Evidently hoping to match the success of D.C.’s Wonder Woman, the Disney/Marvel franchise decided to make a movie of Captain Marvel(you can read the background of the character here) with 20-something blonde Brie Larson in the title role. Unfortunately for Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige, his star is a feminist who makes a habit of insulting white men, to the point that she’s made it rather obvious she doesn’t want any white men to buy tickets to this movie.
The trouble began at an award ceremony last June, when Larson complained about lack of diversity among film critics, saying she doesn’t care about the opinions of “a 40-year-old white dude.” Then in an interview with Marie Claire this month, Brie Larson said: “About a year ago, I started paying attention to what my press days looked like and the critics reviewing movies, and noticed it appeared to be overwhelmingly white male. So, I spoke to Dr Stacy Smith at the USC Annenberg Inclusion Initiative, who put together a study to confirm that. Moving forward, I decided to make sure my press days were more inclusive.”
So, if you’re a white guy, Brie Larson hates you so much she doesn’t want you to be allowed to write about her movies. Except of course, white guys will write about it anyway, and one of them, Matt McGloin, says “the Captain Marvel movie looks to be in big, big trouble, unfortunately”:
Back in January, following the NCAA trailer, it was reported that Captain Marvel was projected to have a massive $160 million opening weekend with some estimates even offering $180 million.
However, the bad news for Kevin Feige and Captain Marvel is that those projections have now dropped upwards of 80%, as it is reported the flick may only open around $100 million.
The latest projections come from Deadline, with the site offering Captain Marvel will now open in line with other Marvel origin films, but won’t come anywhere near Black Panther‘s $202 million. . . .
There is also a huge problem with Brie Larson who has been spinning Captain Marvel as a feminist movie, essentially isolating the audience, and she even recently came out against white males for some reason. . . . It’s never a good thing to split the audience or insult them. Do they not want white males to go see the movie?
We shall see . . .
(Hat-tip: Kirby McCain on Twitter.)