Let’s face it. Marvel Phase 4 may have ended with the amazing Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, however, Marvel Phase 5 is off to a rocky start with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania failing to receive good reception from fans and its audiences.
Not to mention, Disney and Marvel Studios have also had to revamp their release dates on their films and series this year, delaying them for a year or two. Now, a new report emerges stating that Top Executive Victoria Alonso has exited the company.
The Hollywood Reporter reported that Victoria Alonso, the Marvel Studios veteran in physical and post-production, visual effects, as well as animation production, has reportedly exited the company on March 17 this year. While her reasons for leaving Marvel Studios remain unknown, this departure could only cost great loss and damage in Kevin Feige reconstructing the MCU.
Alonso has been with the company since 2006 as the chief of visual effects and post-production and had been a co-producer on 2008’s Iron Man alongside Kevin Feige. Alonso had been vital in producing Phase 1 films such as Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger.
Alonso had also been advocating for more representation within the MCU, and even alongside then Disney CEO Bob Chapek in creating more similar content (representation-wise) for Disney, especially in terms of entertainment for families.
It remains to be seen whether Alonso had been sacked or she had resigned all on her own. But a previous challenge did open up in regards to how Marvel Studios had been handling their films and series progress amid the pandemic.
There are also rumors surrounding Alonso being some sort of “kingmaker” in the industry, in which she was pointed out by anonymous VFX workers for blacklisting their VFX artists.
The MCU would have to go forward with or without her on board for now. You can read more updates on this story right here on EpicStream.