Steven Spielberg says superhero movies will die out

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Superhero movies are in and are going to be in for a while. Marvel, Warner Bros., Fox and Sony have lined up their superhero films way into the future, with no signs of slowing down. However, iconic director Steven Spielberg thinks that superhero movies will die out. He compares it to how Western movies have died out. Let’s note that he made a similar remark in 2013, and he still hasn’t changed his mind.

“I still feel that way,” he tells The Associated Press. “We were around when the Western died and there will be a time when the superhero movie goes the way of the Western. It doesn’t mean there won’t be another occasion where the Western comes back and the superhero movie someday returns. Of course, right now the superhero movie is alive and thriving. I’m only saying that these cycles have a finite time in popular culture. There will come a day when the mythological stories are supplanted by some other genre that possibly some young filmmaker is just thinking about discovering for all of us.”

He may be on to something. There are many types of genres, and not all of them can stay at the top forever. We still have some Western films sprinkled out here and there, but they’re not as abundant as they were back then. The same may be for superhero movies. We may see some here and there in the future, unlike many in a single year. However, I don’t think a genre can truly die out, since we’ve had plenty of Western films in recent years including Django Unchained and A Million Ways to Die in the West.

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Source: Associated Press

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