Steven Spielberg is tired of Superhero movies, and he think moviegoers are as well.
According to the famed director, the boom is Superhero movies is coming to an end in the near future.
In an interview with the Associated Press, he was asked about remarks he made back in 2013 about the Superhero boom. Spielberg gave an ominous reply about the fate of Superhero films in the near future.
"We were around when the Western died and there will be a time when the superhero movie goes the way of the Western," said Spielberg. " 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."
Sounds like Spielberg is hating a bit right now.
Spielberg’s right in the sense that everything in Hollywood is cyclical, but to say the shelf life of Superhero movies is near the end is a bit much. While the amount of Superhero movies and television shows have increased, the quality of the content has been solid as well.
I don't see the Superhero movie craze slowing down anytime soon, what about you?