Many of this year’s biggest films are either considering being delayed or have been delayed due to the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes that are ongoing. A new report reveals whether or not fans should be worried about Disney pushing back the MCU’s next entry: The Marvels.
Disney, like all other Hollywood companies, is considering pushing back its biggest releases due to its actors being unable to promote them on account of the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strikes. This has left many fans worried about The Marvels, a movie that has already been delayed on multiple occasions. While Disney is certainly evaluating all its options, Bloomberg believes the next MCU project is safe from delays.
The reason The Marvels is safe unlike many other projects is simply down to timing. MCU films often have much longer marketing cycles than most other movies, meaning Captain Marvel 2 is likely too far along in its cycle to consider delaying it. While perhaps an overly simple answer to the equation, marketing budgets for blockbuster films range in the hundreds of millions, and delaying the release for the SAG-AFTRA and WGA strike to end could end up costing Disney more money than they would make getting Brie Larson and Iman Vellani to promote the film.
The talent behind The Marvels
The Marvels is set to be a groundbreaking film in many ways. Not only does it feature three powerful female superheroes, but it also has a female director, Nia DaCosta, who previously directed the horror flick Candyman. The movie features a cast that includes Zawe Ashton, Park Seo-joon, Saagar Shaikh, Zenobia Shroff, and Mohan Kapur.
“She has a really calm vibe, too,” Iman Vellani said about DaCosta. “These movies are not easy to make at all. There’s like a million, bajillion little moving pieces. She and [executive producer] Mary [Livanos] did such a great job to keep morale high. Even if there were days where they wanted to rip people’s heads off, they would never show it and never put their stress on anyone else.”
In addition to directing The Marvels, Nia DaCosta also co-wrote the script alongside Megan McDonnell, Elissa Karasik, and Zeb Wells. During an interview, DaCosta described the movie as being “full comic book madness,” teasing what audiences can expect from the latest Marvel Cinematic Universe project.
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