Disney CEO Bob Iger adds some more detail to his previous comments about the new direction he wants for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Summary

  • Disney CEO Bob Iger is slowing down MCU projects, focusing on known properties like The Fantastic Four.
  • Disney has canceled unnamed projects that were seen as weaker in order to prioritize quality in future releases.
  • Iger believes audiences want great films, and doesn’t suppor the idea of superhero or audience fatigue.



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Disney CEO Bob Iger previously made comments about the new direction he wants for the MCU, and has now added some detail as to what that might mean. Iger’s previous MCU comments came on an earnings call where the CEO discussed slowing down the franchise and focusing more on sequels or known properties like The Fantastic Four. It now seems as though Iger will be following through with those ideas.


According to The Hollywood Reporter, Iger made new statements while speaking at a conference that could hint at his future MCU plans. Iger discussed the need to cut projects that he no longer believes in, which could bode ill for certain upcoming Marvel releases. Iger’s comments on canceling projects can be seen below:

It’s not an easy thing, but you got to make those tough calls. We’ve actually made those tough calls. We’ve not been that public about it, but we’ve killed a few projects already that we just didn’t feel were strong enough.

As Iger says, Disney has not yet publicly announced which projects may be cancelled, but it’s probably safe to assume at least some are announced MCU projects that no longer felt like they would work. Iger went on to say that these cancellations are being made in order to make sure future MCU projects can focus on their quality. Iger also referenced talks of superhero fatigue, which he seemingly thinks isn’t as big of an issue as the quality of individual films, saying:


A lot of people think it’s audience fatigue, it’s not audience fatigue. They want great films. And if you build it great, they will come and there are countless examples of that. Some are ours and some are others’.
Oppenheimer
is a perfect example of that. Just a fantastic film. Focus is really important. We reduced the output of Marvel, both number of films they make and the number of TV shows, and that really becomes critical, but I feel good about the team. I feel good about the IP we’re making.

Iger’s comments about audience fatigue seem to be supported, not just by Oppenheimer, but also by the success of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. It seems as though Iger is still committed to making MCU movies, he just wants to ensure the quality of the projects that Disney and Marvel are putting out.

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Source: THR

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