Brie Larson’s New Movie Is So Bad Marvel Is Trying To Hide It?

Brie Larson's The Marvels might be so bad that Marvel keeps pushing back the release date.

By Robert Scucci | Updated

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We’ve all seen our fair share of supply chain and scheduling issues over the past few years, so it’s really nothing new at this point. As more information surfaces, however, we’re hearing a different story about MCU’s delayed release of The Marvels, starring Brie Larson. The issue is two-fold: MCU fans are experiencing “Marvel fatigue,” and rumor has it that The Marvels received poor feedback.

So what’s going on here? In regard to the Marvel fatigue we may be witnessing, it’s safe to say that fans are looking for the MCU to break into new territory. Brie Larson‘s The Marvels, after all, will be the 33rd MCU release, and it’s slated for a November release. So even if The Marvels turns out to be an excellent movie in its own right, it’s going to have to beat out Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, which had a strong start at the box office (though is quickly dropping off) and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, which is slated for release later this year. Both films are going to be tough acts to follow, no matter how they perform.

Despite having poor reviews, Quantumania is already considered to be a box office success in the sense that it made back its budget, but revenue has slowed down since its release, giving the film a total tally of $419.5 million worldwide to date. With Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 being the first installment of the franchise since 2017, fans are beyond excited to see the next chapter play out on the big screen. But if Marvel is truly entering into its “flop” era, then this could be trouble for Brie Larson and co. because too much of a good thing still wears people out over time.

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Now here’s the clincher: even if The Marvels turns out to be exceptionally good, things aren’t looking great for Captain Marvel (Brie Larson) based on the release date alone. On one hand, fans are getting burned out from epic movie after epic movie, and on the other hand, test screenings are telling us that The Marvels is seeing delays because the film isn’t faring well with test audiences — namely the third act, which has to be re-shot. Matters are always complicated when a re-shoot is needed because there are, of course, scheduling conflicts that come along with getting cast and crew back into production after they already thought the film was a wrap.

Let’s hope that fixing the film up will help Brie Larson, Iman Vellani, Teyonah Parris, and director Nia DaCosta change course in their plan to fix The Marvels. While a fall from grace could be possible, let’s not forget that Captain Marvel grossed over $1.1 billion just four years ago. It’s also worth noting that films go back into production due to poor test screenings all the time, and if the MCU is receptive to critical feedback, there’s still hope that The Marvels hits it out of the park, but, for now, we’re doubtful.