They can convincingly argue that when it comes to hotly hyped blockbuster films, apathy is often much worse than outrage. In this sense, The wonders could face an even more difficult battle than the incessant trolling and review bombing that dogged its predecessor.
Of course, the resentment that certain quarters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe fanbase have against the upcoming sequel hasn’t entirely disappeared, as evidenced by the fact that Brie Larson’s second solo adventure is the most disliked trailer in franchise history on YouTube. And yet, based on box office tracking, it won’t even have that cushion of guaranteed earning power to fall back on.
Whereas Captain Marvel opened to $153 million domestically and rose to over $1.1 billion worldwide. The wonders will be lucky if it earns half of that in the first three days. At the lower end of the scale, anything under $55 million would mean the lowest-grossing debut of any MCU film to date, which would be disastrous for the 33rd installment.
It already seems impossible that Nia DaCosta’s cosmic team will get anywhere close to a billion, but the general malaise that has hit the MCU since the multiverse saga came out could end up being painful The wonders more than any trolls ever could.
A Reddit The thread asking why it generates so much hate opened the doors to a variety of responses, but perhaps the most damning was one that said: “I see less hate in comparison Captain Marvel and even more indifference.” Vitriol couldn’t stop the opening from becoming a monumental success, but a shrug could prove many times more damaging.