Chadwick Boseman: Batman v Superman lacked clear direction
- Bang Showbiz
- 16 September 2016
'Captain America: Civil War'' star Chadwick Boseman claims 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' was hampered by a lack of clear direction
Chadwick Boseman believes 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' lacked clear direction.
The 39-year-old actor, who starred in the successful Marvel movie 'Captain America: Civil War', has given his thoughts on Zack Snyder's rival DC Comics film which got bad reviews and lower-than-expected box office takings, despite pitting two of the greatest superheroes of all time against each other.
In an interview with RadioTimes.com, Boseman said: "I was there the first night to see 'Batman v Superman'. 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 there's at times [too] many people deciding something."
He clarified: "There's not a clear voice from the director. Sometimes when you watch movies you see that the producers are saying something, someone else is saying something, the directors are saying something. And sometimes, it doesn't work."
In 'Captain America: Civil War', Boseman played Wakanda hero Black Panther, making his Marvel debut and he believes the reason why Marvel Studios movies generally do well is because the directors are left alone to bring their vision to the big screen.
He said: "I don't know if that's why it doesn't resonate, if it's because maybe the director didn't get his cut, I have no way of knowing that. 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."
He is to work with director Ryan Coogler on the solo 'Black Panther' film, on which shooting starts in January 2017 ahead of a 2018 release.
After watching Coogler's last film, 'Rocky' sequel 'Creed', Boseman is sure that he will bring an element of "grit" to the fantastical film.
He explained: "I think that's part of what [director] Ryan Coogler is gonna bring to the table. In his prior movie ('Creed'), I think there was a certain grit to that boxing, a certain realism that he brought to the table, with the choreography and just the way he was looking in terms of the story. Because there's always storytelling in fighting.
"There's a mystery and a mystique to him. So all those things to me sort of present a recipe for a darker drama than you might normally see."