The recent incident has put everyone at Marvel Studios at a loss for words after the long-time Marvel Visual Effects and Post Production Officer Victoria Alonso was fired by Disney executives earlier this week. The news shocked many, considering the former executive’s long and successful history with the cinematic juggernaut and her contributions to the studios.
And with her impromptu exit from the company, it’s natural that Alonso has much to say about what did and did not happen with her in the company. Recently, she and her associates have gone on record to reveal why she was relieved from Marvel Studios, and why this was all a ploy issued by the company in an attempt to silence her voice.
Victoria Alonso Believes Marvel Studios Is Conspiring Against Her!
After almost 15 years of her service to Marvel Studios, VFX Officer Victoria Alonso was immediately fired following a meeting of executives from Disney that included Disney CEO Bob Iger and co-chairman Alan Bergman, the people to whom Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige reports. Thus, many believed that Alonso’s exit was a strategic decision made in response to the betterment of the company. But now, the former VFX executive has some things to say that don’t match the speculations.
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Soon after her exit, Alonso decided to retort to allegations and misunderstanding in people’s minds about her departure from the company as her Attorney Patty Glaser tells Variety that the reason for her firing was not because she had a hand in the making of Amazon’s Argentina, 1985 that breached her contract of not working with competitors in the market, but that the company was trying to stop Alonso from propagating and making decisions that were a step-up in her career. She said:
“The idea that Victoria was fired over a handful of press interviews relating to a personal passion project about human rights and democracy that was nominated for an Oscar and which she got Disney’s blessing to work on is absolutely ridiculous, Victoria, a gay Latina who had the courage to criticize Disney, was silenced. Then she was terminated when she refused to do something she believed was reprehensible.
Although the allegations might have some substance to them, it is surprising to see that there was no mention of the rapidly degrading quality of the VFX that could’ve been a factor in Disney’s decision to relieve Alonso from her post.
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How Did Marvel Arrive At This Situation?
The situation in which Marvel Studios now finds itself today is the result of the snowball effect of the decisions that the company may have taken in the past. From trying to ramp up the expansion of the MCU at an unprecedented rate mixed with the dissatisfaction of the audience from both the films and TV Shows put out by the company due to concerns in low-quality VFX and lazily written stories are major factors of Marvel Studios facing the situation to take extreme decisions.
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