Disney Accused Of Firing Marvel Studios President Over 'Reprehensible' Request
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Disney Accused Of Firing Marvel Studios President Over ‘Reprehensible’ Request

Disney Responds To Accusations Surrounding The Firing Of Victoria Alonso, Former Marvel Studios President Of Physical, Post Production, VFX, And Animation

By Amitabh Mukherji
March 25,2023

Disney has responded to Victoria Alonso‘s firing as Marvel Studios President of Physical, Post Production, VFX, and Animation. Alonso was reportedly fired due to her producing role in Amazon’s Oscar-nominated Argentina, 1985. However, her lawyer Patty Glaser denied this and claimed that Alonso was given “Disney’s blessing” to produce the film. Glaser also stated that her firing was a result of her refusal to do something “reprehensible.”

Disney’s Response


A Disney spokesperson responded to Glaser’s comments by stating that Alonso’s narrative “leaves out several key factors concerning her departure,” which included an indisputable breach of contract and a direct violation of company policy. They also thanked Alonso for her contributions to the studio.

Toxic Workplace Culture Accusations

Victoria Alonso

There have been accusations of a toxic workplace culture at Marvel Studios, particularly with reference to VFX, which Alonso oversaw, with one report even claiming she was “singularly responsible” for the negative environment. However, it is unclear whether these accusations played a role in her firing.

Block From Participating In MCU Press

(From left) Kevin Feige, Louis D'Esposito, Victoria Alonso

(From left) Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, Victoria Alonso

Alonso was reportedly no longer allowed to participate in MCU press after her comments at the 2022 GLAAD awards in April 2022, in which she criticized then-Disney CEO Bob Chapek for his response to Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” bill. Despite this, Alonso continued to be involved in the press for every MCU movie to release since then.

Legal Action Against Disney

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Alonso has retained legal services after her firing, and her lawyer has placed Disney on notice that they may pursue legal action. Glaser described Alonso’s firing as a “really poor decision that will have serious consequences” and promised that Alonso will be sharing more details in the future.

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