SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Director Says Bob Iger's THE MARVELS Comments Are "Absolute Bullsh*t"

SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Director Says Bob Iger's THE MARVELS Comments Are "Absolute Bullsh*t" SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE Director Says Bob Iger's THE MARVELS Comments Are "Absolute Bullsh*t"

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse director Peter Ramsey has taken aim at Disney CEO Bob Iger after the executive recently blamed a lack of supervision on set for The Marvels' poor box office numbers.

By JoshWilding - Dec 03, 2023 03:12 PM EST
Filed Under: The Marvels
Source: Toonado.com

The Marvels struggled to take off at the box office and is likely to go down as Marvel Studios' biggest commercial failure. Addressing that at the New York Times' Dealbook Summit earlier this week, Disney CEO Bob Iger pointed the blame at a lack of supervision on set from studio executives. 

"The Marvels was shot during Covid," he said. "There wasn’t as much supervision on the set, so to speak, where we have executives [that are] really looking over what’s being done day after day after day."

It's an explanation which has raised eyebrows across all corners of the internet, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse director Peter Ramsey has now weighed in to describe Iger's remarks as an "astounding level of bullsh*t." 

The filmmaker, who has helmed episodes of The Mandalorian and Ahsoka for Disney, would go on to share his belief that Iger "has to sound like he's got an answer." When one fan pointed out Thor: Love and Thunder could have done with a little more supervision on set, Ramset argued, "How do you know that it wasn’t 'supervision' that caused what you don’t like about it?"

Later, he'd share his opinion that, "Nothing happens on those movies [without] lots of scrutiny from Feige and co. Marvel’s issues seem to go deeper than that."

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is only one of two superhero movies to be considered a financial success this year (the other is Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3). Ramsey's perspective leaves us with plenty of consider and, given how much blame has unfairly been laid at the feet of his fellow filmmaker, Nia DaCosta, it's easy to see why he came to her defence here. 

After all, how many movies do we know of that have been improved by on-set supervision from studio execs? Check out his comments in full (via Toonado.com) below.

In Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar-winning Spider-Verse saga. After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn's full-time, friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters a team of Spider-People charged with protecting its very existence.

But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must redefine what it means to be a hero so he can save the people he loves most.

The movie stars Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson, Issa Rae, Daniel Kaluuya, Karan Soni, Jason Schwartzman, Brian Tyree Henry, Luna Lauren Velez, Greta Lee, Rachel Dratch, Jorma Taccone, Shea Whigham, and Oscar Isaac.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is now available on Digital and Blu-ray. 

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bobevanz - 12/3/2023, 3:58 PM
Yeah it was generic word salad from Iger, he knows why these movies have been flopping
lazlodaytona - 12/3/2023, 4:04 PM
@bobevanz - I would agree with that.
Ha1frican - 12/3/2023, 3:58 PM
Film executives are the dumbest people alive.
dagenspear - 12/3/2023, 3:59 PM
I do think it's an easy answer that seems, to me, to spin it as not the studios fault, but the creatives fault, maybe, which may be at least partially accurate, but to that I say maybe you could hire creatives who could do the job and not just some people who throw in random stuff and offshoots from Rick and Morty.
Godzilla2000Zer - 12/3/2023, 3:59 PM
Iger is probably hoping David Zaslav makes another blunder to keep the heat off him.
CAPTAINPINKEYE - 12/3/2023, 4:00 PM
@Godzilla2000Zer - yes
It’s called Aquaman
FlopWatchers5 - 12/3/2023, 4:04 PM
"How do you know that it wasn’t 'supervision' that caused what you don’t like about it?"

facts lol I’m glad people who actually work on these films are speaking more. these fans think directors control everything lmao 😂 🤦🏾‍♂️
DocSpock - 12/3/2023, 4:04 PM


Way to moon the boss dumba$$.

GeneralZod - 12/3/2023, 4:13 PM
@DocSpock - The level of adult immaturity on display at X is astounding.
DocSpock - 12/3/2023, 4:29 PM
@GeneralZod -

Very true.

You put a few rattlesnakes in a bag, and pretty soon, they start biting each other.

dagenspear - 12/3/2023, 6:15 PM
@DocSpock -
@GeneralZod - LORD willing, insulting isn't right.

Whose boss? Sony is their boss.
WarMonkey - 12/4/2023, 6:42 AM
@DocSpock - So being a Company Man is good, while calling out the boss's lies are bad?
Doomsday8888 - 12/3/2023, 4:04 PM
There's blood in the water.

And the sharks are coming out, i see.
Vigor - 12/3/2023, 4:20 PM
@Doomsday8888 - I always knew at the first sight of failure from marvel at Disney, this would be the case
dagenspear - 12/3/2023, 6:14 PM
@Vigor - First sign? Been happening.
Th3Batman - 12/3/2023, 4:04 PM
He would've been better off just telling the truth, that it was a movie that seemed to work on paper but not in practice.
Mugens - 12/3/2023, 4:11 PM
@Th3Batman - While I still contend that the movie was no where as bad as most have made it out to be, my opinion of course, I 100% with your assessment.
lazlodaytona - 12/3/2023, 4:05 PM
Man, this guy is so not in touch with his company.
AlexCorvis - 12/3/2023, 4:08 PM
Yet again, if you did the slightest bit of research, you'd know he didn't direct Across The Spider-Verse.

Heck, at the very least, all you had to do was proofread this.

For someone who considers themselves a "professional," you make an astonishing amount of errors.
Taonrey - 12/3/2023, 6:20 PM
@AlexCorvis - I honestly don’t understand how someone can be this bad a journalism. Like how tf are you writing for a a comic book movie website and don’t know who directed a comic book movie.
AlexCorvis - 12/4/2023, 3:29 AM
@Taonrey - Even if I tagged him, he wouldn't see any of this.

Pointed out a mistake recently and he blocked me.
WarMonkey - 12/4/2023, 6:44 AM
@AlexCorvis - He did the same to me for pointing out his highly inaccurate reporting
AlexCorvis - 12/4/2023, 7:58 AM
@WarMonkey - Said it on another thread, I don't do the "troll" thing, and I'm one of the most inoffensive people you'll meet.

I point out a few glaring errors, and he's blocked me.
DalekCraigWasson - 12/3/2023, 4:08 PM
Peter Ramsey co-directed Into the Spider-Verse, not Across the Spider-Verse. He is an Executive Producer on it though.
KaptainKhaos - 12/3/2023, 4:10 PM
I like this guy, he's scrappy
TheCoonII - 12/3/2023, 4:20 PM
Please tell me how you make sure every film fitis into a cinematic universe where everything connects without having tje projects supervised
LiteraryJoe - 12/3/2023, 4:25 PM
I was lucky to have met Pete. Solid down to Earth guy, his comments hold weight for me.
bkmeijer1 - 12/3/2023, 4:33 PM
Ramsey probably doesn't hold the answers either, but he sure is making sense
garu - 12/3/2023, 4:43 PM
Perfect take, Iger is just pathetically failing to explain their losses right now.
MadThanos - 12/3/2023, 5:40 PM
Iger used to be proud of his relationship with creatives in Hollywood. Now he's publicly blaming Nia DaCosta for this picture. She has her own share of fault but it's a Kevin Feige movie at the end of the day.

Maybe it is a lack of supervision, but on Kevin Feige! Who would say that Ike Perlmutter was necessary?
Thing94 - 12/3/2023, 5:44 PM
Haha preach!
SonOfAGif - 12/3/2023, 6:07 PM
It's so funny to me that the entire MCU was Kevin Feige. Some of the greatest films in that continuity have been under Feige. Loki Season 1 and 2 have been under Feige. Guardians Vol 3 and No Way Home have been under Feige. And because a few duds have came around suddenly it's time to fire the guy that brought us Avengers Endgame and Werewolf by Night? Wow...
2050 - 12/4/2023, 1:43 AM
@SonOfAGif - Not sure if there are many calling for Feige’s firing, but I agree with you. All GOATs go through a slump; not everyone bats a thousand all the time. He’ll bounce back eventually.
GhostDog - 12/3/2023, 6:22 PM
Cook that fraud
marvel72 - 12/3/2023, 8:08 PM
Disney Marvel + Disney Star Wars + Disney Doctor Who =

SpideyPuffsMJ - 12/3/2023, 8:57 PM
His later comments are exactly what I’ve been saying lately regarding people here defending flops as “not directly controlled by Feige.” How many commercial failures are going to be excused without Feige taking some of the blame? He is in direct control of all of these projects
WarMonkey - 12/4/2023, 6:51 AM
@SpideyPuffsMJ - He fought for that control and got Ike Perlmutter fired too. Ever since he took full control the MSHEU was born and the audience has shrunk extremely quickly from where it was under Ike's reign. Feige's a hack who stole credit from others to advance himself and to hurt others on his way up.
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