However, it can’t be denied that Alonso’s leadership in the visual effects and post-production sectors is a complicated one. Under her leadership, Marvel Studios has come under increasing scrutiny for allegedly overworking and underpaying contracted visual effects artists. Most recently, Marvel was accused of rushing post-production VFX work on “Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania,” resulting in grueling working hours and public criticism over the movie’s lackluster effects. The studio also allegedly allocated resources away from the film to “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” which was considered the studio’s top priority.
While the reports regarding these claims do not specifically cite Alonso as a specific problem, it’s not hard to see how they could rub off on her greater legacy. It’s important to note that The Hollywood Reporter’s sources claim she left on her own accord and was not fired. Regardless, Marvel Studios is now faced with a major problem of succession. Given Alonso’s illustrious and intimate knowledge of the MCU, who will be up to the task of filling her shoes? We might not know the answer right now, but it’s going to have to be solved sooner rather than later if the MCU still wants to press forward in Phases 5 and 6.