Iger Contradicts Himself With Another Unnerving Announcement

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Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger made waves when he returned from retirement as part of the ousting of now-former Disney CEO Bob Chapek — and is still continuing to make waves!

Iger’s decisions so far have had Wall Street investors sharing mixed feelings about Disney’s future, and have had Disney World Cast Members up in arms over low wages. Now, Iger has recently made several other stirring announcements — and one seemingly-overlooked line in a recent statement will have a big impact on the Marvel Cinematic Universe that so many Disney fans love!

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Disney CEO Bob Iger has returned from retirement and ousted former CEO Bob Chapek from the helm of the Walt Disney Company. Credit: CNBC

While taking part in the recent Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference, Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger confirmed at least one thing that we already knew (both from him and from Marvel leader Kevin Feige): Disney+ is going to be dialing back on how many new Marvel projects it releases, in an effort to avoid repeating the same ‘quality over quantity’ mistake from the past few years when many new, but sub-par, Marvel shows were released on the streaming platform.


Jeremy Renner, Chris Evans, and Scarlett Johansson as Hawkeye, Captain America, and Black Widow in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Credit: Marvel Studios

Iger also mentioned a change that seems to be in direct opposition to this goal, however, saying that Disney is “going to turn back to the Avengers franchise with a whole new set of Avengers.”

Since Disney has often been facing a lot of criticism for redoing its stories (i.e. making live-action adaptations of old Disney movies) and faced accusations about a lack of creativity, redoing the Avengers movies with a new set of superheroes — who would most likely still feature some obvious parallels to the original Avengers team, just like the new team in the National Treasure spin-off featured echoes of the original characters seems like a contradictory choice.

Walt Disney's Last Words

Guardians of the Galaxy is the first movie in a series that is part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The Guardians of the Galaxy have their own Cosmic Rewind ride in EPCOT, and are often associated with Avengers like Captain America or other Marvel superheroes like Captain Marvel and Black Panther. Credit: Marvel Studios

Iger did not confirm which Marvel superheroes would get their moments in the spotlight, or whether or not any of the original Avengers would be making a comeback.

Time will tell whether or not Iger’s decision to reboot the Avengers films (i.e. to do the same thing that has been antagonizing Disney fans for years) is met with fanfare or backlash!

About Sharon

Sharon is a writer and animal lover from New England. Sharon's two main focuses in her work are Disney's correlations with pop culture and the significance of Disney princesses (which was the basis for her college thesis). When she's not writing about Disney, Sharon spends her time singing, dancing, and cavorting with woodland creatures!

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