Gwyneth Paltrow Comments on Superhero Fatigue in Hollywood: “Can Only Make So Many Good Ones That Feel Truly Original”

Gwyneth Paltrow Comments on Superhero Fatigue in Hollywood Can Only Make So Many Good Ones That Feel Truly Original

For a few years now, the obvious decline in superhero movies has been obvious both when it comes to critics and box office returns. In 2023, the superhero fatigue has reached its historic peak, 2 out of 3 Marvel Studios releases have bombed, ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’ barely scraping by, and ‘The Marvels’ being the lowest-grossing MCU movie to date.

DCEU did not fare any better, a bad year started with ‘Shazam! Fury of the Gods,’ which was both critical and box-office failure, followed by ‘The Flash.’ However, it’s important to note that nobody actually expected ‘The Flash’ to be a successful movie, first and foremost due to controversies surrounding its lead actor. ‘Blue Beetle’ also failed despite being a charming wholesome family story. Surprisingly the year was locked in with ‘Aquman and The Lost Kingdom’ and the movie was a relative success, earning 434.38 million USD at the box office.

Bob Iger himself commented on the rapidly declining quality and promised to focus more on “quality over quantity.” This is why recently rumors have been circulating that ‘Ant-Man 4’ and ‘Captain Marvel 3’ won’t be released, as the studio will want to focus on sure hits. ‘Deadpool 3’ is the only movie scheduled to be released in 2024.

Now Gwyneth Paltrow recently commented during her appearance on ‘The Hot Ones,’ on the superhero genre. She herself played the role of Pepper Potts in quite a few installments, most of them being hits. Paltrow’s last role in the MCU was in ‘Endgame’ – a movie still considered to be unmatched more than 4 years after its release.

You want to have the best chance of having a strong ROI. People put a lot of money into these things and they want them to be profitable. But I think if I look at the industry as a whole, this big push into superhero movies…you can only make so many good ones that feel truly original, and yet they’re still always trying to reach as many people as possible, which sometimes hinders quality or specificity or real point of view.

I’m sure that many of us can agree with what Paltrow is saying. She also recently admitted that she stopped watching Marvel movies at some point as she had difficulty navigating the ever-expanding universe.

To be honest, I stopped watching them at some point. I’ve never seen Endgame. I can’t keep track of who’s what. But I probably should at some point.

What do you think? Is Paltrow right? Let us know in the comments below!

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