Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was not as universally loved among critics and fans as Warner Bros. would have hoped. In a new interview with Radio Times, Marvel’s Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman, gave his thoughts on what may have gone wrong.
Boseman is a fan just like us, and says he was there on opening night with his popcorn. And while he wasn’t sure exactly what went wrong with the movie, he gave his best guess:
“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.”
Comparing the observation with his own superhero experiences, Boseman went on: “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 isn’t far off with his assessment. Zack Snyder was not shy talking about how Warner Bros. demanded he cut down the movie to two and a half hours. The three hour “Ultimate Edition” that was released on Blu-ray and Digital HD is Snyder’s director’s cut, and the one he wished he could have released in theaters. In fact, everyone from fans to Amy Adams’s husband agrees that it’s the better version.
SOURCE: Radio Times