Nia DaCosta, the director of ‘The Marvels’, predictably blamed her recent box office bomb on “racists, sexists, and homophobes” after the film debuted to the lowest audience in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
“There are pockets where you go because you’re like, ‘I’m a super fan. I want to exist in the space of just adoration — which includes civilized critique,” she told Variety Magazine. “Then there are pockets that are really virulent and violent and racist — and sexist and homophobic and all those awful things. And I choose the side of the light. That’s the part of fandom I’m most attracted to.”
“The Marvels” — the MCU’s 33rd movie — premieres two days after the director’s 34th birthday. “This birthday is sort of like ending this chapter of my life,” DaCosta says. “I did these three films back-to-back. They were each so unique and so special and so different. And with each film, I was able to grow as a filmmaker, and rise to different heights in my career and in the industry. It’s nice to have a ‘What’s next?’ moment after doing a Marvel film.”