Spielberg predicts the demise of superhero movies

The Hollywood legend says it's inevitable that the superhero genre will go the way of the western.

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Published Mon, Sep 7 2015 12:32 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:04 PM CST

There's few Hollywood directors alive today with the track-record and judgment that surpasses the legendary Steven Spielberg - so when he speaks, many listen. Now, he's signaled the end of popularity of the current Hollywood superhero trend.

Spielberg predicts the demise of superhero movies | TweakTown.com

Speaking to The Associated Press ahead of the release of his first feature film in three years; the cold war thriller 'Bridge of Spies', Spielberg puts it bluntly. "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."

2016 sees a glut of some eight big-budget superhero films including 'Captain America: Civil War', 'Doctor Strange', 'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice', 'Deadpool' and 'Gambit'.

Starring Tom Hanks in his fourth collaboration with Spielberg, "Bridge of Spies" opens in the United States on October 16th.

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Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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