Marvel executives have reportedly considered a major return to their roots by making a new Avengers movie featuring the original cast.
This potential move has stirred up conversations about the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). According to a report by Variety, the proposal would involve bringing back characters like Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark/Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow, even though their characters met their demise in Avengers: Endgame.
However, Marvel hasn’t fully committed to this idea, primarily due to the high salaries of MCU actors and financial concerns.
The report suggests that the MCU is at a significant crossroads and Disney CEO Bob Iger has been grappling with the challenges it faces.
The MCU’s recent productions have faced issues related to VFX and tight schedules. Shows like WandaVision and She-Hulk pushed their VFX teams to the limit. Additionally, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania faced criticism for its visual effects. Some sources argue that script issues and a lack of preproduction planning are the real culprits behind the VFX challenges, not just VFX producers.
Marvel’s Blade reboot and its legal problems surrounding Jonathan Majors’ character Kang have further complicated the MCU’s future. The Blade reboot is now being produced on a reduced budget compared to typical Marvel productions.
All these issues point to a significant crossroads for the MCU, prompting internal discussions and raising questions about its creative direction and financial considerations.
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