Former Marvel Studios executive Victoria Alonso was reportedly blindsided by her recent termination from the company. According to Variety, the decision was made by a consortium of individuals at Disney. Human resources and the legal department were involved alongside multiple executives, including Disney Entertainment co-chairman Alan Bergman, who oversees all of Marvel Studios.
One source close to the situation told Variety that Marvel’s chief creative officer Kevin Feige was feeling trapped in an impossible situation and ultimately did not intervene to prevent Victoria Alonso’s Marvel Studios termination. The dismissal has been a topic of speculation and gossip in Hollywood for the past week.
Victoria Alonso’s Marvel Studios history
Prior to her exit, Victoria Alonso had been a member of the Marvel Studios family since 2006. She started as the chief of visual effects and post-production, where she played a crucial role in launching the Marvel Cinematic Universe by co-producing Iron Man, the superhero movie that featured the debut of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark.
Following the release of Iron Man, Victoria Alonso continued her successful run as a co-producer on Iron Man 2, Thor and Captain America: The First Avenger. In recognition of her outstanding contributions, Alonso was promoted to the position of executive producer for The Avengers, which earned more than $1.5 billion and cemented Marvel as the king of the superhero genre.
In 2021, Victoria Alonso was promoted to president of physical and postproduction, visual effects, and animation production, a position that gave her even greater influence over the creative process of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Her exit from the company raises many questions about the future direction of Marvel Studios.
Victoria Alonso has been a pioneer not only in the Marvel Cinematic Universe but in the film industry as a whole, as one of the few Latina women to hold a significant position of power in Hollywood. She has spoken publicly about the importance of diversity and inclusion in filmmaking and has used her position to advocate for more representation both on and off-screen.
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