The Superhero movie craze has its detractors and Spielberg is one of them… sortof

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marvel dcIn an Associated Press interview, Spielberg was asked if he still holds to his previous statement. Not only does the filmmaker reveal that he still sees the writing on the wall, he specifically calls out Hollywood’s current glut of superhero and comic book-inspired releases as one genre that is bound to burn out at some point. Here’s what he had to say:

“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.”