Director Gaspar Noe Walked Out of ‘Black Panther’: ‘I Had to Escape the Cinema After 20 Minutes’

Gaspar Noé

Gaspar Noe spoke to Variety about “Climax,” being released in March, but he also shared a hilarious anecdote about walking out of a screening of "Black Panther" after just 20 minutes.

“I tried ‘Black Panther.’ I escaped from the cinema after 20 minutes,” Noé said. “I thought it was as bad as ‘Star Wars.’ I hated ‘Star Wars.’ I hated the R&B music [in “Black Panther”]. The music was so bad that I had to escape. But you know which one I like? What’s the name of the Denis Villeneuve movie? ‘Arrival.’ That one was good.”