I took this as she was referring to her bosses and the producers (i.e. Kevin Feige etc.)? Maybe she wasn't expecting to feel the respect?I am sad she feels this way. I respect all the female bosses I ever had, and I'm an old white dude. I have even had a black female boss. In fact, she was one of my best bosses.
This isn't a surprise. Reminds me of old school Hollywood where the producers ruled and the director came in to deal with the actors but little else.Okay… I think it’s safe to say this movie is going to be bad. Costa is already distancing herself from the movie, calling it Kevin Feige’s movie and that she took a bit of a backseat to his vision/direction. That doesn’t happen when you think you’ve directed a banger.
Nia DaCosta says that The Marvels is really a Kevin Feige movie, and while she enjoyed playing in the MCU, she is ready to move on.movieweb.com
That's what I've been hearing about directing MCU movies for a bit now. I'm blanking on who turned down a directing roll that I saw first said it. I want to say that it was a female director but it's fuzzy. The basic gist of that director's comments where that you're only directing the people and have no control over the rest of the movie. SFX and everything are handled elsewhere and out of their control. The director is just another cog in the machine with them.This isn't a surprise. Reminds me of old school Hollywood where the producers ruled and the director came in to deal with the actors but little else.