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Stephen King Defends Brie Larson’s ‘The Marvels’ Despite Calling the Sequel a ‘Failure’ Himself

Stephen King shared his remarks on the by-product of the result The Marvels'made due to its disappointing box-office debut.

Stephen King Defends Brie Larson’s ‘The Marvels’ Despite Calling the Sequel a ‘Failure’ Himself


  • Stephen King shared his thoughts about the new MCU movie, The Marvels as it makes headlines due to its low theatrical debut.
  • He expressed his disinterest in MCU movies but defended the movie after some fans appreciated its failure.
  • The Marvels gets a new title for being the lowest-ever opening weekend for an MCU movie.

The Marvels has finally debuted on the big screens with female stars leading the new MCU movie. However, the box-office response has left everyone disappointed which becomes another reason for some fans to take a dig about it. Horror legend, Stephen King pointed out the recent fans’ response as the movie lacks a good box-office debut. 

The trio in The Marvels
The trio in The Marvels

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With Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, and Iman Vellani on the front gear, the movie builds on the multiverse saga. However, its theatrical debut is making headlines with the author making his remarks on the outcome it has generated for some fans. 

Stephen King Addressed The Marvels Backlash

Stephen King
Stephen King in Under the Dome (2013) [Credit: Photo by MICHAEL TACKTT – © 2013 CBS Broadcasting Inc.]
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Author, Stephen King took to the social media platform, X to share his thoughts about the new MCU movie, The Marvels as it makes headlines due to its low theatrical debut. As it failed to have a successful box-office debut, some online commentators seemed to rejoice at the news.

This led him to express his opinion on how this approach is quite a concern. He clarified that he does not care much about the MCU movies since he’s not into them, but he defended the movie after some fans enjoyed the movie’s failure. 

He wrote on X, 


“I don’t go to MCU movies, don’t care for them, but I find this barely masked gloating over the low box office for THE MARVELS very unpleasant. Why gloat over failure?”

Check out the tweet here. 

While he takes no joy in the movie’s poor theatrical performance, he seemingly called the movie a ‘failure’ himself. Nonetheless, Brie Larson‘s Captain Marvel sequel is unable to make huge waves at the box office as it gets a new title for being the lowest-ever opening weekend for an MCU movie. 

Disappointing Box-Office Debut of The Marvels 

Iman Vellani, Teyonah Parris and Brie Larson in The Marvels
Iman Vellani, Teyonah Parris, and Brie Larson [from right to left] in The Marvels
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As per The Numbers, Larson’s new movie hauled in an estimated $47 million at the domestic box office in its opening weekend. These figures made it the the lowest-ever for Marvel Cinematic Universe. After pulling in $63.3 million at the international market, it brought the global haul to $110.3 million.

As to what caused the movie to perform poorly, it depends on several factors including the popularity of the comic characters. Unlike other superheroes, the trio still has a long way to go to strengthen their fandom despite being one of the most powerful characters in the MCU. Another significant reason is ‘superhero movie fatigue’ as the fandom is often discussing how the franchises are continuously curating content which is affecting its quality. 

With Little Woods director, Nia DaCosta taking charge of its direction, The Marvels features Larson reprising her Captain Marvel role. She is joined by Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau. 

The Marvels is now running in theatres.

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