3 Most Lackluster MCU Franchises Finally Axed, Says Insider

3 Most Lackluster MCU Franchises Finally Axed, Says Insider
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Say goodbye to these Marvel superheroes.


  • Disney CEO Bob Iger recently announced his intention to get rid of several existing MCU projects.
  • Industry insider Daniel Richtman confirmed these plans and named the three franchises that will be axed.
  • Captain Marvel, Ant-Man, and Eternals franchises all had their sequels canceled by Disney.

Marvel’s not in the best position right now, and it hasn’t been for a few years now. Between the notorious superhero fatigue and the chain of flops coming from the biggest superhero studio, something has to be done to change the tides — and the Disney CEO Bob Iger knows exactly what. First and foremost, he plans on axing several least profitable and popular Marvel franchises.

Bob Iger Announced Killing MCU Projects

It wasn’t long ago that the Disney CEO Bob Iger officially confirmed his intentions: the company planned on axing several MCU projects and reducing Marvel’s screen presence. According to the CEO, it was a hard but necessary decision to make.

“You have to kill things you no longer believe in, and that’s not easy in this business. <...> We reduced the output of Marvel, both number of films they make and the number of TV shows, and that really becomes critical,” the Disney boss said.

Until recently, we didn’t know exactly which franchises would fall victim to this policy, though the box office numbers were the best indicator. Indeed, according to fresh reports, Bob Iger is killing off the projects that proved to be least financially successful across the past few years, ending their respective stories for now.

Marvel Insider Revealed Doomed Franchises

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A famous industry insider Daniel Richtman shared his information about Disney’s plans: according to him, there are already three Marvel Studios franchises that will cease to exist as Bob Iger redlit their sequels. We’re taking your last bets now: think really well and try to remember the three least successful Marvel movies of late.

Ready? Alright, we’re not taking any more bets.

Here are the unfortunate winners: Captain Marvel and Ant-Man franchises are canceled, while Eternals sequel is “shelved,” though it likely means “we’re canceling it but don’t want to upset Angelina Jolie and Salma Hayek by saying it.”

If the reports are true, these three projects are as good as dead now and will definitely not survive the MCU soft reboot planned for after Avengers: Secret Wars as we know them.

Source: Daniel Richtman via Patreon