September 16, 2016


Marvel Star Chadwick Boseman May Know Why DC's 'Batman v Superman' Sucked

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At the August premiere of DC's Suicide Squad, director David Ayer shouted "fuck Marvel!" Now one of Marvel's talents—Black Panther star and Captain America: Civil War scene-stealer Chadwick Boseman—is taking a more refined approach to The Other Superhero Studio. 

Of the much-maligned Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the man who recently played both James Brown and Jackie Robinson told Radio Times:

“I was there the first night to see Batman v Superman, got my popcorn and everything, and I’m not exactly sure what they did wrong. But I feel like sometimes you see a movie—and I could be wrong, or saying this because I’m in the industry—you can see that there’s at times [too] many people deciding something. That there’s not a clear voice from the director."

Boseman went on to remind us that meddling producers are often a factor on big-budget films, and that directors sometimes don't get to release their own cut. "I just feel like, what I have experienced at Marvel is that the directors are very much making the movie. So maybe that’s it.”

Boseman later says Black Panther's mystical, mysterious traits "sort of present a recipe for a darker drama than you might normally see." He believes strongly in 30-year-old director Ryan Coogler, who, as Creed showed, understands "there’s always storytelling in fighting."