‘The Marvels’ was released ten days ago, and since then, the movie has kept breaking unflattering records. It was the lowers grossing MCU movie of all time during its opening weekend when it comes to both domestic and global box office. It has seen the sharpest drop for its 2nd weekend run both domestically and globally, and it might be the first MCU movie not to earn $100 million during its entire run domestically. Those numbers don’t look good at all, and they managed to surpass even the bleakest box-office prognosis.
And while both fandom and executives are pointing fingers in all directions, Brie Larson, Captain Marvel herself, gave a statement to Entertainment Tonight that she has no plans to abandon the role and has plenty more to say.
I don’t want Marvel to come for me,but there is something. There is definitely something, to answer your question, that I would want to say, but I am not going to so.
She confirmed that Captain Marvel will appear in future MCU projects but stayed silent on the details. She also confirmed that there’s plenty of space to grow Captain Marvel’s character.
I just loved her letting the shoulders drop a little bit, and not need to feel like all the responsibility was on her, so I think that there is just so much more to go.
Larson was never the most popular choice for Captain Marvel; fans have disliked her in a role due to a series of weird statements during interviews that came off as sexist and racist. There are also some notable weird and tense interactions with her co-stars that make her seem arrogant. After ‘Captain Marvel’ was released, many fans started a petition with the desire to have Captain Marvel recast and Brie Larson fired. Luckily, that did not happen, and she is still an important part of the MCU.
However, it seems like her smug comments about most movie critics being “white men” didn’t age all that well, considering that over 60 % of ‘The Marvels’ audience were men.
‘The Marvels’ had a predominantly male audience, with 65% being male and 45% of them over 25 years old. Women over 25 make up 22%, and the movie received the highest grades from them at 82%. The age group of 25-34 is the largest demographic at 33%. In terms of diversity, the audience consists of 36% Caucasians, 27% Latinos and Hispanics, 17% Black, and 14% Asian, according to the numbers provided by Deadline. It might be a good idea to refrain from insulting your main audience in the future, however as her preferred audience clearly isn’t interested in her movies.
In any case, ‘The Marvels’ is just another in a series of high-budget flops from the MCU, and in this case, Brie’s comments are not to blame for the flop however, it’s mostly the direction that the MCU is taking that fans are clearly not interested in. What the future holds, we’ll see.
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