Disney wants fewer Marvel films and series in the future

Disney wants fewer Marvel films and series in the future
Disney wants fewer Marvel films and series in the future

Marvel is in a bind. After a decade of unchallenged reign over the film industry, Kevin Feige’s company is experiencing a notable crisis. The studio wiped several bitter failuresof The Marvels who established himself as the flop the year 2023 has Secret Invasion which was not favored by the public and critics. Proud of the cardboardEndgame In 2019, Marvel increased its projects on the small and big screen, taking advantage of the launch of Disney+ to make its universe omnipresent.

If WandaVision And Loki were applauded by the spectators, not all of these serial proposals met with the same success. Barely three years after the streaming brand’s debut, the first signs of weakness are becoming apparent. Bob Iger, CEO of parent company Disney, took advantage of the publication of its quarterly results to address this loss of momentum. Facing investors, the boss explains that he has reviewed his approach to superheroic entertainment.

More quality, less quantity

Over the next few years, there will be fewer Marvel series and films. This announcement comes as Deadpool 3 is the only project promised to be released in 2024 in cinemas and that the series have also been rather discreet. He explains that the schedule of recent years, with at least three films and three series per year, is the “remnant of a past desire to increase volume. We are still motivated by a distant desire to produce more. We will slowly slow down”. He adds that he entered into discussions with the studio to reduce the cadence and concentrate “more on quality”.

Concretely, Bob Iger hopes to eventually only offer two or three films in dark rooms and barely two streaming series. Five productions per year, Marvel does not seem to have the desire to be discreet. The studio has its work cut out for it as its multiverse saga progresses. The logic of yield should not be abandoned any time soon, with Feige undoubtedly hoping to conclude his narrative arc devoted to the multiverse with a film Avengers which could reach peaks of profitability, if the public is still there.

“I feel good”

Iger also spoke about the films that should hit the big screen between now and 2027. “Marvel has a few good movies in 2025, and then we’ll move on to more Avengers. We are extremely excited. Overall, I like this list. As you know, I have committed to devoting more and more time to this. I have immense confidence in the team and the intellectual property, including any sequels which will be second to none”.

It remains to be seen whether the future will be brighter for Marvel and more broadly Disney, which is coming out of a very complicated year both in terms of reviews and financial profitability, at least in cinema. The MCU is undoubtedly an essential component of this growing success.

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