“The Marvels” Unveiled as Marvel Studios’ Lowest-Budget Film to Date


Marvel’s shift towards a cost-efficient strategy was due to the poor performance of “Quantumania” at the box office.

The report of the budget for the highly-anticipated film, “The Marvels,” has come to light, positioning it as one of Marvel Studios’ most lower budget productions to date. According to a Vanity Fair profile on director Nia DaCosta, “The Marvels” boasts a surprisingly lower budget of $130 million.

Marvel Studios’ other major 2023 release, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” boasts a reported budget of $200 million, while “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” takes the lead with a budget of $250 million.

This divergence in budgetary allocation likely stems from Disney’s Bob Iger’s recent indication that Marvel would be pursuing a more cost-effective approach in response to “Quantumania’s” underperformance at the box office.

Furthermore, reports suggest that “The Marvels” is set to clock in at approximately 1 hour and 38 minutes, including credits. This would make it notably shorter than most other Marvel Studios films, with “The Incredible Hulk” and “Thor: The Dark World,” currently holding the record at 1 hour and 52 minutes.

If accurate, this runtime would mark “The Marvels” as the shortest entry in the Marvel Cinematic Universe by a substantial margin.

Despite of Cost effective budget  “The Marvels” will also stand as the highest-budget film ever directed by a Black woman, surpassing Ava DuVernay’s “A Wrinkle In Time.”

With this extraordinary addition to the MCU, fans can look forward to a thrilling cinematic experience that combines a modest budget with groundbreaking directorial achievement. 

“The Marvels” will reshape the superhero genre when it graces the big screen on November 10, 2023.


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