Jamie Lee Curtis Calls Out Doctor Strange 2 & Marvel Budgets In New Post

Jamie Lee Curtis shares a post promoting Everything Everywhere All At Once by comparing his budget to Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

Jamie Lee Curtis has criticized the huge budgets of Marvel and compared her recent multiverse movie Everything Everywhere All at Once to Marvel’s latest blockbuster movie Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Doctor Strange 2 premiered in theaters this weekend. The film is capitalizing on the success of introducing the multiverse to the MCU, following Loki season 1 introducing the concept of variants and Spider-Man: No Way Home taking that one step further. The latter project also featured Benedict Cumberbatch as the sorcerer Doctor Strange using a spell gone wrong to collapse the Spider-Man multiverse in on itself (including villains and heroes from Sam Raimi’s 2002 Spider-Man trilogy and Marc Webb’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its sequel), to the tune of a box office-smashing run that positioned No Way Home as the # 3 highest-grossing domestic film of all time.


The multiverse is proving to be a draw at every level, however. The new film Everything Everywhere All at Once stars Curtis, Michelle Yeoh, Key Huy Wuan, and Stephanie Hsu in a sci-fi action tale about a woman who discovers she must use the skills of every multiversal variant of herself to save the universe from an existential threat. That project, which is having an unprecedented box office run for an indie A24 film, cost $ 25 million, about an eighth of the $ 200 million production budget for Doctor Strangewith the disparity likely increasing tenfold when it comes to publicity, advertising, and merchandising expenses, which are not accounted for as part of a film’s budget.

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On her official Instagram account, Curtis shared a post promoting Everything Everywhere All at Once. In no uncertain terms, she positioned it as the superior multiverse movie to Doctor Strange 2, citing that she was the head cheerleader in her high school and has always been competitive. She says that Everything Everywherehas a deep BEATING heart and BRILLIANT visual treats, EXTRAORDINARY performances and FANTASTIC BEASTLY FIGHT SCENES …… AND it COST LESS than the ENTIRE craft service budget on Doctor Strange and / or any other Marvel movie“suggesting in one final hashtag that she guesses she’ll never get cast in a Marvel movie now. Check out a screenshot of her post below and click the link to see the full post on Instagram.

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Whether knowingly or unknowingly, Curtis has waded into a pop-culture battle over the artistic merit of Marvel films that has long been raging in the social media sphere. The most notable detractor of Marvel films has been Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese, but after his comments saying that they were “not cinema“many other prominent actors and directors joined the fray to criticize the MCU. Still, Curtis’ post certainly speaks to a larger conversation about mid-budget movies and their struggle to measure up to mega-budget Marvel blockbusters that dominate the box office. While both movies certainly deserve the attention, the underlying conversation about the current state of moviegoing is something that Curtis has tapped into whether intentional or not.

Now, fans are already jumping in on the comments of Curtis’ post about Everything Everywhere All at Onceupset about the way she is talking about Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. Ultimately, it seems that the actress is sticking to her guns, as the post is still up after 21 hours, and comments have not been shut off. However, it remains to be seen if this story will become a bigger issue for the Marvel fan community at large or remain a blip on their radar as fans elect to allow themselves and others to have their own opinions while allowing as many multiverse-related films to get made as possible.

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