After the sensational flops of 2023, Marvel is changing its strategy: no more than 3 films a year!

Marvel will release no more than three or two films a year, Bob Iger reveals.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger reveals the company is reducing MCU-related releases. Their new mission is to reduce the number of Marvel TV series to two per year and film production to no more than three films per year. Iger said it's part of Disney's strategy to scale back production and focus on quality, a strategy "especially true when it comes to Marvel." “We will slowly decrease releases and probably move to about two TV series a year, instead of what had become four, and we will reduce our film production from maybe four a year to two, or a maximum of three,” he said CEO of Disney. “And we are working hard to best manage this new path forward.”

Iger says Marvel has "a couple of good movies in store for 2025" and then "the new Avengers, which we're extremely excited about." The Disney CEO wanted to underline the company's commitment to not repeat the sensational flops - financial and critical - of the latest Marvel Studios films: "Overall, I have high expectations from this program. It's something I've committed to spending more and more time on. I have great faith in the team and the IP we are mining, including all the sequels we are making, is second to none.”

It is not the first time that Bob Iger has declared that he wants to reduce the production of the Marvel franchise. Still, previously he had never been so candid about the actual number of titles that Disney intends to release each year, both on the TV and on the TV side. cinema. Iger also specified that Disney's focus is currently on franchise films: "We will balance the sequels with the originals. Specific to animation, we had gone through a period where our original films and animation, both Disney and Pixar, dominated. Now we're going back a little bit to lean on the sequels."

The next Marvel films expected in cinemas are Deadpool & Wolverine, scheduled for this summer, and Thunderbolts and Captain America: Brave New World, arriving in 2025. Among the TV series directed on the Disney+ streaming service, we remember Agatha, the spin-off of WandaVision led by Kathryn Hahn.

Source: Variety