Iman Vellani on The Marvels box office response: Don't want to focus on something not in my control
Also starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Samuel L Jackson, The Marvels hit the screens on November 10
Iman Vellani says she isn't worried about the below-par box office collections of her latest film The Marvels and the actor would rather celebrate the positive feedback coming her way for the Marvel Studios movie.
The Canadian actor, who plays Kamala Khan/ superhero Ms Marvel in the feature film from director Nia DaCosta, referenced Bob Iger, the CEO of Marvel Studios' parent company Disney, when asked about the box office returns of the film.
She said, “I don’t want to focus on something that’s not even in my control, because what’s the point?” said Vellani, who plays Kamala Khan in the feature. “That’s for Bob Iger.”
Vellani further added, “The box office has nothing to do with me. I am happy with the finished product, and the people that I care about enjoyed the film. It’s genuinely a good time watching this movie, and that’s all we can ask for with these films. It has superheroes, it takes place in space, it’s not that deep and it’s about teamwork and sisterhood. It’s a fun movie, and I’m just so happy that I can share it with people.”
In reference to author Stephen King having taken to social media to criticize negative responses to the film, Vellani said, “Having Stephen King in anyone’s corner is pretty awesome.”
Also starring Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris and Samuel L Jackson, The Marvels hit the screens on November 10 and earned USD 46.1 million in North America on day one, marking the worst opening in the history of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.