While fans perceive a qualitative drop in the Marvel Cinematic Universe , Marvel Studios themselves are taking measures: not surprisingly.
we already know that The Marvels has been postponed for a few months , and that Disney intends to limit the MCU productions for Disney+ a little. .
Well, now CEO Bob Iger has also addressed the issue. Speaking at a Morgan Stanley conference, as The Hollywood Reporter reports , Iger stressed that Disney will pay more attention to spending on each individual title, and how many it will produce each year.
What we need to look at, in the case of Marvel, isn’t necessarily the sheer volume of Marvel stories, but how often we go back to tapping into the well of certain characters. Sequels generally work well for us, but is there a need to make a third or fourth? Or is it time to turn to other characters? Intrinsically, there is nothing wrong with the Marvel brand. I think we just have to be careful what characters and what stories we draw on.
And if you look at Marvel’s trajectory over the next five years, you’ll see a lot of new things. Now we’re going back to the Avengers franchise, but with a whole lineup of different Avengers, for example.
It must be said that the reactions of the public are very variable: some spectators are happy to see already known characters for the umpteenth time, and show indifference (if not open dislike) for the “newer” superheroes. The problem perhaps lies in the quality of each individual film or TV series, and in the fact that producing an excessive volume of titles not only risks alienating the public, but decreases the aforementioned quality. The impression is that Marvel Studios and Kevin Feige want to take more time to develop their projects, even if there are already many announced ones for the next few years. We’ll see.