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‘The Marvels’ Star Iman Vellani Says She Doesn’t ‘Want to Focus’ on Film’s Box Office Struggles: ‘It’s for Bob Iger’

Wonders Star Iman Vellani isn’t letting the box office mistake of her new Marvel film get her down. In fact, she thinks it’s someone else’s problem to worry about.

In an interview with Yahoo! Entertainment, the actress stressed that she doesn’t “want to focus on something that’s not even in (her) control.”

“Because what’s the point?” she asked. “It’s for Bob Iger.”

The Disney CEO previously blamed Marvel Studios’ box office struggles on its excess content on Disney+, explaining that they “weren’t in the television business at a significant level” before launching their content in streaming.

“Not only did they increase their film production, but they ended up doing a number of TV series and, frankly, that diluted the focus and attention,” he told CNBC’s David Faber in July . “That, I think, is more the cause than anything else.”

According to Deadline, Wonders suffered the lowest opening weekend in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, grossing $47 million domestically.

Vellani explained that the box office “has nothing to do with” her.

Photo: Laura Radford / © Marvel / © Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures

“I am happy with the finished product and the people I care about enjoyed the film,” she continued. “It’s a really good time watching this movie, and that’s all we can ask of these movies. It has superheroes, it takes place in space, it’s not that deep and it’s about teamwork and brotherhood. It’s a fun movie and I’m so happy to be able to share it with people.

Vellani also reflected on Stephen King, who, despite not being a Marvel fan, spoke out against online reviews bashing the new film.

“Having Stephen King in someone’s corner is really awesome,” Vellani shared.

King had taken X (the platform formerly known as Twitter) last Sunday (November 12), and wrote the following:

“I don’t go see the MCU films, I don’t care, but I find this barely masked jubilation at the low box office of WONDERS very unpleasant. Why rejoice in failure?

In a different tweethe also felt that some of the negative reactions might be due to a “hatred of teenage fanboys”.

“You know, ‘Yuck! GIRLS!'”

Wonders is now in theaters.

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