New details have emerged about the surprise firing of Marvel Studios executive Victoria Alonso. Earlier this week, news came that Marvel Studios lost Alonso, a key producer at the company, who was recently promoted to President of Physical, Post Production, VFX and Animation. At the time, the specific details of her sudden departure were uncertain, but new information has emerged that is shedding light on exactly what caused her exit.
Diversity, citing three unnamed persons familiar with the matter, is reporting new information on exactly what led to Alonso’s firing. While the official reason for terminating her contract is unclear, the publication shared that the decision was made by multiple people and departments at Disney. Marvel Studios’ fast-paced release schedule, which has received criticism from the VFX community, is believed to have led to Alonso being let go from Marvel Studios. Read relevant excerpts from the report below:
While the reason for Alonso’s termination is unclear, the sources said, the decision was made by a consortium including human resources, Disney’s legal department and several executives, including Disney Entertainment co-chairman Alan Bergman (to whom Marvel Studios all report ). A source said that Alonso’s longtime boss and Marvel’s chief creative officer, Kevin Feige, felt trapped in an impossible situation and ultimately did not intervene. Another insider said Alonso was blindsided.
How Victoria Alonso’s Marvel Studios Exit Affects the MCU’s Multiverse Saga
Alonso has yet to comment on his exit, let alone the reason behind it. Disney and Marvel Studios are also tight-lipped on the matter. As a key member of the organization, producing multiple projects in addition to being the head of his own department, Alonso had a great deal of responsibility, and based on reports, Marvel Studios has yet to hire his replacement. . Whether they plan to bring in someone new to fill that void or promote someone already in the organization is uncertain at this point.
Despite her surprise departure from Marvel Studios, Alonso is still expected to be credited as an executive producer for some of the upcoming projects in the MCU’s ongoing multiverse saga. This includes movies like James Gunn Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 And this captain marvel sequel, Miracle, In terms of Disney+ shows, Alonso was involved in the return project of Secret Invasion, Echo, Ironheart and Scarlet Witch, Agatha: Covenant of Chaos,
Alonso’s dismissal comes right after Feige made comments about slowing down the MCU’s release schedule following a disappointing box office performance and an increasingly vocal VFX community against Marvel Studios. Disney+ shows that were initially scheduled to come out over the next few months have lost their respective premiere windows. It is expected that many, if not all, will see the roll out schedule changed.