Director Tarsem Singh: I can’t relate to superheroes
“Self/less” director Tarsem Singh is hardly selfish when it comes to his opinions on superheroes and superhero movies. In an interview with HitFix, he practically calls some of the “X-Men” films unwatchable and finds characters like Superman unrelatable.
“They are the gods of the West…They are the Krishnas and Christs and everything for a generation,” Singh says. “I just personally could never relate to the person who wears his underwear outside his pants.”
Singh minces no words when trashing early movies in the “X-Men” franchise, saying “I couldn’t even sit through ten minutes of them.” He does go on to note that “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” directed by Bryan Singer, is “brilliant.”
As for his own desired to direct superhero movies, don’t expect anything any time soon. Singh explains the only one he’s interested in helming would be Batman, but that’s in the confident hands of Zack Snyder.
“The problem is that is a stick that’s been painted so well right now,” Singh says. “Anybody who attacks it as an alone theme will get beaten… So leave it alone for a decade.”
“Self/less,” which stars Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez and Ben Kingsley hits the theaters July 10.