Inside Marvel Boss Kevin Feige’s 2021 Content Blitz – in Theaters and Streaming

Tim Baysinger
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Following an unexpected 18-month hiatus due to the pandemic, Marvel Studios is making up for lost time with an onslaught of content that begins Friday with “WandaVision.” The Disney+ series kick-starts what Marvel Studios chief Kevin Feige hopes will be the Marvel Cinematic Universe’s most expansive year yet with 10 different shows and films. While Feige cautioned that the amount for 2021 has as much as do with combining two years worth of material into one, the next 12 months should provide a roadmap into how Marvel will tackle creating content for both the theaters and streaming going forward. “We’ve slowly been ramping up. Obviously, Disney+ being the biggest reason for that, but also not wanting to sideline characters for too long between (big-screen) sequels,” Feige told TheWrap. “And the desire to keep introducing new characters, and not just keep doing sequels to characters that we’ve already introduced.” The studio’s carefully plotted Phase 4 calendar was upended by the COVID-19 pandemic, which kicked features like “Black Widow” and “The Eternals,” as well as fellow Disney+ series “The Falcon and the Winter Soldier” into 2021. Despite the MCU’s interconnectivity, with characters and plotlines jumping from one property to the next, Feige...

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