Marvel's Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman was asked to give his opinion on Warner Bros' Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Why? Because he was in that other superhero movie where the good guys were fighting each other.
Boseman blew everyone away in Captain America: Civil War, debuting a live-action T'Challa, and set up some high expectations for his solo film. We know it has a great director in Creed's Ryan Coogler as well as the tremendous cast of Lupita Nyong'o, Michael B. Jordon, and Danai Gurira. We still don't know much about the plot of Black Panther but Boseman was recently quoted as saying it would be a bit grittier than Marvel's other films.
While it's already a bit tough to get actors to talk about their own upcoming films when secrecy is involved, I think it's kind of awkward to ask them to weigh in on their competition. But Marvel versus DC will probably always be a thing.
Boseman spoke to RadioTimes.com who asked him where he thought Batman v Superman went wrong. He told them he wasn't exactly sure but he was there on opening night with his “popcorn and everything.”
“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,” he said. “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.”
Too many cooks in the kitchen, as they say.
“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,” he continued. “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.”
Think Boseman has it right? Personally, I think he would have won the day by simply answering, “I don't care.”