loaded question: how much longer can the superhero paradigm dominate movies… and what’s next?

The teaser trailer for Thor: Love and Thunder landed today:

And my response was, well, somewhat mixed:

The current superhero cycle of cinema started with 2000’s X-Men, and it really kicked into high gear with 2008’s Iron Man. So we’ve had somewhere between 14 and 22 years of men (and a few women but not enough) in capes. Where does it end?

How much longer can the superhero paradigm dominate movies… and what’s next?

(You can also discuss this at FlickFilosopher.com, if you prefer.)