The MCU is the best accomplished and most complex cinematic universe. The reality is that if it only remained on the big screen, its growth would continue somewhat slowly and, above all, many corners of the world would remain unexplored. With the rate of expansion that cinema gives, maybe we would never see an adaptation of What If and maybe Wanda’s story would have been much more simplified, like Loki’s.
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The reality is that creating the Disney Plus series was a great success for Marvel and Disney. It has allowed them to gain new subscribers to their streaming service under the promise of seeing more of the MCU in the form of television series and at the same time it has allowed us to see parts of the MCU that otherwise might never have made it to the big screen. The biggest example of that is What If …? – 84% Many of these stories could not have been told on the big screen in a live-action film, much less the large number of stories that the series is going to show us.
That said, we have all had the doubt of what is the criteria that Marvel Studios use when choosing what to go to the big screen and what to stay on Disney Plus. At a first glance we might think that what they have been taking into the series are stories with secondary characters from the MCU that we already know, but then we remember things like Ms. Marvel or Ironheart And we remember that those are new characters to the MCU who may well have had their own movie. So, we reiterate, what is the criterion?
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Recently the producer of Marvel Studios Jonathan Schwartz was interviewed by Collider. In that conversation, he explained in detail what the process behind these types of decisions is:
It is something we have discovered together. What makes sense for Disney Plus and what makes sense for the movies? Which characters go to which part? We have solved this as a group. I think that’s what’s great about Disney Plus; gives us the opportunity to tell stories that maybe are outside the norm of what we might be able to do in movies that need a different canvas, that need another type of structure, that are perhaps a little weirder or a little wilder than what we have typically been able to do in movies in the past. Now I think that movies are capable of doing things that we might not have been able to do in the past because now television series have given us the confidence to do them. Everything wants to take to the limit what can be done more and more, since audiences are getting used to different levels of narrative.
On the other hand, the producer Brad Winderbaum He spoke with Variety (via Comic Book) and said what is the rule that they will follow when deciding which projects to do and which not in animated series format. It is a rule that will limit them in some sense, but that will probably allow us to see very interesting places in the Marvel Multiverse. He said that they are only going to do animated series of things that could not be told in live-action for X or Y reasons. He also mentioned that they have little interest in making animated adaptations of MCU films that are outside of canon:
We realized that there are a lot of great possibilities that you can explore with animation. Any project that we are going to do has to be something that needs animation so that the story can be told. There is very little desire in taking a piece of intellectual property that is popular because we are going to make a movie and do an animated show about it. We are not going to do that.
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