>Movies that gross under $500M at the global box office have been considered flops, including Black Widow, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, Eternals and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
>The Marvels had four weeks of reshoots, director Nia DaCosta apparently left during post-production, test-screenings have been middling, and box office expected to be disappointing.
>Blade has gone through five writers, and Mahershala Ali almost quit due to script issues. At one point, Blade was a “fourth lead” in a female-led story. Logan writer Michael Green is currently working on a new draft, and the project has been revamped as a standalone film with a budget of under $100M, and possibly R-rated.
>Jonathan Majors unlikely to continue. Replacing Kang for Doctor Doom has been discussed, but deemed unviable due to several projects already setting up Kang and Marvel not being able to rewrite/reshoot them due to the strikes. They will most likely recast Kang and perhaps limit him to Avengers: The Kang Dynasty.
>The X-Men and the Fantastic Four are top priorities now that the strikes are over.
>Marvel execs have discussed bringing back Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man and Scarlett Johansson’s Black Widow for another Avengers film.
>Marvel’s decline has been attributed to the amount of content they needed to produce to prop up Disney+ leading to subpar scripts and visual effects, and spreading Feige too thin to maintain quality control, as well as overinflated budgets due to the studio’s previous successes making it seem like every project would be a hit.