Amazing to Refocus on Quality Over Quantity for MCU Phases 5 and 6 | Popgen Tech


Marvel Studios is reportedly ‘re-evaluating’ the upcoming Phase 5 and 6 slate after intense internal criticism about the direction of Phase 4.

Marvel may be looking to focus on quality over quantity for the Marvel Cinematic Universe in Phases 5 and 6.

According to a Marvel Studios source cited by Cosmic Circus, the studio is reevaluating its upcoming slate after “internally negative feedback” on the distribution and quality of Phase 4. The issues being addressed behind the scenes are said to include creative difficulties with scripts, post-production problems and lackluster visual effects. To prevent Phases 5 and 6 from continuing down a similar path, the report says that Disney will be able to secure creative oversight over MCU projects that are still in pre-production, which could see the projects in the future to be delayed or canceled outright. Of course, it’s worth noting that this report has not been confirmed by any official Disney or Marvel channels at the time of this writing.

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Complaints About Recent Marvel Studios Titles

Marvel Studios has been under fire for quality issues since the beginning of Phase 4. VFX companies have criticized Marvel for overworking its artists and giving them tight deadlines to complete their work. The studio considered forming its own Marvel in-house VFX department in response to the backlash.

Following the historic success of Avengers: Endgame in 2019, fan expectations were high for what Phase 4 of the MCU had in store. But a common complaint after each new Phase 4 release is that the shared universe now feels too disconnected and there’s an inconsistency in tone between projects like Eternals, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness o Thor: Love and Thunder. Marvel Studios president and chief creative officer Kevin Feige defended this aspect, saying it’s what makes Phase 4 unique.

“That’s always been the intention, is that the Marvel Studios logo doesn’t promise a certain group of characters and a certain exact tone,” Feige said. “It promises a spirit and a style and a vibe and a feeling, I hope. And it’s perfect timing to go from Moon Knight in Ms. is amazingspecifically because they are unique and very different from [Doctor Strange in the] Multiverse of Madness and [Thor:] Love and Thunder at both ends of it.”

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Problems Behind the Scenes of the MCU

Episodes 5 and 6 have already seen some setbacks on the theater side this year. Spider-Man: No Way Home Director Jon Watts has stepped down from directing Fantastic Four rebooted and replaced with WandaVision showrunner Matt Shakman. Additionally, Mahershala Ali’s MCU debut in the Blade was paused after original director Bassim Tariq left the project and script issues delayed production. Lovecraft Country Director Yann Demange took over from Tariq in November.

In reviewing Disney+ content, the source indicated that Marvel may push for more Special Presentations in the style of Werewolf in the Night and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. This approach will supposedly be more cost-effective for the studio and avoid franchise fatigue for fans.

Source: Cosmic Circus


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