That’s what is missing from the Variety analysis linked below. The notion that the audience is not merely tiring of “tired” franchises, but that something broader might be in play.
A year filled with “unoriginals” which have flopped —“Shaft,” “Terminator: Dark Fate,” “Men in Black: International,” “Doctor Sleep” and now “Charlie’s Angels”— suggest audiences tiring of the same old stuff, remade. Disney is making bank by duly remaking animated classics, and endless iterations of the same Marvel formula, to say nothing of beating “Star Wars” to death, Sony won’t let go of “Spiderman,” Warner’s and Batman, MGM and Sony with James Bond. They should all be shaking in their boots and hunting for original content and not established brands.
The writing’s right there, on the wall an on their bottom line.