- Taylor Swift’s concert movie, The Eras Tour, is dominating the box office, with presales already surpassing $65 million and aiming for a projected $100 million gross.
- Swift’s popularity as a recording artist has led to unprecedented demand for her concerts, and the concert movie provides an opportunity for a broader audience to experience her performance.
- Rumors suggest that Swift may collaborate with the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Deadpool 3, possibly playing the character Dazzler, but coordinating schedules may pose a challenge.
The Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert movie continues to assert its box office dominance, with presales already dwarfing some of Marvel and DC’s more recent hits. First announced on August 31, Swift’s upcoming concert film has already prompted other movies including The Exorcist: Believer, Dumb Money, and The Marsh King’s Daughter to balk at the possibility of directly competing with the record-breaking recording artist and shift their original October release dates.
Per a new report from Deadline, presales for the Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert movie have already surpassed the $65 million mark and are well on the way to reaching the film’s anticipated $100 million box office projections. In comparison, presales for some of Marvel and DC’s more recent releases clocked in at $60 million for Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and $42 million for Matt Reeves’ The Batman. However, Swift still has a long way to go to match presales for 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home, which reached an impressive $120 million.
Why Taylor Swift’s Popularity Might Be A Boon For The Marvel Cinematic Universe
Beginning her musical career at just 14 years of age, Swift has grown to become one of the most influential recording artists of the modern age, frequently smashing sales and streaming records for her album releases and prompting unprecedented demand for concert tickets. While many of Swift’s fans may have been unable to secure seats to see her live, the pending release of her concert movie will ensure a much broader audience will still have the chance to see her in action.
However, while Swift may be proving herself a formidable rival to Marvel’s own box office dominance, rumors are rampant that the singer may potentially join forces with the superhero franchise in Deadpool 3. While these rumors are currently unsubstantiated, many viewers are suggesting the singer would be the perfect choice to play the X-Men character Dazzler, who in addition to possessing mutant abilities is also a popular recording artist in the Marvel universe. Previously, the character had a brief appearance in 2019’s X-Men: Dark Phoenix and was played by Halston Sage.
With Deadpool 2 previously recruiting the likes of Celine Dion to provide its memorable title track, there’s probably no reason they would not be able to convince Swift to make her own cameo appearance. However, with Swift’s current worldwide tour not expected to conclude until November next year, coordinating with her schedule could be problematic. Either way, her legions of loyal Swifties will still have much to look forward to with October’s upcoming release of Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour concert movie.
Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour