Iman Vellani has responded to what is being said to be online trolling on her latest Marvel flick The Marvels, set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe where the actress stars alongside Brie Larson’s Captain Marvel and Teyonah Parris’ Monica Rambeau.
Vellani also reacted to the news of her new MCU film’s box office earnings being lower than expected, something that horror legend Stephen King recently defended on his X aka Twitter account.
King wrote, “I don’t go to MCU movies, don’t care for them, but I find this barely masked gloating over the low box office for The Marvels very unpleasant,” he added, “Why gloat over failure?”
In a follow-up tweet, the Pennywise creator continued by writing, “Some of the rejection of The Marvels may be adolescent fanboy hate, You know, ‘Yuck! GIRLS!”
Vellani reacted to King’s defending of the movie in the below-mentioned interview by saying, “Having Stephen King in anyone’s corner is pretty awesome.”
Iman Vellani’s Response To ‘The Marvels’ Box Office Results
In a recent interview for Yahoo! News, Vellani responded to the negative side of The Marvels’ performance
Vellani says she doesn’t want to focus on the box office results for her projects, as she said during the interview, “I don’t want to focus on something that’s not even in my control, because what’s the point?” She added, “That’s for Bob Iger.”
She continued: “[The box office] has nothing to do with me, I’m 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,” she added.
Reaction To ‘The Marvels’ Hate
When it comes to the toxic hate being poured on the movie for whatever reasons, the Ms. Marvel star had plenty to say, as the now 21-year-old compares the experience to being back in high school.
“I had a lot of experience in high school alone when I would share my excitement with someone, and then they’d immediately shut me down for being so excited,” she told Yahoo! News.
She continued, “I would hate to see that within the fan community as well, because it does feel awful. If people are excited about something, let them be excited about it. And if you have constructive criticism, voice it — but never be the wet blanket on someone else’s excitement.”
The Marvels is currently playing in theatres worldwide.
Source: Yahoo! News