For Marvel film fans, it’s good to expect fewer annual releases from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and also an even heavier investment in heroes and franchises that the public already knows.
Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke about the future of the MCU on a call with the company’s shareholders [via TheWrap].
“I would say we’re leaning a little more on sequels to established franchises. Given the current environment in the industry, and what it takes to get people out of the house to see a movie… leaning on franchises that are family members is a smart idea”, commented the studio boss.
Furthermore, Iger also admitted that, in the “incessant quest to increase the volume of content produced, especially to supply the Disney+ catalog”, the studio and some of its subordinate brands “lost focus”.
“The first step we take in this direction is to reduce the volume again, and reduce the amount of content we are going to release. This is particularly true at Marvel”, added the executive.
As a result of Disney’s new policy, the MCU will only have one film in theaters in 2024: “Deadpool 3”, which is scheduled to premiere on July 26.
On Disney+, the franchise’s big release this year should be “Agatha: Darkhold Diaries”, accompanied by the animations “Eyes of Wakanda” and “Marvel Zombies”. None of the titles have a defined release date.