Marvel Studios’ box office grosses are in decline while their production budgets have ballooned with the cause apparent to anyone: poor quality resulting from the promotion of evil woke ideology and identity politics.
While Marvel Studios and Disney executives claim diversity is their strength and they will double down on the woke ideology at every turn, the company is fleeing a summer release for their Captain Marvel sequel, The Marvels.
The company announced via Twitter that the film would move from its previously scheduled release date of July 28th to November 10, 2023.
They tweeted, “Higher. Further. Faster. Together. Check out the brand-new teaser poster for Marvel Studios’ The Marvels, coming to theaters November 10.”
The film was originally slated to release on November 11, 2022 with Marvel announcing that release date back in May 2021.
The company tweeted, “Take to the stars with Marvel Studios’ The Marvels, hitting theaters in November 2022!”
However, the film would be moved to July 28th during Disney’s D23 Expo 2022.
An official Marvel.com blog post summarizing the film’s presentation at the event stated, “Fans were also given a special look at scenes from the new movie, which opens in theaters on July 28, 2023.”
This move comes after Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige recently attempted to hype up the film by claiming that Kamala Kahn actually steals the show.
Feige told Entertainment Weekly (EW), “I’m very proud of the Ms. Marvel show. I also know — and this is a spoiler — she essentially steals The Marvels, which is coming out [July 28].”
Not only did he try to hype the film by promoting Ms. Marvel, he also revealed the Ms. Marvel show is not doing well on Disney+.
He stated, “It makes me excited that people will, I hope, see that movie and then go back and revisit those shows on Disney+. The fun thing about streaming is they are there forever, and people can keep re-exploring them.”
As for what the film is about Feige also told EW, “There are fun cosmic elements to it. Marvel comic fans will recognize elements of the Kree-Skrull war. And it’s picking up directly after the end of Captain Marvel 1, not in timeline but in story. We also do that in our upcoming Disney+ series Secret Invasion, and those are two very different follow-ups to that movie.”
“Tonally, they couldn’t be more different,” Feige said. “But there’s something immensely powerful about seeing Monica and Kamala and Carol together in a frame. To me, it’s only akin to the first Avengers movie and seeing the six of them together in a frame. It’s chill-inducing. They’re so great together, and they all have different histories with one another.”
“The great thing about Kamala in her show, and now in this movie, is that she’s not unlike Tom Holland’s Peter Parker in Civil War. She can’t believe she’s with these other heroes, and can’t believe that she finds herself in these places. And that’s fun because we want to be that. I want to be that,” he concluded.
This release date move also comes after Disney CEO Bob Iger indicated the company needed to do a better job at curating its content specifically naming Marvel and Star Wars indicating he might actually be aware that the production studios’ quality has significantly declined.
Iger stated, “Additionally we are going to lean more into our franchises, our core franchises, and our brands. I talked about curation in general entertainment. We have to be better at curating the Disney, and the Pixar, and the Marvel, and the Star Wars of it all.”
He went on to reveal the company would also be significantly cutting its costs, “And, of course, reduce costs on everything that we make. While we are extremely proud of what’s on the screen, it’s gotten to a point where it’s extraordinarily expensive. We want all the quality. We want the quality on the screen, but we have to look at what they cost us.”
While Iger indicated they are going to try and cut costs, film critic Tom Connors, host of the Midnight’s Edge YouTube channel, speculated the reason for the change in release date could be reshoots.
Interestingly, the move away from July 28th could be Disney fears that The Marvels won’t be able to compete with Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer and the Barbie movie, which both come out on July 21st. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem also arrives on August 4th.
Disney didn’t completely abandon the date. They did move Haunted Mansion to July 28th, which seemingly indicates it has more to do with the quality of The Marvels than the competition.
The film will still face stiff competition in November. Dune: Part Two arrives on November 3rd and The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes debuts on November 17th.
What do you make of Marvel Studios and Disney moving The Marvels to November?