Damon Lindelof is behind some of the most celebrated shows of the past two decades with series like Lost and Watchmen, and though he doesn’t have any recent involvement with Marvel, he does have one note for the studio.
Talking to Vulture’s Into It podcast, Lindelof laments on the state of Marvel media, and he says, “I wish they made less because it would make each one that came out a little bit more special. But I watch all of them. … People don’t want things to end. I do.”
Even though Lindelof does say that he wants less Marvel material, he is sympathetic to Marvel’s situation. He continues:
It’s always going to be hard because once you’ve got someone’s attention, you want to keep it. And so the idea of letting it go and not knowing if you’re ever going to get it back again is sort of like it’s antithetical to the way that we’re wired.
From a slightly sort of more cynical standpoint, this is a business. It’s an industry. And if you make a couple of great Marvel movies, the instinct is, ‘We need to make more Marvel movies, and we need to expand this.’
Admittedly there has been discussion about franchise fatigue and how more prevalent it is, seeing that we’re getting three Marvel movies a year with several series inbetween. Though it’s great we are getting some more obscure characters in the spotlight, you can’t help but feel a little desensitized whenever a new Marvel thing comes.
We don’t know if Marvel is aware of this issue, but for now, the wheels are just continuing to churn at the studio with no signs of slowing down.
In the meantime, watch out for Marvel’s next property She-Hulk: Attorney at Law which premieres on Disney+ on Aug. 17.