The MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE Is NOT American Idol, Says Disney CCO

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Disney CCO Alan Horn says that Marvel Studios movies aren't going anywhere, despite recent comments from directors such as Martin Scorsese and Francis Ford Coppola disparaging Marvel movies.

"If a film is well-made, if it has heart and humor - the two things I insist upon - and it's terrifically well executed, well acted, well directed, well produced, and well written, I think there's an audience for a great story," Horn said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, who asked if Marvel movies might fade in popularity like one-time TV ratings giant American Idol. "The audience, so far, has shown no fatigue with the films we're making which are generally classed as superhero films."

"But Kevin Feige's working away. We'll be making three or four a year," he continued. "They're very different from one another, so we'll see. We don't worry about it too much."

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Marvel Studios has two films, Black Widow and Eternals, scheduled for release in 2020, with four films (including a joint Sony production Spider-Man sequel) in 2021, and three films (so far) scheduled for 2022.

And that's not even mentioning the bevy of Disney+ shows set in the MCU scheduled for release in that timeframe.

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