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‘Saw this one coming’: Fans Convinced Disney’s Being Blackmailed after Fired Marvel VFX Boss Victoria Alonso Reportedly Forcing Mouse House Back to the Negotiating Table

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Much has been speculated on The President of VFX at Marvel, Victoria Alonso’s sudden exit. Some reporters claimed that a distraught relationship between Alonso and VFX artists is the central reason behind the exit. The Disney Spokesperson expressed a major breach of contract by Alonso. it was conveyed that Victoria Alonso misused Disney’s leniency to her advantage and worked with a direct competitor that is Amazon Studios. 

Argentina, 1985 at the core of Victoria Alonso’s exit 

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Argentina 1985

The Hollywood Reporter was the first to report that Argentina, 1985 was the reason Victoria Alonso was fired by Disney. The Oscar-nominated passion project of Alonso’s was distributed by Disney’s direct competitor Amazon. The film was also contesting for Best International Picture at the Academy Awards. 

Alonso was a crucial part of the holy trinity at Marvel Studios along with boss Kevin Feige and co-president Louis D’Esposito. After getting herself involved in the Amazon distributed project she allegedly breached many contracts even after multiple warnings. 

Also Read: Fired Marvel VFX Boss Victoria Alonso Claims Disney Sacked Her as She Called Out Their Double Standards: “A gay Latina….was silenced”

An insider reports to THR that Alonso signed a contract in 2018 with Disney which clearly states that she cannot work with competing studios. It was later clarified that Disney found out about Argentina, 1985 and asked her to stop working on the project and in no way should she promote it. Alonso did not abide by that too and was ultimately let go. 

Victoria Alonso was allegedly silenced by Disney

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Victoria Alonso at the world premiere of Marvel Studios Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

Patty Glaser released a statement countering these allegations and presenting Victoria Alonso’s side of things. Glaser emphasized how ridiculous it is on Disney’s part to run a narrative that a 17-year-old employee and VFX President were fired over some passion project. 

“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 ridiculous.” 

Glaser bought attention to some ideological differences between Alonso and Disney heads. Alonso was a Lesbian, Latina woman who promoted inclusion and was planning on making Marvel films more representational of queer characters. She said, 

“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. Disney and Marvel made a really poor decision that will have serious consequences. There is a lot more to this story and Victoria will be telling it shortly—in one forum or another.”

Also Read: “Externally, she was not well liked”: Disney Reportedly Sacked Marvel Boss Victoria Alonso as VFX Artists Hated Her for Horrible Workhours, Impossible Deadlines

The attorney leaves us with the hope that Victoria Alonso will share her full story soon. She is not letting this one go, and as the Attorney stated that Marvel and Disney will have to suffer the consequences of these actions. 

Fans knew something was not right 

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Marvel’s VFX President Victoria Alonso

A Disney spokesperson responded to the above statements made by Victoria Alonso’s Attorney Patty Glaser. 

 “Unfortunately, Victoria is sharing a narrative that leaves out several key factors concerning her departure, including an indisputable breach of contract and a direct violation of company policy. We will continue to wish her the best for the future and thank her for her numerous contributions to the studio.”

Despite the polite demeanor, there is a lot of bad blood between Disney and Victoria Alonso. As of now, reports suggest that Alonso and Disney are in settlement negotiations. This is a result of Alonso’s strong front, and suing Disney for wrongful termination. Twitter broke over this news as many saw this coming. 

Also Read: Marvel Studios Reportedly Facing Civil War as MCU’s Big 3 “Clashing” Following Ant-Man 3, Victoria Alonso Exit Connected to Kevin Feige’s Dissatisfaction

The settlement talks do no benefit to Victoria Alonso’s reputation, many Marvel fans were disappointed by the VFX in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. There are less chances she will return but it seem like Alonso will walk away richer that she was.

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Written by Pragya Sancheti

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