Disney CEO Bob Iger just unleashed his inner Marvel-ous stand-up routine, and boy, is it a comedic gem! The Marvels, the latest blockbuster from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, seems to have hit the box office like a rubber chicken tossed at a serious business meeting.
This cinematic adventure, directed by Nia DaCosta, attempted to soar higher than a radioactive pigeon, but alas, it stumbled harder than a toddler learning to walk on roller skates. The opening weekend numbers? A whopping $47 million domestically, which is like loose change for Tony Stark when he’s feeling particularly generous.
In a move that could make even Deadpool crack a smile, Bob Iger blamed the whole fiasco on the fact that The Marvels was shot during the COVID era. Apparently, the set had less supervision than a group of toddlers in a candy store, with executives playing hide-and-seek instead of scrutinizing every frame. Picture this: superheroes trying to save the day, but the real villain is a lack of executive babysitters.
Iman Vellani, one of the stars of The Marvels, took a more nonchalant approach to the film’s box office belly flop. According to her, the numbers have nothing to do with her. It’s like saying, “I didn’t burn the popcorn; I just added a bit too much ‘pop’ to it.” She’s all about the finished product, and hey, if the people she cares about enjoyed it, who cares about the rest of the universe?
In her own words, “It’s genuinely a good time watching this movie.” Well, if that’s not a glowing endorsement, I don’t know what is. Forget the box office, forget the critics—this movie has superheroes, space, and the secret sauce of not taking itself too seriously. It’s a cinematic rollercoaster of teamwork, sisterhood, and probably a few intergalactic dance-offs.
So, Bob Iger might be blaming the lack of adult supervision for The Marvels’ stumble, but who needs supervision when you’ve got Iman Vellani telling us it’s all good fun? Here’s to hoping the next Marvel adventure comes with a side of laughter, a sprinkle of chaos, and maybe a cameo from a stand-up comedian Avenger. After all, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, laughter might just be the most powerful superpower of all.
Bob Iger is blaming ‘The Marvels’ flop on COVID
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) December 2, 2023