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Director Joe Johnston Admits Captain America Is Better than The Wolfman

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Director Joe Johnston Admits Captain America Is Better than The Wolfman

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

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As a life-long fan of entertainment, particularly films, television and music, and an endless passion for writing, Karen Benardello decided to combine the two for a career. She graduated from New York's LIU Post with a B.F.A in Journalism, Print and Electronic. While still attending college, Karen began writing for Shockya during the summer of 2007, when she began writing horror movie reviews. Since she began writing for Shockya, Karen has been promoted to the position of Senior Movies & Television Editor. Some of her duties in the position include interviewing filmmakers and musicians, producing posts on celebrity news and contributing reviews on albums and concerts. Some of her highlights include attending such festivals and conventions as the Tribeca Film Festival, the New York Film Festival, SXSW, Toronto After Dark, the Boston Film Festival and New York Comic-Con.

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  1. Jake L.

    January 8, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    Really? But I thought Wolfman was pretty good (though it could be better), and you guys start mumbling about how bad it is just because it gets a low box office?!

    And then if Captain America do bad at box office is he going to say the same thing again?

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