With the release of The Marvels underway, the media seems to be stirring up the pot with what some are calling a ‘hit piece’ from Variety, highlighting all the problems that the studio has been facing and the decline of interest in the brand.
This week’s Variety cover story:
— Variety (@Variety) November 1, 2023
The report goes on to talk about several issues within Marvel Studios, and one of them mentions The Marvels director Nia DaCosta working on her next film in London while her movie was still in post-production. While some have pointed out that it was regular for a director to start working on other projects around this period of development, DaCosta herself has come out to explain what happened behind-the-scenes.
In an interview with Jake’s Takes, DaCosta says:
“For me, personally, it was literally just that they moved the date of the film four different times, so instead of it being a two-year process, which I was deeply committed to, it became a three-and-a-half-year process. So every time the date moved—they knew the entire time that I had an obligation, a greenlit movie with people who were waiting for me, and I pushed that, and I pushed it again, and then eventually we all knew like, ‘Okay, if this pushes again, I’m not going to able to be in LA to do the rest of this in person.’”
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— ً (@HailEternal) November 6, 2023
Despite DaCosta having to leave for London, she also confirms that she was still attached to the film remotely, and they had figured out a way to get it done while she was doing her work in London. “It really isn’t the dramatic thing that I think people are feeling it is,” says DaCosta.
We don’t know exactly what the reporter had to gain from trashing on the franchise, but this kind of outrage definitely spreads across the internet and the fandom like wildfire. Some are thinking they already setting up DaCosta as a scapegoat in case the movie fails, but hopefully it won’t come to that.
Watch out for The Marvels when it hits cinemas on Nov. 10.