Marvel Cinematic Universe may have major changes in the upcoming Phases. According to the reports from Deadline, Disney may face slight restructuring internally after the return of former Disney CEO Bob Iger.
Current Scenario of the Marvel Studios
According to the reports from Deadline, Disney will face changes “in their structure and operations, including within DMED (and including possibly the distribution approach and the businesses/distribution platforms selected for the initial distribution of content), can be expected.”
This will apply not only to Marvel Studios but also to Lucas Films. Phase IV had “internal negative feedback” over quality, handling, and distribution. These behind the scene difficulties even include creative difficulties with scripts, post-production problems, and lacking visual effects.
Bob Iger’s return as Disney CEO will also have a massive impact on upcoming Phase V and Phase VI projects. As per reports, Marvel will put more focus on quality over quantity. If any project does not meet the studio’s expectations, that will be either delayed or canceled.
Marvel Studios Quantity over Quality Situation
Marvel’s success with Infinity Saga is one of the biggest success stories, which took a lot of patience and time. The studio released 23 films in 11 years. The structured major plot of Thanos and his quest for the Infinity stone with each movie.
But Phase IV, which is the introductory phase of the Multiverse saga, has released nineteen projects with movies and Disney plus series. If we compare them with the critic score, Phase IV has the lowest rating on average comparing them with the previous two phases.
In recent times, there was also a major controversy over the work situation of VFX artists at Disney and Marvel. VFX companies criticized Marvel for giving an out-of-this-world deadline. In the end, Marvel is considering forming Marvel’s in-house VFX department to finish the work under their surveillance.
After the huge success of Phase III, Phase IV made the fans feel disconnected from the core characters of the previous phases. Marvel Studios are also representing their old superheroes more weakly. This aspect has angered many hardcore Marvel fans.
Kevin Feige Defending MCU Phase IV
Projects like Eternals, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder were some of the worst-rated movies of Marvel yet. But Marvel’s president and chief creative officer Kevin Feige has defended Phase IV by telling it a unique.
The Marvel boss Feige revealed: “That’s always the intention, is that the Marvel Studios logo doesn’t promise a particular group of characters and a particular exact tone”.
While explaining the uniqueness, he said: “it’s perfect timing to go from Moon Knight to Ms. Marvel, specifically because they’re so unique and so different with [Doctor Strange in the] Multiverse of Madness and [Thor:] Love and Thunder on either end of that.”
But Marvel’s behind the scene trouble is not a myth or secret anymore. Spiderman director Jon Watts was replaced to direct the Fantastic Four reboot by Matt Shakman. Shakman did direct the Disneypius show, WandaVision.
Director Bassim Tariq also Mahershala Ali starring Blade film. The official announcement confirmed Yann Demange had taken over the project in November. Marvel replaced Scott Derrickson to direct Doctor Strange In the Multiverse of Madness over the creative differences. Later, Sam Raimi delivered the film under his vision.