Kevin Feige Says Fewer MCU Shows With More Time Between Each Show’s Release Would be the Norm Now, Fans DISAGREE: “Bad idea. More shows the better”

Kevin Feige Says Fewer MCU Shows With More Time Between Each Show’s Release Would be the Norm Now, Fans DISAGREE: “Bad idea. More shows the better”
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The Marvel Cinematic Universe has expanded its reach to an astonishing level; years’ worth of movies and series changed the game of geek pop culture forever. The previous phase saw a roster of projects that continuously gave fans something to obsess about, but this is going to change, according to Marvel Studios head, Kevin Feige.

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Kevin Feige, Head of Marvel Studios

There is no denying that the pandemic affected the entertainment industry big-time, and the recovery period was a crucial stage. It meant that in order to rise back to the surface, Marvel has to create more shows to make up for the loss during the height of the plague.

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Marvel Head Kevin Feige Reveals Fewer MCU Series For Phases 5 & 6

Kevin Feige spoke with EW about Marvel’s future plans and strategies when it comes to their new shows. The studio head revealed they will give more time in between the release of new projects:

I do think one of the powerful aspects of being at Marvel Studios is having these films and shows hit the zeitgeist. It is harder to hit the zeitgeist when there’s so much product out there — and so much ‘content,’ as they say, which is a word that I hate.”

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Kevin Feige

He also noted that fans will have more time to cherish and obsess over new shows for Phases 5 and 6:

But we want Marvel Studios and the MCU projects to really stand out and stand above. So, people will see that as we get further into Phase 5 and 6. The pace at which we’re putting out the Disney+ shows will change so they can each get a chance to shine.”

Feige, later on, cleared that the change in pacing meant spacing out products’ releases and putting out fewer contents as compared with the previous year. Fans would remember that MCU’s Phase 4 was criticized for being forgettable and pales in comparison to the first three phases.

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The Marvel producer also shared that he has been with the company for almost 23 years. He has seen the ups and downs of the studio, and staying with the team is a decision made out of love and passion for what they do.

The storylines that weave together through Phase 5 and 6 into Secret Wars and the opportunities that the multiverse brings storytelling-wise, it’s a whole new aspect to the MCU.”

The rise of the streaming platform was also a trend that Marvel embraced during the pandemic era. Feige said that the adjustment moving from film to television was fun, and he was “rewarded creatively.”

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Fans Oppose Marvel’s Plan To Cut Down Releases Of Disney+ Series

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This announcement stirred debate among fans, with many insisting that releasing more shows is better. Some also said that the universe of the franchise is expansive, and there are several stories to tell. Check out their tweets below:

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Indeed, quality over quantity is what Feige and the Marvel team are planning to go for. Phase 4 brought a lot of releases, both films and TV series, that no one barely remembers. Still, there are fans who prefer more content from MCU to satiate their hunger for action-packed superhero stories.

Source: EW

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Ariane Cruz, Senior Content Writer. She has been contributing articles for FandomWire since 2021, mostly covering stories about geek pop culture. With a degree in Communication Arts, she has an in-depth knowledge of print and broadcast journalism. Her other works can also be seen on Screen Rant and CBR.