Has Marvel Peaked?

Chris Pratt poses fans with fans at the premiere of Avengers: Endgame in Los Angeles, Calif., April 22, 2019. (Mario Anzuoni/Reuters)
Recent trouble with the Chinese market is just one of several serious challenges facing the Marvel Cinematic Universe as it tries to continue its decade-plus of success.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE P oor Marvel Studios. Ever eager to get its popular comic-book-movie releases into the Chinese box office, the billion-dollar-earning Disney subsidiary tailored two of its upcoming releases specifically with China in mind. Only a certain number of foreign films are allowed into the country each year, so ingratiating oneself with the Chinese is one way for foreign (i.e., American) films to up their chances. But for complicated (and somewhat amusing) reasons, the prospects are uncertain that either movie will be released in China at all, according to a recent report by the film-trade publication Variety. This is just one of many

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