Bob Iger Reveals Marvel Studios’ Reduced Output Going Forward: “We’re Slowly Going to Decrease Volume”

Iger reveals reduced output

2023 turned out to be disastrous for Disney and for Marvel Studios. Most of their movies flopped, and TV shows were met with mixed reviews at best. Disney concluded its first year in a long time not having a billion dollar movie, and Marvel Studios concluded the year with ‘The Marvels’ which is officially the lowest-grossing movie in the MCU, and the first movie not to break the $100 million threshold at the domestic box office.

Recently, the list of biggest box-office flops was revealed, and most of Disney movies were on it, with ‘The Marvels’ losing an eye-watering $237 million dollars on a single project. This seems like a drop in the bucket for one of the most powerful entertainment and media companies in the galaxy, but it was enough to prompt some drastic changes.

Back when ‘The Marvels’ was first released, Iger commented how the studio would focus on the quality of the quantity in the future, and Brad Winderbaum, head of the animation said that the studio already has a new plan in place. Meaning that not everything that goes into development will end up being produced and released.

Now Disney CEO once again spoke to THR and confirmed what he said almost half a year ago, less Marvel content is coming in the future.

I’ve been working hard with the studio to reduce output and focus more on quality, that’s particularly true with Marvel.We’re slowly going to decrease volume and go to probably about two TV series a year instead of what had become four, and reduce our film output from maybe four a year to two or at the maximum three. And we’re working hard on what that path is, we’ve got a couple of good films in ’25 and then we’re heading to more Avengers, which we’re extremely excited about.

So, 2-3 movies per year and 2 TV shows per year…sounds positive, but that also means that the current lineup of movies and shows will have to be modified since there is a lot of things scheduled for the 2025 release, ‘Fantastic Four,’ ‘Thunderbolts*,’ ‘Blade,’ ‘Captain America: Brave New World,’ and these are only the movies.

Iger also commented on how he is hopeful for the future:

Overall I feel great about the slate. It’s something that I’ve committed to spending more and more time on, the team is one that I have tremendous confidence in and the IP that we’re mining, including all the sequels that we’re doing, is second to none.

Reducing the output won’t mean a single thing if the quality doesn’t increase, and to do that the studio needs to listen to fans.

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