Marvel’s Kevin Feige Says Making Disney+ Series Was A Whole New Learning Curve
As the Marvel Cinematic Universe continues to grow with its film, along with the Disney+ series and specials, things have slowly evolved over time, with Marvel adapting to what the audience responds to. Going into the third year of content being made exclusively for Disney+, Marvel has been listening to feedback on how to improve future projects.
While, speaking with Jason E. Squire on The Movie Business Podcast, Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige spoke about the process behind making improvements after the release of every new movie and Disney+ show.
“I think on every project we worked on, we learned lessons and I think the minute you think you learned it all you should probably get out of the business. It’s incredible to say but ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,’ which is our next feature that comes out in February, will be our 31st film. We’ve now completed over 10 series for Disney+ and the fun thing about starting to do ongoing narrative long-form series was it was a whole new learning curve.”
Marvel hasn’t been afraid to try out different ideas on Disney+, with the new format, Special Presentations like “Werewolf By Night”, and it’s currently filming a new Daredevil series that will be 18 episodes long, much longer than any other Disney+ Marvel show.
During the interview, Kevin Feige spoke about how they have his team “does a post-mortem on every project” after its release to analyze what worked and what didn’t.
“And it was a whole new opportunity to stretch and work out a different storytelling muscle for us. But I do think, you know, and I’m sure an example will come to me, but I do think that on every project one works on you need to take your lessons. And we do a post-mortem on every project, or at least we try to if we’re not too busy with the next project, to sit and discuss what went right and what went wrong.”
With so many different Marvel Studios projects arriving on Disney+, no doubt they will continue to adapt, learn lessons and aim to make the best content they possibly can for audiences. No doubt taking into considering the viewership numbers, social media feedback, critic responses and much more.
Coming up in 2023, we will see a number of new films, including “Guardians Of The Galaxy: Vol 3” and “The Marvels”, along with many new Disney+ shows such as “Secret Invasion”, “Ironheart” and the second season of “Loki”.
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