Marvel Studios Is Making Disney+ Series “The Priority” Over Movies

The level of dominance Marvel Studios has shown is truly unprecedented. They’ve made it look so easy that others have tried to copy the Marvel formula and found that it’s a lot tougher than it looks. Whatever Kevin Feige is doing over there, he’s got it down to a science, and now he’s trying to apply that science to a whole host of Disney+ shows which are now reportedly his focus.

The news comes from THR, quoting an insider who says “The series are the priority. Ramping them up takes a lot of focus. The movie machinery is well established.”

That sounds like coasting, to me. Hopefully, I’m dead wrong on that.

On the other hand, it’s true that Marvel has a lot of talented people working on the film side. And with Disney putting a lot of money and attention on Disney+ and Marvel’s contribution to it, Feige changing the way he prioritizes projects makes sense.

The first Marvel series to hit Disney+ will be WandaVision, which arrives in January. That will be followed by Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Hawkeye, Loki, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Moon Knight, and more.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.