Just yesterday, it was revealed that Marvel Studios is currently re-evaluating its rollout of future films and television series after the less-than-stellar response for Phase Four. This approach saw a number of movies and television series releasing one after the other, with almost no break in between the Disney+ shows, the movies and numerous television specials (some shows overlapped with the movies).
Of course, the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a hand in Marvel’s initial rollout, but Phase Four’s rollout was relentless from WandaVision‘s January 2021 release to The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, totaling 18 titles in two years! This also led Marvel Studios to release their first “rotten” title on Rotten Tomatoes with Eternals, and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania being its second.
Whether these movies and shows are good is for another discussion. But it seems that Marvel is actively listening to consumers (and with a new head at Disney in place) and will be slowing down how films and TV shows are released. Loki – Season 2, Secret Invasion, and X-Men ’97 are the only shows that could be released in 2023, while Ironheart and Echo, which were slated to release this year, have been pushed back. This could mean a “domino effect” for every other title that has yet to be released, and could also mean that its ending titles, Avengers: The Kang Dynasty and Avengers: Secret Wars ultimately get delayed.
The first to get an official delay is The Marvels, which will now release on November 10. To announce the delay, Marvel released a teaser poster of the movie, which you can look at below:
Delaying The Marvels away from those two giant productions seems like a smart move and will give Marvel Studios better time to refine their visual effects, which have been lacking in quality in recent memory. There’s a lot of good that came out of Phase Four, but the overwhelming amount of content did feel like homework instead of something special, which Marvel seems to want to fix.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter