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Chadwick Boseman talks Batman v Superman and Black Panther

09.16.2016

Chadwick Boseman Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Black Panther

Like many of us, Chadwick Boseman was very much looking forward to BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, and unfortunately, like many of us, he walked out of the theater feeling as though something wasn't quite right. While speaking with the Radio Times recently, the star of the upcoming BLACK PANTHER spoke about the big DCEU flick and what he believes went wrong with Batman and Superman's big showdown.

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. 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.<

After appearing in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, Chadwick Boseman has had his own experiences with many voices involved in a blockbuster, but he feels that Marvel gives their directors much more power when it comes to calling the shots on set.

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.

Boseman was one of the many highlights of CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR and the actor will soon get the chance to lead his own feature in Ryan Coogler's BLACK PANTHER. Production is set to get underway early next year and Boseman spoke about why he's excited for the film and what he thinks Coogler will be bringing to the table.

You know, in his prior movie [Creed], I think there was a certain grit to that fighting, 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. I also just feel like [Black Panther] in general is a strategist. He’s the person that tries to stay a step ahead. He’s not necessarily the comedic element, the sparky stuff that actually works with many of the other characters that you see in comic books. That’s not necessarily who he is. 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.

BLACK PANTHER will hit theaters on February 16, 2018.

Source: Radio Times

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