Stephen King He’s not a fan of Marvel movies, but that didn’t stop him from expressing his frustration at “teenage fanboys” who enjoy “the wonders”Box office failure. Marvel’s latest tentpole, with a reported budget in the range of $225 million, is a box office disaster after opening with $47 million, the lowest start for a film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The film’s worldwide debut didn’t fare much better with $68 million. It seems like some toxic trolls have been celebrating the film’s failure, since it centers on three female superheroes and is directed by a woman. King is having none of that.
“I’m not going to watch MCU movies, I’m not interested in them, but I find this barely masked gloating over the poor box office of ‘The Marvels’ very unpleasant,” King wrote on X/Twitter to his 7.1 million followers. “Why gloat about failure?”
He added in a separate post: “Part of the rejection of ‘The Marvels’ may be due to hate from teenage fans. You know, ‘Yuck! GIRLS!'”
Larson has been dealing with toxic social media trolls since her casting as Captain Marvel was announced years ago. When her independent film was released in 2019, she was criticized by misogynistic fans who wanted to lower the film’s community rating on websites like Rotten Tomatoes and IMdB without even having seen it.
“She’s not going to let any of that destroy her,” said Laron’s Marvel co-star Samuel L. Jackson. Rolling Stone at the beginning of this year. “These incel guys who hate strong women, or the fact that she is a feminist who has an opinion and expresses it? Everyone wants people to be who they want them to be. She is who she is and she really is.”
The box office numbers for “The Marvels” are of considerable importance given Marvel’s difficult box office year. The film is the second big Marvel tentpole to underperform at the box office after “Ant-Man and the Was: Quantumania,” which only grossed $476 million worldwide earlier this year. But even that movie had a huge opening with $106 million and then failed to make it, proving that the word of mouth just wasn’t there. In the case of “The Marvels,” it failed from the beginning.
“The Marvels” is now playing in theaters nationwide on Disney.