- The Marvels, the second installment in the Captain Marvel series, aims to tie together the stories of Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan as their cosmic powers become intertwined.
- Box office projections for The Marvels are disappointingly low compared to previous Marvel films, potentially setting up the movie for failure even before its release.
- The declining interest in superhero movies, oversaturation of the market, and mediocre reviews of recent MCU releases are contributing to the potential lack of success for The Marvels, despite its potential as a breath of fresh air for the franchise.
The latest MCU offering to hit theaters will be the second installment in the Captain Marvel series, titled The Marvels. The film will tie together the stories of Carol Danvers, Monica Rambeau, and Kamala Khan as their cosmic powers become entangled. Even though there has been a lot of discussion recently about superhero movie fatigue (and people growing tired of Marvel movies in particular), the MCU is continuing to pump out its TV shows and movies at the same rapid pace it always has.
The box office numbers for The Marvels are already projected to be disappointingly low for what Marvel usually makes, which is something that no Marvel fan wants to hear, especially Captain Marvel fans. Despite the fact that the release of this film should be a triumph for diversity and storytelling, the MCU hasn’t done its best to ensure that this release goes smoothly, and has essentially set the film up to fail before it’s even out.
The Marvels is the second installment in Captain Marvel’s story (despite the fact that she has shown up multiple times throughout the MCU after her first movie). The story follows Carol Danvers once again, who has to deal with a newly unstabilized universe. Because of this, she gets sent to check out a wormhole that’s linked to a Kree revolutionary, and when she does, her cosmic powers become intertwined with those of Monica Rambeau and Kamala Khan (aka Ms. Marvel). They must figure out how to harness their powers together and work as a team to save the universe.
Though the numbers can’t be known for sure until the movie actually releases, box office analysts are able to come up with a rough idea of what a movie’s opening box office numbers are going to be. Experts have stated that The Marvels is set to open at $75M-$80M, which is about 50% lower than Captain Marvel‘s opening. While the initial projection was even lower than this and the current one has raised the total a little bit, it’s still a disappointing opening for a Marvel movie. If the projection turns out to be true, it means that The Marvels will have an even lower opening than Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which was another famously disappointing MCU box office.