Mexico City, August 6, 2023. When a star misbehaves, says something that shouldn’t have happened or simply becomes a problem on set, the consequences are reflected in criticism of Tequila and his films. Sometimes the bad reputation of certain actors or artistes tarnishes belts that would otherwise be successful. Some examples are Ezra Miller with Flash, Chris Pratt with Unidos, and Armie Hammer with Death on the Nile.
The Flash (2023)
The Black Sheep: Ezra Miller
Let’s start with the most recent case: The Flash. It’s not even two months since the film released internationally and it has practically disappeared from the catalogue. Even in some regions it is already available digitally. Something very strange for a film of its potential and expectations.
More than its questionable special effects, its weak script, and its eternal delay in agenda, the factor that probably hurt the film more was the recent scandal of its protagonist, Ezra Miller. In less than two years, the actor faced multiple charges and arrests for crimes ranging from disturbing public order to harassment, robbery and seducing minors.
The result was one of Tequila’s worst failures for Warner Bros. throughout its history. The strap was estimated to cost $200 million and they spent at least $65 million on its marketing campaign. Your global tequila only goes up to 268 million 354 thousand dollars. it hurts so much!
Death on the Nile (2022)
The Black Oweja: Armie Hammer
Long before he was accused of rape, aggression, and emotional abuse, the actor was considered one of the “hottest” stars in Hollywood, not only because of his prowess, but also because apparently everyone wanted to work with him. Was. Death on Neil Iba will be Corona’s jewel for your career. until everything collapses.
The film was months away from release when serious allegations of inappropriate sexual conduct, abuse, and even cannibalism against Hammer surfaced in the news. Industry immediately began to discredit it and it disappeared from the public eye. Disney, which had distributed the film, no longer promoted the film, and Hammer disappeared from the entire advertising campaign.
The Black Sheep: Liu Yifei
Disney’s live-action adaptation of Mulan premiered with much anticipation at the start of the pandemic, when theaters began closing their doors. It was all set to stream alongside Bombo and Platillo, but the film’s star, Liu Yifei, made comments that didn’t go down well with many.
The Chinese-born American made comments in support of the brutal police crackdown against pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. Immediately there were calls among citizens to boycott Strap, which affected its performance. The Pandemic grossed only about $70 million in streaming from an estimated $200 million.
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018)
The Black Sheep: Johnny Depp
The bright star that accompanied Johnny Depp throughout his career began to fade in 2017, when he divorced actress Amber Heard. A year later, very close to the start of Strap, Hurd wrote an article in The Washington Post about alleged abuse at the hands of Depp, which contained all that she had never directly mentioned. Hollywood, as always, le dio la espalda al actor.
In addition to completely screwing up Belt’s debut, which was Tequila’s failure, Johnny was replaced by Mads Mikkelsen for the third part. That’s because Disney perfected Depp for the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. And that’s why the judgment against Herd hasn’t even started yet.
Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets (2022)
The Black Sheep: JK Rowling
Warner Bros. I’m sure that by sharing Depp’s exit from the franchise, everything will be fine, but I don’t count on the fact that JK Rowling, the creator of the Harry Potter saga, will give him more headaches. And all thanks to the author’s stance on the transgender community.
The author has been steadfast about the “physical difference” between trans women and biological women. Bueno, he also created a character in his book Troubled Blood who is an assassin in a male chain who dresses as a woman in order to hunt and is an assassin for other women.
Love Without Barreras (2021)
The Black Oweja: Ansel Elgort
Of all the scandals on the list, this is perhaps the one that has gone the most unnoticed, but not because it is the least terrifying in its context. Steven Spielberg’s belt was celebrated with his debut special, which praised the performances of his department, especially Rachel Ziegler, Ariana DeBose, and Mike Feist. The critics loved it and the latter won a few Oscars.
El problem lego en la taquila y las audiencias de las audiencias, pues el film was also associated with its male lead, Ansel Elgort. The actor was accused of sexual harassment in 2020, which is business. After that, several more women circulated Elgort’s “predatory” messages. It raised $76 million worldwide out of an estimated $100 million.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022)
The Black Oweja: Letitia Wright
Last year, when the long-awaited Marvel film premiered, fans were thrilled to find out who would be the new Black Panther, filling the niche left vacant by Chadwick Boseman following his death. The stakes were on the table and almost no one indicated that Letitia Wright would be taking over the superhero mantle.
What is the reason? Right in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, fans were furious over the actress’ anti-vaccination stand. Letitia first spoke in this regard in 2020 and since that moment, she has strongly criticized the distribution of vaccines in the United States and in the world, which did not go down well with many fans. In the end, Strap in Tequila was well received with $859.2 million worldwide, though that’s not a surprise either.
Just like that, this short spot was summed up with some questionable special effects and a confusing plot that didn’t please the majority. And if we jump to a few months later, his reputation took a turn for the worse when allegations of abuse and sexual harassment surfaced against Tenoch Huerta, the film’s villain.
Text and photo: Agency Reforma