Marvel Studios executive and producer Victoria Alonso has departed the company after a 17-year career, Deadline has confirmed. Alonso’s exit from the studio, which was effective Friday, comes as a surprise to many given her longstanding tenure and passion for all things Marvel.
Alonso’s most recent role at Marvel was President of Physical and Postproduction, VFX, and Animation Production. Her involvement with Marvel began in 2006 as Chief of Visual Effects and Post-production, where she played a significant role in the launch of Iron Man in 2008. Her credits as co-producer include Iron Man 2, Thor, and Captain America: The First Avenger, before being promoted to Executive Producer on The Avengers in 2012.
Alonso has also served as an Executive Producer on numerous Marvel movies and Disney+ series, including Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Thor: Love and Thunder, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, as well as on series such as Loki, Ms. Marvel, and The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special.
Throughout her career, Alonso has been a vocal advocate for diversity in entertainment. During a 2021 Women in Animation panel at the Annecy Animation Film Festival, she emphasized the importance of representation, stating that it is not only a social and cultural issue, but also a fiscal one. Alonso argued that studios that fail to represent their audience risk losing them to competitors who do.
In 2020, Alonso called on then-Disney CEO Bob Chapek to take a stand against anti-LGBTQ+ legislation, such as Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ bill. She urged Chapek to have “courage” and emphasized the need for representation and an origin story for the LGBTQ+ community.
Alonso’s departure from Marvel Studios has left many wondering about her future plans. However, one thing is certain: her legacy at Marvel Studios will be remembered for her contributions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe and her unwavering dedication to diversity and inclusion in entertainment.