MCU’s Successful Resurgence with “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” Sparks Hope for Park Seo Joon’s “The Marvels” Box Office
“Guardians of the Galaxy 3” has reignited Marvel’s box office success, while anticipation builds for Park Seo Joon’s “The Marvels” to continue the momentum.
Marvel Cinematic Universe received praise for its grand success with “Avengers: Endgame” in 2019. However, subsequent releases like “Black Widow,” “Thor: Love and Thunder,” “Eternals,” and even “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” in February all failed to perform well at the box office. Some analysts attributed this to “superhero fatigue.”
In such a crisis situation, director James Gunn stepped in for “Guardians of the Galaxy 3.” He emphasized that the most important aspect of superhero movies is the story. According to his viewpoint, flashy CGI and spectacular action are meaningless without a solid story.
Indeed, he received acclaim for concluding the saga with an emotional touch. The film maintains a freshness rating of over 80% on the review site Rotten Tomatoes.
According to the box office statistics on May 12th, “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” has earned $145.54 million in North America and $220.10 million internationally, totaling $365.64 million in revenue.
The next MCU film is “The Marvels,” starring Park Seo Joon, set to release in November. This new installment is a sequel to “Captain Marvel” released in 2019. It tells the story of Carol Danvers (Brie Larson) and became the first female-centric film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, earning $1.1 billion at the box office.
The recently released teaser for “The Marvels” features appearances by Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), Captain Marvel (Brie Larson), Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris), and Ms. Marvel (Iman Vellani), hinting at an even bigger scale.
In particular, Park Seo Joon, who plays Yan D’ Aladna, showed off intense charisma in front of the military personnel in the teaser, leaving a strong impression.
After a slump, the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s successful resurgence with “Guardians of the Galaxy 3” has garnered attention on whether “The Marvels” will continue the box office momentum.