Possibly greater than something, each of those films demonstrated that audiences are hungry for one thing a bit totally different than the standard blockbuster fare we have been getting for fairly a while. There is a purpose that “Barbie” made extra in a single weekend than “Indiana Jones and the Dial of Future” has made in a number of weeks. Simply because a franchise has been round for some time doesn’t suggest we all the time want extra of it. Sure, “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3” is among the largest hits of the 12 months — let’s not ignore that — however that is additionally a film about endings greater than the rest. Superhero films equivalent to “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” and “The Flash” that attempted to arrange stuff for the longer term? That did not pan out very effectively.
Equally, “Oppenheimer” let one in every of cinema’s most beloved blockbuster filmmakers do his factor with out being anchored to IP and, would not you understand it, audiences turned up. Granted, “Barbie” is predicated on a globally acknowledged model and Nolan made a biopic a few very well-known historic determine, so these aren’t precisely “authentic” movies. Be that as it might, the large takeaway right here is that studios want to maneuver past focusing a lot on sequels and reboots as massive summer time blockbusters. Audiences are prepared for one thing totally different, so Hollywood wants to present them totally different.