When Will the Marvel Cinematic Universe End?

Steven Spielberg thinks that superhero movies will go the way of the Western. As in, moviegoers will get tired of them and stop watching them and the movie studios will stop making them. That sounds hard to believe since slapping Marvel on anything basically guarantees a gazillion dollars but how long can this current Marvel Cinematic Universe of shared worlds over multiple movies feasibly go on for? When will it end? Can it really go on forever?


ScreenRant explores what could possibly maybe stop Marvel’s current world domination: box office failure, critical failures, unknown weird characters, too many characters, and audience fatigue. I wouldn’t bet on any of those stopping these shared universe superhero blockbusters for a long, long time.


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Platypus Man

To be fair, not only is the superhero genre as we’ve defined it very broad (compare Guardians of the Galaxy with Watchmen with The Incredibles), but the definition of what can be a “superhero” movie is also quite broad. I mean, throw in one person with better-than-average abilities (“superpowers”) and make him/her do some good (“hero”) and you’ve got a superhero movie. You compare the genre to the Western genre, but by that definition many Westerns can also be superhero films.