You know it’s bad when one of the writers is ashamed.
With the success of Marvel’s Black Panther and it’s celebration of African heritage, it’s common fans would compare it to other movies involving black super heroes.
Though not black in the comics, the 2004 DC film, Catwoman starred Halle Berry as the catlike super heroine. If you’ve seen the movie you know it’s a huge let down. 14 years later screenwriter John Rogers tells us why.
When Conservative writer DC McAllister tweeted “Michelle Obama says it’s about time black kids have a superhero that reflects who they are. Why didn’t we hear this when Halle Berry as Catwoman was released years ago?”
Catwoman screenwriter John Rogers tweeted this response, “As one of the credited writers of CATWOMAN, I believe I have the authority to say: because it was a shit movie dumped by the studio at the end of a style cycle, and had zero cultural relevance either in front of or behind the camera.
This is a bad take. Feel shame.”
It was so bad it won a Razzie for worst movie, actress, director, and screenplay. Rogers ultimately blames the film for ending his career.
He continued with, “Full disclosure: I was fired off the movie after writing the green light draft because I kept arguing with notes that’d make the movie “very, very bad.” Which I said out loud. At meetings. I got fired a lot in my 30’s”
Rogers now writes and executive produces TNT’s The Librarians.