"That's how it can happen. That's how it can be. And in a way, it's a subversive message of the film," Herzog told The Associated Press in an interview. "There shouldn't be a new Cold War. And I do believe that the demonization of Russia is a big mistake of the Western media and Western politics."
"I've seen some trailers. I've seen some excerpts here and there. And I know about the whole franchise and about the toys for the kids and so - it's all a new mythology," Herzog said. ... You better take them seriously."