• The Marvel Cinematic Universe is due for some changes
  • The CEO of Disney Bob Iger has announced a new way of doing things
  • THIS is what fans can expect going forward

The strategy? Less is more, with a keen eye on elevating quality over churning out quantity.

"We’re slowly going to decrease volume and go to probably about two TV series a year instead of what had become four and reduce our film output from maybe four a year to two, or a maximum of three," the Disney CEO said during the company’s quarterly earnings call Tuesday. "And we’re working hard on what that path is."

The new face of Marvel

Fans, brace yourselves for a more curated selection of Marvel magic, as Disney aims to polish its superhero gems to an even shinier gleam!

During Disney's latest quarterly earnings call, Iger laid out the blueprint for a leaner, meaner MCU. The plan? To trim the number of Marvel TV series to just two per year, down from the four fans have grown accustomed to. And on the silver screen, the studio will roll back to producing a maximum of three movies annually, a stark contrast to the four or more titles released in previous years.

"I feel great about the slate," Iger confidently declared, hinting at a couple of "good films" slated for 2025 and more 'Avengers' action on the horizon.

"Overall, I feel great about the slate. It’s something that I’ve committed to spending more and more time on. The team is one that I have tremendous confidence in and the IP that we’re mining, including all the sequels that we’re doing, is second to none."

With a focus on mining top-tier IP, including eagerly anticipated sequels, the Disney honcho is betting big on quality captivating audiences worldwide.

Iger's vision extends beyond just cutting back. The Disney chief also touched on the delicate dance between sequels and original content, particularly in the realm of animation.

A good mix of films

"We’re gonna balance sequels with originals. Specifically in animation, we had gone through a period where our original films and animation, both Disney and Pixar, were dominating. We’re now swinging back a bit to lean on sequels."

With plans for the next 'Toy Story' installment and this summer's 'Inside Out 2,' it's clear that familiar faces will play a pivotal role in Disney's playbook. Yet, Iger assured, there's a method to the magic: a balanced approach that promises the best of both worlds.

On the TV side, Iger says that a portion of the upcoming series, a slate that includes the Kathryn Hahn-led 'WandaVision' spinoff 'Agatha,' set for release are “a vestige of basically a desire in the past to increase volume.”

While Iger has previously stated plans to reduce Marvel franchise output, he’s not previously been this direct in terms of exactly how many titles Disney plans to release for both TV and film each year.

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For devotees of the MCU, Iger's announcement signals a seismic shift. Gone are the days of a Marvel movie marathon every year. Instead, fans can look forward to a more exclusive lineup of TV series and films, each polished to perfection.

With heavy hitters like 'Deadpool & Wolverine,' 'Captain America: Brave New World,' and 'Thunderbolts' on the docket, the future of Marvel promises blockbuster entertainment with a focus on finesse.