Jennifer Lopez Says It’s Tough to Make Movies That Aren’t About Marvel Comics

Marvel’s residence to Hollywood’s largest franchise, one thing that is grossed practically $23 billion worldwide prior to now decade. Over the course of the subsequent few years, the Disney-owned studio will launch upwards of a dozen properties in theaters and thru direct-to-consumer platforms. The schedule’s heavy with simply Marvel properties, not to mention different franchise like Star Wars, Star Trek, Harry Potter, James Bond, or the DCEU.

Hollywood’s so franchise-friendly, in actual fact, Hustlers star Jennifer Lopez says it is more and more troublesome to get a film made that is not a comic book e book adaptation or a part of some large billion-dollar franchise. Speaking with Variety whereas selling Hustlers this weekend on the Toronto International Film Festival, the actor says its robust on filmmakers trying to make people-centric films.

“First of all, it’s hard to make a movie, period,” Lopez says about her leap into filmmaking. “It has to be a Marvel comic or some crazy franchise thing but the smaller movies about humanity and people and life and struggles, you don’t get that as much unless you do that for nothing and there’s no budget.”

The preliminary query that prompted Lopez’s response requested the star if she thought it was nonetheless robust making female-led films in 2019. “We couldn’t make this movie that way,” the actor continued. “On top of the movies themselves, then when you have women characters at the front of it, it’s a whole another battle. It’s a whole new layer and it’s hard to get them made.”

After premiering this weekend in Toronto, Hustlers acquired some earlier crucial acclaim, debuting on Rotten Tomatoes with a near-perfect 94 p.c Fresh ranking with 17 critiques counted. Most critics are applauding the movie’s coronary heart and comedic undertones with one critic going the size to say it is higher than the Oscar-nominated Wolf of Wall Street.

Starring Lopez, Constance Wu, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Lizzo, and Cardi B, Hustlers followers a bunch of New York City-based strippers in the course of the late 2000s monetary disaster. The movie was written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist) whereas Lopez produced with Jessica Elbaum, Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas.


Hustlers hits theaters September 12th.

Upcoming Marvel Studios initiatives embrace Black Widow on May 1, 2020, The Falcon and The Winter Soldier in Fall 2020, The Eternals on November 6, 2020, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings on February 12, 2021, WandaVision in Spring 2021, Loki in Spring 2021, Doctor Strange within the Multiverse of Madness on May 7, 2021, What If…? in Summer 2021, Hawkeye in Fall 2021, and Thor: Love and Thunder on November 5, 2021, and Black Panther 2 on May 6, 2022. Disney+ sequence with out launch dates embrace Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and She-Hulk.

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