The Big Debate: Franchise Fatigue & Release Date Feuds

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The latest edition of We Got This Covered’s “The Big Debate” is now live! Last time around, the topic was about the differences between the ways Marvel Studios and Warner Brothers/DC structure and connect their TV and film cinematic universes. Now, Sarah Myles, Lauren Humphries-Brooks and I discuss an even bigger topic: franchise fatigue.

These days, a single successful movie is a real rarity. As soon as a title makes its money back – and sometimes, even before it has been released in the first place – it seems a franchise is immediately planned. Moreover, those franchises increasingly come with pre-claimed release dates, far into the future, as studios duke it out for dominance over the prime slots. Are the implications of these trends desirable for the film industry and audiences alike, or is one cashing in at the expense of the other?

What do you think? Sound off in the comments below, and read what we have to say about it here.


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