Kevin Feige reveals his true colors as the head of Marvel just might be a darn and dirty Skrull featured in the Secret Invasion Disney+ series.
Not only has Feige destroyed the MCU and Marvel Comics, but now Feige chose not to use VFX artists for the intro to Secret Invasion, which is confirmed to use AI.
This is after Marvel is already in the hot seat regarding how they treat VFX artists and after the firing of Victoria Alonso who was in charge of VFX at Marvel. She’s probably a Skrull, too.
The intro features a mish-mash of ugly images that tease the infestation of the Skrulls, as Secret Invasion is about the Skrulls infiltrating the Earth and pretending to be humans. The artwork isn’t even that good as I’ve seen better images produced in less than 30 seconds using Midjourney on Discord.
Disney and Marvel so broke they need to use AI?
The director of the series, Selim Ali, who recently admitted Marvel told him not to read the comics because they have nothing to do with the show, but credit to Ali, he read them anyway, told Polygon that Marvel used AI in the series’ opening credits sequence. On a side node, Ali also said of the six episodes, he only watched the first two, so that goes to show you how things work at Marvel.
“When we reached out to the AI vendors, that was part of it — it just came right out of the shape-shifting, Skrull world identity, you know? Who did this? Who is this?” Selim says. “We would talk to [Method Studios] about ideas and themes and words, and then the computer would go off and do something. And then we could change it a little bit by using words, and it would change. It felt explorative and inevitable, and exciting, and different.”
Kevin Feige has yet to comment on why Marvel went the route they did with using Artificial Intelligence, but we can guess it might be to save money. The use of AI seems to corroborate what has been said about Marvel on Disney+ in that it’s a big failure, so using AI could be a cheaper route and a way to save Disney money.
The writers strike currently happening is also about the use of Artificial Intelligence as the WGA went on strike in part because, “The WGA’s proposal to regulate use of material produced using artificial intelligence or similar technologies ensures the Companies can’t use AI to undermine writers’ working standards including compensation, residuals, separated rights and credits.”
Well, Kevin Feige and Marvel, I believe, are the first to incorporate use of AI, which if you think about it is just so darn and dirty as Marvel found big success on the backs of artists such as legends like Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, John Romita, etc.