Disney Bracing For Another Blockbuster Failure
Anticipation and discussion surrounding the upcoming Marvel film, “The Marvels,” have given rise to speculations about its potential challenges at the box office. Critics have raised concerns regarding the film’s promotional efforts and its cast’s star power, as well as the ongoing actors’ strike impacting the cast’s participation in fan events.
“The Marvels” is anticipated as a sequel to 2019’s “Captain Marvel” and a crossover from the Disney+ series “Ms. Marvel.” However, the film’s pre-sales are reportedly slower compared to other upcoming superhero movies, including “Black Adam” and “The Flash.” Some attribute this to the relatively lesser-known status of the film’s co-stars.
Critics have expressed reservations about the cast of “The Marvels,” referring to them as “diversity hires” and suggesting that their limited star power may contribute to potential box office challenges. They have also pointed to the cast’s promotion at events like Comic-Con and the belief that their presence might significantly impact the film’s reception.
The article acknowledges the actors’ strike, which has affected the cast’s ability to participate in promotional events. While the strike is recognized as a factor, some critics argue that it may not be the sole reason for any potential underperformance.
The piece critiques the current state of the film industry, citing a decline in storytelling quality and a preference for left-wing political messaging over themes, storytelling, and character development. The article suggests that the film industry’s emphasis on political messaging has led to a reduction in film quality.
The piece expresses a desire for “The Marvels” to experience box office challenges, potentially challenging the Disney-Marvel franchise and characterizing them as the “Disney Grooming Syndicate.” It also implies that men may be unfairly blamed for not supporting the film if it underperforms.