MCU Phase 5 & 6 Announcements Reportedly ‘Depressed’VFX Studios. Being a fan of anything from Marvel Studios has been fun lately. The MCU’s upcoming almost half-decade has officially been revealed by the legendary Hollywood studio. There were also sneak peeks at Phases 5 and 6, with titles like Thunderbolts, Fantastic Four, and Avengers: Secret Wars making an appearance on stage.
Though not everything has gone smoothly for Marvel. Reports on the MCU’s impact on the industry as a whole have started to surface in recent weeks. The tiredness they experience working on Marvel Studios films, as well as the promotion of overworking in different below-the-line responsibilities, were some of these comments from VFX artists.
But what do these same artists think of the Comic-Con announcements from Marvel Studios? They are not as enthusiastic as the fanbase is, spoilers.
A VFX artist who has previously worked with Marvel indicated that the industry is not overly excited about the MCU’s Phase 5 and 6 announcements in a new interview with Defector.
The compositor, who contributed to The Avengers back in 2012, claimed that due to the “crazy amount of labour it’ll be,” “the whole business looks a bit gloomy” about Marvel Studios’ impending slate:
After Marvel announced Phases 5 and 6, the entire business seemed a little down, mostly due to the enormous amount of labour that would be required on its own.
The VFX veteran went on to say that Marvel is “not the appealing client they used to be,” making note of the “burnout [that] is set in.”
Fans may find it difficult to hear information like this, but it does not lessen its significance. Because statements like these might diminish the appeal of something they hold in such high regard, many people will be quick to ignore the opinions of these business professionals.
However, individuals need to pay attention to what is being stated. This is not the VFX industry’s first request for assistance when it comes to dealing with Marvel Studios, and it most likely won’t be the last.
These VFX specialists are the thread that binds many of today’s CG-heavy mega-blockbusters together. If they are displeased, the movies just don’t get made. Delaying some titles could be necessary, but if it provided the effects teams more time to complete each project, everyone might eventually profit.
Either that or the burnout persists, maybe resulting in a strike that would end the industry as a whole.