Director Roland Emmerich is actually bigger and more effective than any of the comic book villains out to destroy the world — mainly because he's accomplished that feat not once but several times over on-screen.
The director seems to have mastered the skill of depicting world destruction. "The Day After Tomorrow," "2012" and "Independence Day" are some of the prime examples of his brand of cinema. But ironically, Emmerich does not consider his movies in the same bracket as the "silly" Marvel movies.
According to The Guardian, the filmmaker is "filled with disdain" at the notion that his movies are in any way similar to comic book adaptations, and he went on to explain why that is. (via ComicBookMovie)
"When you look at my movies it's always the regular Joe Schmo that's the unlikely hero. A lot of Marvel movies, they show people in funny suits running around. I don't like people in capes. I find it silly when someone dons a superhero suit and flies. I don't understand it. I grew up in Germany, that's probably why."
Well, clearly the director is not a fan of the increasingly popular superhero genre, and this is surprising considering how much in common his films have with the DC and Marvel movies. The "Man of Steel" climax could easily have been a scene from a Roland Emmerich film — if you remove "the people in funny suits with capes flying around," that is.
Meanwhile, the director's new film, "Independence Day: Resurgence," his theatres on June 24, 2016.