Compared with previous years, this year’s Marvel movies are almost extinct in the domestic market, from “Black Widow” to “Shang-Chi” in front of them and then “Eternals”.
It seems that they are all in an embarrassing situation, and even for the “Venom 2” that is likely to be introduced later, the launch time announced in North America is also quite embarrassing.
After all, if North America goes live on October 1, it is obviously impossible for Mainland China to be introduced simultaneously at this time.
So as I said before, for “Venom 2”, it would be good to be able to introduce it, but it is obviously impossible to synchronize the release time.
Of course, among these, for many Marvel fans, it may be a pity in my heart that “Black Widow” is ~
After all, as the No. 1 female lead in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the “Black Widow” movie itself is the last farewell to the widow sister in the eyes of many Marvel fans.
Of course, I believe that many fans have already paid tribute to it for a long time!
However, compared with “Eternals”, which is still on the margins of public opinion, “Shang-Chi”, which is now at the center of the whirlpool, seems to have not stopped controversy since the establishment of the film project.
Nowadays, “Shang-Chi” has been launched, but it is still impossible to make a file in Mainland China.
Obviously, many fans and fans know the reasons for this, so I won’t be too nonsense here.
But what we want to say today is–
Recently, the foreign media has made a smile of “crazy bite” in response to “Shang-Chi” facing the loss of the mainland market!
To put it simply, because “Shang-Chi” has a high probability of not entering the domestic film market, some foreign media began to “hold responsibility”, but the target of this responsibility was not the person who established the project at the time.
After all, in the Marvel universe, there are actually a lot of Chinese heroes, and there are a large number of IP roles that can be candidates for just one (S.P.E.A.R.).
In the end, a controversial “Shang-Chi” was chosen.
But more embarrassing is:
At the beginning of the film project, the improper selection of film roles made this fan controversy more and more prosperous, so that the “Shang-Chi” actors at the time also came out to “show their existence”.
But it is also an act of death. Behind the sense of existence of this show, some words of the actor himself directly defined “Shang-Chi” as “a movie made for overseas Chinese.”
At first, this attitude naturally caused many fans in mainland China to roll their eyes.
But the effect at that time was actually not too great.
From a personal point of view, maybe even the actor himself did not realize that this sentence would have such a big butterfly effect today.
As a result, it’s all right now~
It seems that the movie “Shang-Chi” may not be introduced at present.
Although there has been news stating that “Shang-Chi” has been submitted for trial, the possibility is very small.
Even if the content of “Shang-Chi” itself is not problematic, it is estimated that the mood of the Chinese audience must be considered.
For this reason, today’s Western media is looking at “Shang-Chi”, a movie specifically aimed at the Chinese mainland market, and may not even be able to enter the market, so it will inevitably begin to find reasons.
But Marvel is unlikely to blame it, after all, the film was made by others.
For this reason, I looked around and found the male protagonist Simu Liu who played “Shang-Chi”~
The reason for the blame is also very direct. They believe that the film cannot enter the mainland market because of Simu Liu’s inappropriate remarks in 2017.
Is it really because of Simu Liu’s inappropriate remarks?
This kind of typical Western-style thinking, the operation of directly throwing the pot without finding the cause from oneself when encountering problems, can be said to be fascinating.
At this point, I have to say that Marvel’s series of works this year are really confused.
From the content setting of the movie theme to the choice of actors, and even some directors, the control is not in place!
The failure of “Shang-Chi” may not lie in the content of the film itself, but the problem is that the “theme” chosen at the beginning is controversial.
Therefore, in this case, even if the “seed” blooms brightly, it may not receive attention.
After the flowers are in full bloom, it is too late to explain the problem of “seeds” and bluntly have eliminated the controversial and problematic parts of the seeds.
Knowing this a long time ago, why didn’t you change a “seed” in the first place?
Of course, “Shang-Chi” is not the last time, after all, there is “Eternals” behind!
Although “Eternals” is still on the verge of a whirlpool of public opinion.
But as the movie’s launch date approaches, the director’s problem behind the movie will break out again.
Of course, there is one thing to say. Compared with the previous “Shang-Chi”, “Eternals” is an unexpected embarrassment for Marvel.
After all, choosing young and talented directors to shoot Marvel movies is what Marvel has been doing.
But who knows that the Internet has memories, and words that have been said can be dug out no matter how long they are, no matter how unintentional they are.
For Marvel, if you want to continue to eat the cake of the box office of mainland China movies in the future, you may have to learn workplace HR and make a back tone first.