In a page straight out of Clown World, legendary novelist Stephen King blames The Marvels failure on men.
The Marvels is the worst-performing movie in the MCU’s history and also tied for the lowest-rated.
Since it’s a huge failure, as I said, the blame game is being played, and of course, it’s not on Kevin Feige, or the studios, the director, the producers, the writers, or the actors.
The blame is being placed on the fans (and it’s not superhero fatigue).
Also as I said, the narrative being played out on Twitter is that men are to blame for the failure of The Marvels.
Stephen King tweets
The latest is from 76-year-old Stephen King – or whoever may be running his Twitter account – who blames the fanboys, of course. Ironically? King himself may be one of those fanboys as he admits he never watches Marvel movies and hasn’t seen The Marvels!
“I don’t go to MCU movies, don’t care for them,” King tweeted. “But I find this barely masked gloating over the low box office for The Marvels very unpleasant. Why gloat over failure?”
In a follow-up tweet, he added: “Some of the rejection of The Marvels may be adolescent fanboy hate. You know, ‘Yuck! Girls!'”
In an interview with Yahoo, Iman Vellani – who rated the first Captain Marvel movie only 2 stars – tells the site she is thankful for his support.
“Having Stephen King in anyone’s corner is pretty awesome,” she says with a smile.
Gloating over The Marvels failure?
Responding to Stephen King’s first tweet about gloating over the failure of The Marvels, it’s pretty simple: It means people don’t want more of it.
It means fans don’t like the actors. It means fans don’t like the characters. It means fans don’t like the stories. They don’t like the politics. The characters in the comics that are decades old have been replaced all for the sake of agenda-driven diversity.
My favorite characters are getting replaced, and I am not allowed to enjoy them anymore simply because of their race, the color of their skin, and their gender. New characters and stories aren’t being created, they are wiping out originals.
The creators behind these new characters have also attacked fans and continue to do so. Am I going to gloat when it all ends in a complete dumpster fire? Fk yes, sir.
Imagine if your classic horror novels were completely re-written all for the sake of an agenda where the original story has been utterly destroyed and the new form is a worthless wannabe compared to the original — all to send a message. And at the same time, the original creator and the fans are completely disrespected and tossed aside. Where the story doesn’t matter but only sending that message comes first and matters? Just imagine it.
Blame the fanboys?
Regarding blaming the fanboys, Stephen King, you obviously don’t realize the Marvel fanboys are the only ones who showed up to watch The Marvels.
Who didn’t show up? Little girls didn’t show up. Their moms didn’t show up. Women didn’t shop up. Families didn’t show up. Men did show up.
As I went over comparing the audiences of The Marvels to the Rachel Zegler Hunger Games that gets released this weekend, Deadline revealed men showed up for The Marvels and women did not, but women showed up for Hunger Games (and they sure as heck showed up for Barbie — what’s that say???):
The Marvels: 65% male leaning, with 45% men over 25, 22% women over 25 (giving it the best grades at 82%), men under 25 at 20%, and women under 25 at 14%. Biggest demo was 25-34 at 33%. Diversity demos were 36% Caucasian, 27% Latino and Hispanic, 17% Black, and 14% Asian.
The first Captain Marvel made over $1.1 billion at the box office — something like 75% of that audience didn’t show up for The Marvels; those aren’t all fanboys.