Victoria Alonso, one of Marvel Studios’ top executives, has departed from the company amid the MCU’s recent struggles. Alonso’s exit comes as Phase 5 begins and follows poor reviews for the latest film, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
While Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige is often in the spotlight, Alonso played a critical role as the president of physical and postproduction, visual effects, and animation production. With her departure, no replacement has been announced.
Alonso’s exit is the latest troubling development for the MCU, which has seen a decline in critical and box office success in Phases 4 and 5 compared to the Infinity Saga. Reports of the studio’s mistreatment of VFX houses and a plan to slow down Disney+ show output could potentially explain Alonso’s departure.
She has been a key figure in Marvel Studios’ VFX work, and reports have surfaced of a bad reputation, including concerns about her freezing out VFX companies. Additionally, Alonso’s promotion to oversee physical and postproduction coincided with Marvel ramping up its MCU shows, so a decrease in the number of shows being made could have lessened her expected workload.
Clarity on Alonso’s departure may come with possible comments from Feige and future reports.
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