The Marvel Phase 5 hasn’t been doing well since Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania had been deemed a box office failure, which is not a good look on the quality of the MCU as it starts this year. While the MCU films and series continue to receive their frustrating delayed releases, a new report sheds light as to why they do keep getting pushed back.
Previously, Marvel Studios did confirm they were gradually decreasing their releases of films and series, considering that Disney is undergoing budgetary issues, as well as their refusal to recognize that the moviegoers are potentially suffering from superhero fatigue. Especially given the number of series they had released since the Infinity War Saga ended.
According to The Cosmic Circus, the delays are due to Marvel Studios striving to maintain higher quality in their films, rendering them to prioritize making the films and series the right way, as opposed to sticking to the schedule they laid out in the previous comic-cons they attended.
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For example, The Marvels is one of the MCU films that suffered a delay. Instead of getting its initially scheduled July 2023 premiere, the Captain Marvel sequel has been postponed to November. While this is but a small adjustment as The Marvels will still be released the same year, the time slot remains a significant pushback.
Apparently, the reason behind this delay had something to do with visual effects that required improvement in post-production. On that note, Marvel Studios has also been resolving conflict within the company as they had to let go of former Physical, Post-Production, VFX, and Animation Executive President Victoria Alonso, who had been accused of causing chaos amongst VFX workers at the company.
Plenty of other MCU series have suffered frustrating release dates, as well, including Secret Invasion, Loki Season 2, Agatha: Coven of Chaos, among many others. Instead of their initial release order, only Secret Invasion and Loki Season 2 are slated to come out this year.
While it’s relieving to see Marvel Studios take their time in ensuring the quality MCU fans ask for, it remains to be seen how far long before we can confirm the official release dates of films and series listed under Marvel Phase 5.
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