With the launch of Disney+, Marvel Studios has started working on MCU live-action TV shows which ended up being well-received for the most part. It became their way to expand the franchise beyond the limits of what they can do in a typical theatrical film.
However, the franchise's venture into television has also received some criticisms due to their quality and concerns that the studio is spreading too thin as they are now working on multiple projects than usual and some projects are getting less hype than what we're accustomed to.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige was asked about his takeaways and learnings from their television projects where he admitted that it has become harder for them to hit the zeitgeist and revealed that they now intend to work on fewer TV shows in the future.
"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. [laughs]," he said.
"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."
When asked if it means whether they will space them out or release fewer shows a year, Feige answered, "Both, I think."
Based on his comments, it sounds like Marvel Studios is going to slow down on their television output in response to the criticisms that they have received whether they will turn some of them into feature films like Armor Wars or do it in a special presentation format just like Werewolf by Night.
Right now, we will not be experiencing the effects of their new mandate until the next few years. It is curious to see how they will exactly slow down their television output and how many will they produce as a result.
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