion on Black Widow while speaking to his personal career philosophy during a recent interview with UK news outlet The Independent, telling staff reporter Adam White, “I still hunt out the good s**t because I don’t want to be in Black Widow.”

“It looks like garbage to me,” added Dorff. “It looks like a bad video game. I’m embarrassed for those people.”

Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

He also expressed specific embarrassment on behalf of Johansson, who portrays the film’s eponymous Russian super spy, exclaiming “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,” he continued. “I really don’t. I’ll find that kid director that’s gonna be the next Kubrick and I’ll act for him instead.”

Natasha Romanoff (Scarlett Johansson) as Black Widow in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW. Photo by Jay Maidment. ©Marvel Studios 2020.

The actor also took a swing at the Oscars, and Hollywood in general, noting that “This year’s Oscars were the most embarrassing thing I’ve ever seen. My business is becoming a big game show.”

“My business is becoming a big game show,” he lamented. “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.”

Taskmaster in Marvel Studios’ BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Black Widow drops in theaters and on Disney Plus this Friday, July 9th.

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