Brie Larson joined the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2019 when she starred in the iconic role of Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel. Teaming alongside the Avengers in Avengers: Endgame, Captain Marvel nearly destroyed Thanos and his armies at the end of the film.
Continuing her journey in the MCU, Brie Larson then appeared in Ms. Marvel, the television mini-series as the MCU geared up for setting The Marvels. Turns out, the director of The Marvels walked out during post-production of the movie as the MCU faces yet another complication in their universe!
Brie Larson’s The Marvels Director Walked Off During Post-Production!
With Iman Vellani and Teyonah Parris portraying the characters of Ms. Marvel and Monica Rambeau respectively, the MCU had perfectly set up the upcoming film, The Marvels. Teaming up with Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel herself, the trio of superheroes were out there to save the MCU once again from chaos but it seems that the movie will once again be delayed.
Nia DaCosta, known for directing the 2021 horror film Candyman, was set to direct the film and she did finish directing the film but couldn’t stay there until the end. As reported by a Variety article, DaCosta reportedly left the film while The Marvels was in post-production to work on her personal project starring Tessa Thompson!
“If you’re directing a $250 million movie, it’s kind of weird for the director to leave with a few months to go,” a source close to the production spoke.
As per the article, The Marvels was created with a budget of $250 million and as per estimates, will only earn $75-80 million domestically. In other news, it was the CEO of Disney, Bob Iger, who put the original 2019 movie into production by calling up the former Marvel CEO.
Brie Larson Owes Her MCU Debut To Bob Iger!
Back in 2009, Disney acquired Marvel for $4 billion but had limited control over the content. Wanting to create a standalone movie featuring Captain Marvel, Kevin Feige was all in for it but the former CEO of Marvel, Ike Perlmutter had doubts in mind. Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, wrote in his memoir The Ride of a Lifetime (via Men’s Health) how he had to convince Perlmutter.
“We had a chance to make a great movie and to showcase an underrepresented segment of America, and those goals were not mutually exclusive. I called Ike and told him to tell his team to stop putting up roadblocks and ordered that we put both Black Panther and Captain Marvel into production.”
Ike Perlmutter thought that the world wasn’t ready for a standalone superhero movie with a female lead at its center but turns out he was wrong. Captain Marvel received a rating of 6.8/10 on IMDB and a whopping 79% on Rotten Tomatoes. As for The Marvels, the movie is set for a release date of 10 November 2023 in theaters across the U.S.