Disney focuses on quality for Marvel in new plan, says Bob Iger

Disney CEO Bob Iger has announced plans to limit the number of Marvel films and TV shows released each year in an effort to focus on quality over quantity. The decision comes after underperformance and criticism of the quality of Marvel content in recent years. This year, there will only be one MCU film released, titled "Deadpool & Wolverine."

During Disney's recent earnings call, Iger revealed that the studio will now put out two or three films and two television series a year, down from four of each. He emphasized the importance of reducing output and increasing focus on delivering high-quality content. The next Avengers film, "Avengers 5," is scheduled for release in 2026.

Iger has been vocal about his concerns regarding the declining quality of Marvel films and TV shows, attributing it to a past focus on increasing volume rather than prioritizing excellence. He acknowledged that some of the upcoming releases are a result of decisions made under his leadership, as well as his successor, Bob Chapek.

Marvel fans have expressed fatigue with the high volume of releases from the studio in recent years, with some films failing to meet box office expectations. Last year's "Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania" and "The Marvels" both struggled to break even despite significant production and marketing budgets.

While Iger is optimistic about the future of Marvel under his leadership, investors have shown less confidence, with Disney's stock experiencing a 10% decline following the announcement. As Disney continues its efforts to revitalize the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the focus on quality over quantity will be a key factor in determining the success of the studio in the years to come.


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