Marvel has quite a few projects being either lined up for release or in development despite the historic SAG-AFTRA strike shuffling the schedule around. Bob Iger did come out to the public with a statement that Marvel Studios should focus more on quality than quantity since the drop in fans’ interest is evident, as it wasn’t really a good year for Marvel projects financially.
Despite this, it seems that Marvel Studios is embracing animated content since there are rumors of several animated projects being either in development or in production. According to Daniel Richtman, reputable leaker and scooper Kevin Feige is interested in making an animated movie set within the MCU.
At this point, it’s unclear what the movie would be about; it’s just that it would be animated in nature. There are also rumors going around that Marvel Studios is developing three animated series; it’s unclear whether already announced series are a part of this “big three.” As a reminder, in late 2023, Marvel Studios announced ‘Eyes of Wakanda,’ an animated show focusing on Wakandan warriors as they try to obtain dangerous but powerful vibranium artifacts; the show is not a replacement for the live-action Okoye show also being developed. ‘Eyes of Wakanda’ was supposed to be released in 2024, but seeing the relatively humble release schedule, this might have changed in recent times.
The second rumored animated project was an unnamed project that focused on a clandestine group of cosmic beings. The main protagonists of the show should engage in epic cosmic battles and reshape the fate of the universe. This led fans to believe that the show would revolve around Eternals and Celestials, with some fans even going as far as to talk about this unnamed show being a sequel to the movie Eternals. There’s not much to go on currently, as the Marvel universe is filled with cosmic beings and abstract entities, both benevolent and malevolent in nature. The main influence for this show are allegedly anime.
In any case, now that animated projects such as ‘What If…?,’ ‘Moon Girl & The Devil Dinosaur’ have received relatively good reviews, and there are three additional heavily anticipated projects that fans are excited about (‘X-Men 97,’ ‘Your Friendly Neighborhood Spider-Man’ and ‘Marvel Zombies’) it stands to reason that Marvel Studios wants to implement this style to tell more serious and lasting stories.
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