LOGAN Director James Mangold Says Extreme Fan Backlash Will Lead To Movies Being Directed By Hacks and Corporate Boards
James Mangold, the director of Logan and the upcoming Boba Fett film has some interesting thoughts on the consequences of extreme fan backlash, like with what is happening with Star Wars: The Last Jedi. It's been disheartening to see how some fans/trolls have lashed out in their hate and anger. It's like they let the dark side take hold of them and some of them are acting like the very villain that they complain about... Kylo Ren. You know, with his childish fits of rage.
James Mangold believes that this kind of behavior from fans could lead to hacks and corporate boards directing movies in the future. And when someone replied saying that was already the case, Mangold responded saying that directors like Rian Johnson and Christopher McQuarrie are not 'owned" and says that they actually fight our battles behind the scenes.
I know some fans will roll their eyes at Mangold's comments, but he also does offer some sound advice saying, "we must remember to try to handle our disappointments the way Yoda might, as opposed to Darth."
I love that advice because it's something that I think all true Star Wars fans can take to heart. Read Mangold's comments below and let us know what you think.
At the point when work writing & directing big franchises has become the emotionally loaded equivalent of writing a new chapter of The Bible (w/ the probable danger of being stoned & called a blasphemer), then a lot of bolder minds r gonna leave these films 2 hacks & corp boards.— Mangold (@mang0ld) July 5, 2018
The fervor of some attacks has an evangelical ferocity. Now, I get it cause for many folk, including me, the SW saga holds tremendous spiritual power, similar to a religious text. But we must remember to try to handle our disappointments the way Yoda might, as opposed to Darth.— Mangold (@mang0ld) July 5, 2018