In a recent Forbes article, Disney has officially confirmed that “The Marvels,” an upcoming superhero film, holds the distinction of being the most expensive production in Marvel’s Phase 5 lineup.
Surpassing the budgets of other high-profile titles like “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” ($200 million USD), “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” ($250 million USD), and even the Disney+ series “Secret Invasion” ($212 million USD), “The Marvels” boasts a staggering budget of $270 million USD.
This figure represents a significant deviation from the previously reported budget of $130 million USD in an interview with director Nia DaCosta for Vanity Fair.
Marvel Studios has officially acknowledged that “The Marvels” stands as the most expensive non-Avengers film within the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
Forbes has pointed out that for the movie to break even, it would need to gross at least $439.6 million USD, a considerable sum that might pose challenges given the current landscape in the theatrical industry.
Superhero films, including “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” have encountered difficulties in achieving profitability at the box office this year.
“The Marvels” is the sequel to “Captain Marvel” and is set to follow the journey of Brie Larson’s character, Carol Danvers, following the events of “Avengers: Endgame.”
The film is also expected to feature appearances from familiar MCU characters, including Monica Rambeau from “WandaVision” (Teyonah Parris), Kamala Khan from “Ms. Marvel” (Iman Vellani), and the iconic Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson).
“The Marvels” hit theaters/IMAX from November 10.