Disney boss Bob Iger is aiming to revive the Marvel Cinematic Universe

Disney chief Bob Iger is prioritising a return to success for Marvel.

The 72-year-old media executive - who made a surprise return as Disney boss after his short-lived successor Bob Chapel was ousted last year - feels that the studio has made "too many" movies in recent years that has led to a decline in box office performance and is desperate to get back on to a successful path.

Speaking at The New York Times DealBook summit, Iger said: "Quality needs attention to deliver quality, it doesn't happen by accident. And quantity, in our case, diluted quality - and Marvel has suffered greatly from that.

"I would say right now my number one priority is to help the studio turn around creatively."

Iger believes that Disney have made "too many sequels" that have not been well received by either critics or audiences - a statement justified by recent blockbuster 'The Marvels' bombing at the box office.

He said: "There has to be a good reason to make them.