Now that director Joe Johnston has lived down the critical and fan disappointment he received last year after the release of his movie ‘The Wolfman,’ he’s assuring comic book fans that his upcoming film, ‘Captain America: The First Avenger,’ will be better, Cinemablend.com is reporting. Johnston is now admitting that he regrets making ‘The Wolfman,’ and he only took the job because for the first time in his career, he desperately needed money. “I had a cash flow problem…money is always the wrong reason for doing something that requires passionate devotion.”
Johnston also blames his discontent with ‘The Wolfman’ on the fact that Universal only gave him three weeks to prepare for it, which he called a “ridiculously inadequate amount of time.” He also said the movie suffered from “bad decisions, infighting, reluctance of the powers-that-be to take responsibility and too many under-qualified cooks in the kitchen.”
However, Johnston had nearly a year to prepare for ‘Captain America’ before he started shooting it. He also had a smaller, more qualified team of producers who helped him achieve his goal for the movie. “I had a dream cast headed by Chris Evans. I had the best designers, artists, sculptors, craftspeople…a creative team that could design, build and photograph anything and have it look amazing and beautiful,” Johnston added.
Written by: Karen Benardello