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James Mangold says fans backlash will push directors away from franchise films

Press Trust of India  |  Los Angeles 

"Logan" has warned that extreme by fans of popular movie franchises will drive filmmakers away from the future projects.

The 54-year-old made the comments on after he defended "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" helmer who is till date receiving extreme criticism for the film.

"At the point when work writing and directing big franchises has become the emotionally loaded equivalent of writing a new chapter of The Bible (with the probable danger of being stoned and called a blasphemer), then a lot of bolder minds are gonna leave these to hacks and corporate boards," wrote.

When a user implied that Johnson and "Mission: Impossible - Fallout" already belong to the "corporate boards", said it is not true.

"If you feel that is the case, if you feel the film-makers are just and powerless, then why b***h at us?" he tweeted.

"In the case of and Christopher Mcquarrie, I assure you these cats are not 'owned'. They actually fight your battles behind the scenes," he added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, July 11 2018. 15:25 IST