HomeCelebrity NewsIn Lindelof’s opinion, the amount of Marvel movies make each less special.

In Lindelof’s opinion, the amount of Marvel movies make each less special.

As a result of so many Marvel movies, writer and producer Damon Lindelof believes that each one is less special. As a writer, the Lost writer has worked on television and film projects such as Star Trek, Prometheus, The Leftovers, and Watchmen for HBO.

He wrote the controversial horror thriller The Hunt, in which conservative working-class Americans were hunted down and killed by rich progressives. Since 2008, Marvel Studios has steadily produced superhero content for both television and film under its Marvel Cinematic Universe.

While the first year of the MCU had only two films released to fans, 2021 saw four films and five television series released. A series of shorts centered on Groot has already been released in 2022, and one more movie, two TV specials, and another show are on the way.

In terms of output, the MCU has significantly increased over the years, and its recent SDCC panel only proved this won’t change. Lindelof said in a recent interview with Vulture that the sheer number of new Marvel movies makes them less special. The comment came in response to a question about how difficult it is to say no in Hollywood today.

Unlike many others who have criticized the MCU, such as acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, Lindelof is an ardent fan. It’s clear he admires the franchise, but he has a right to express his opinions on how it operates.

Compared to 2013, when a Marvel movie might have felt like a major event, it feels like audiences are barely processing one before another arrives. With the addition of several Disney+ shows, it seems as if the Marvel train is never stopping. Eventually, this can lead to the franchise and the superhero genre burning out.

The recent announcement of Phases 5 and 6 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe proves that the franchise is not slowing down. As part of Phase 5, which will run from 2023 through most of 2024, there will be thirteen entries across six films and seven television seasons. In addition to the canon entries, there are non-canon ones such as Spider-Man: Freshman Year.

Fans of the MCU may grow tired of the sheer volume of content. Lindelof suggests their frequency might lead to some diminished excitement. Spider-Man: No Way Home, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and Thor: Love and Thunder have shown that MCU films still have legs for the time being, as have recent box office results.


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