Marvel Studios To Focus On Street-Level TV Shows; Multiverse Will Stick Around After SECRET WARS

Marvel Studios has gone back to the drawing board with the MCU after a surprisingly hit-and-miss Multiverse Saga, explaining why we’re getting only one movie and two live-action TV shows in 2024. 

The Infinity Saga’s conclusion coincided with the launch of Disney+, and Marvel Studios was tasked with developing an entire slate of projects to attract subscribers to the streaming platform. Kevin Feige was spread too thin and the connectivity between movies and TV shows suffered, as a result.

Ultimately, it was a quantity over quality issue. 

Moving forward, Daniel Richtman claims Marvel Studios will shift its small screen offerings to almost exclusively street-level stories like Echo and Daredevil: Born Again. There will be some exceptions, including the planned Wiccan and Vision Quest TV shows which are already in development. 

We’re sure Marvel Studios is aware that Netflix’s TV-MA offerings had a devoted audience, largely because they offered an alternative to the PG-13 MCU. While they were far from perfect, using a similar template on Disney+ by moving forward with more street-level shows would be no bad thing. 

In other news, the scooper alleges that even when the Multiverse Saga concludes with Avengers: Secret Wars, the Marvel Multiverse will live on. Richtman didn’t share too many additional details but stated that “Sony is the reason.”

We’d guess this has something to do with the Spider-Verse, future crossovers with the live-action Spider-Men, and its own slate of Marvel movies. 

“There have been some disappointments. We would have liked some of our more recent releases to perform better,” Disney CEO Bob Iger previously said of Marvel Studios’ failings. “It’s reflective not as a problem from a personnel perspective, but I think in our zeal to basically grow our content significantly to serve mostly our streaming offerings, we ended up taxing our people way beyond – in terms of their time and their focus – way beyond where they had been.”

“Marvel’s a great example of that,” he added. “They had not been in the TV business at any significant level. Not only did they increase their movie output, but they ended up making a number of television series, and frankly, it diluted focus and attention. That is, I think, more of the cause than anything.”

Only time will tell what becomes of the MCU in the years ahead, but it feels like it’s starting to head back in the right direction. As always, stay tuned for updates as we have them.