Listen: The Marvels
Prepare for the potential MCU box office disaster with The Marvels
• Get ready for the potential MCU box office disaster with The Marvels, the latest addition to the franchise, set to hit theaters on November 10.
• Factors impacting its success include superhero fatigue, the ongoing strike by the Screen Actors Guild, and a lack of demand for a Captain Marvel sequel.
• Trailers, clips, and sneak peeks haven’t been able to capture the audience’s attention or show anything new.
• Projections suggest it could be a franchise low point and fail to break even.
• Don’t miss The Marvels when it arrives in theaters on November 10.
Get ready for a major shift in the superhero movie landscape! With The Marvels, the latest addition to the MCU, hitting theaters on November 10, we might witness the franchise’s first huge box office disappointment.
We’ve seen superhero fatigue used to explain DC movie failures and other lackluster reboots, but now it seems Marvel may be facing a similar fate. Despite the success of blockbusters like Avengers: Endgame and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, The Marvels may struggle to meet expectations. According to Deadline, its opening weekend presales are falling behind movies like Black Adam and The Flash, and that’s not a good sign.
So why is Marvel suddenly vulnerable? Some suggest superhero fatigue as a factor, while others point to the ongoing strike by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). With the strike preventing the cast of The Marvels, including Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, and Teyonah Parris, from promoting the film, it’s missing out on crucial publicity.
But perhaps the biggest issue is that audiences didn’t ask for a Captain Marvel sequel. While the first film made over $1 billion, it hasn’t left a lasting impact or garnered passionate support. It served its purpose within the Avengers storyline, but its relevance now seems limited.
Unfortunately, trailers, clips, and sneak peeks haven’t convinced a disinterested audience that The Marvels offers anything new. With the usual CGI fight sequences, endless Easter eggs, and clichéd one-liners, it’s struggling to capture attention.
All of this suggests that The Marvels could be a franchise low point. It’s projected to debut with disappointing numbers, potentially earning less than Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. With a budget of around $250 million, it needs international audiences to help break even. Regardless, it seems unlikely that Captain Marvel 3 will ever come to fruition.
Don’t miss The Marvels when it arrives in theaters on November 10.