Marvel has become one of the most successful brands in the world. Thanks to the success of their movies, they have reached the peak of popular culture in the last decade. So, if you are Tony Khan, why not try to find comparisons with them?
While speaking to CBR, Tony Khan compared AEW to Marvel in the sense that both companies do their best to give their fans what they want. Here is the quote:
“One of the great things [Marvel does] is they really care about what their audience wants, and they go out of their way to hear their fans.And I think that’s what I try to do with AEW and we all have made our mission with AEW is to give a wrestling show that was giving the fans what they were missing in wrestling. I think we’ve carved out a great space for ourselves, similar to Marvel. Obviously, I’d love to have the kind of mainstream success they’ve had.
But within the world of wrestling, we’ve been extremely successful. And in the mainstream, we are very successful. I mean, we’ve got a top TV show. Since the news has dominated really the last eight-plus months, we’ve always consistently been in the top five non-news shows, often number one or number two, and that is great mainstream success. I’d like to get even bigger, and Marvel is a great company to try and aspire to be like them. I would absolutely take that comparison all day.”
The last Marvel movie to come out before the pandemic was Spider-Man: Far From Home. They were meant to release Black Widow earlier this year before the world stopped showing movies.
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