A test screening of Marvel StudiosThe Marvels that was held in June 2023 resulted in “middling reviews” from the public.

According to a recent report by Variety, Marvel held a public test screening in Texas for The Marvels in June 2023. The movie, which opens in the United States later this month, received “middling reviews” from audience members at the time.

Variety’s article also states that Nia DaCosta, who directed the MCU sequel, began working on another movie in London — the Tessa Thompson-led Hedda — while The Marvels was still in post-production. 

“If you’re directing a $250 million movie, it’s kind of weird for the director to leave with a few months to go,” a source familiar with the production told Variety. A representative for DaCosta declined to comment.

“Carol Danvers aka Captain Marvel has reclaimed her identity from the tyrannical Kree and taken revenge on the Supreme Intelligence,” the official synopsis reads. “But unintended consequences see Carol shouldering the burden of a destabilized universe. When her duties send her to an anomalous wormhole linked to a Kree revolutionary, her powers become entangled with that of Jersey City super-fan, Kamala Khan aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau. Together, this unlikely trio must team-up and learn to work in concert to save the universe as The Marvels.”

The Marvels is currently tracking to make between $75-80 million during its opening weekend. While The Marvels will likely make its approximate $250 million budget back by the time it finishes its theatrical run, this puts it below 2019’s Captain Marvel’s gross, as the Brie Larson-led movie made $153.4 million during its opening weekend and $1.128 billion total at the worldwide box office.

Starring Larson as Captain Marvel, Teyonah Parris as Monica Rambeau, and Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel, The Marvels debuts in theaters on November 10, 2023.

 A new report from Variety states The Marvels received “middling reviews” following a public test screening held in June 2023.  Read More