Originally Posted by metaphysician
Eh, I think Marvel Studios could, *in theory*, increase to three, or even four, movies a year. . . *if* they got all the rights back ( implicitly meaning that all the other Marvel movies from other companies are no longer taking up release time ), and *if* they did so as part of a gradual ramp up, so they can build and prove capability.
It would be a *big* risk, though, as it means Feige and Whedon would be twice as divided. Without the godfathering, its unclear they could retain their current "editorial hand."
Excellent point, that's where the quality would go down. The other thing is, it's not like the other studios would just stop releasing big blockbuster movies because they don't have Marvel's stuff. They would make other sci-fi/adventure/fantasy films and big budget action movies, which would provide just as much competition for Marvel Studios as far as release dates and targeting the general audience.
Sony will never say "Oh, we don't have Spider-Man, so I guess we just shouldn't make big budget action movies or go for that early may slot."