The Future of Superhero Movies Is the Multiverse

Miles Surrey, writing for The Ringer, has a few thoughts on the recent trend of multiversal superheroes showing up.

The biggest issue with DC and Marvel going full multiverse isn’t a financial consideration, but more of a creative one: a superhero movie landscape shaped by myopia. These cinematic universes aren’t just doubling down on superheroes, they’re doubling down on the ones that work.” Instead of embracing more obscure heroes like, say, the Guardians of the Galaxy, we’re going to be subjected to several iterations of Batman and Spider-Man, who have already been through countless on-screen reboots in the past three decades. (Lest we forget, the list of Batman alums also include Christian Bale, Val Kilmer, and George Bat Nipples” Clooney.)

The creative reason is the only reason to do this. It also could mean more financially in the long run, but the anything-goes” creativity this should spark is what’s drawing actors, directors, and, you know, writers.

January 14, 2021

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