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The Marvels Ties Unwanted Record on Disney+
The Marvel Cinematic Universe’s latest installment, The Marvels, has tied an unwanted record on Disney+ after its streaming debut. The Captain Marvel sequel joins Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 in taking 89 days to arrive on the streaming service after their theatrical release.
The Marvels’ Underperformance in Theaters
The extended wait for The Marvels on Disney+ comes after the film’s disappointing box office performance. The superhero sequel became the lowest-grossing Marvel movie of all time, failing to recoup its $275 million budget with a global box office return of $206 million.
Behind-the-Scenes Troubles and Mixed Reviews
The Marvels‘ theatrical run was marred by production issues and reshoots, leading to mixed test screening reviews. Director Nia DaCosta left the project during post-production to work on her upcoming film, Hedda, starring Tessa Thompson. Despite the challenges, Brie Larson has expressed her commitment to future appearances as Captain Marvel, while Iman Vellani has shared ideas for potential Marvel projects.
When and Where to Watch The Marvels
The Marvels is now available to stream on Disney+ and Apple TV. The digital and home video releases will include behind-the-scenes featurettes and additional content.
It’s Time to Admit ‘The Marvels’ Box Office Was Treated Unfairly
The Marvels faced a number of obstacles that hindered its box office performance, including the SAG-AFTRA strike, which prevented the film’s stars from promoting it during its release. The movie also faced unfair criticism compared to other superhero films released in 2023.
The Unique Challenges Faced by ‘The Marvels’
The Marvels stood out as the only female-centric comic book movie with a team-up of female superheroes in 2023. It also marked the first time a Marvel movie was directed by a Black woman. However, this uniqueness may have worked against the film, as it faced heightened scrutiny and criticism.
The MCU’s Box Office Decline and the Impact of Disney+
The Marvels’ box office struggles reflect the general decline in interest in superhero Movies, as well as the impact of Disney+’s streaming strategy. The convenience of streaming has reduced the urgency for audiences to see Marvel movies in theaters.
How to Watch ‘The Marvels’ Online
The Marvels is available to stream on Disney+ starting February 7. Viewers will need a Disney+ membership to access the film, which starts at $8 per month.
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