You know why E.T. tells Elliott, "I'll be right here"? It's so Steven Spielberg can always be around to reach out and rip our hearts out.
The legendary director recently explained to The Associated Press that everyone's fascination with superhero movies won't last forever. Hold me.
We were around when the Western died, and there will be a time when the superhero movie goes the way of the Western.
Unless going "the way of the Western" means Iron Man and Captain America are going to start wearing cowboy boots, this is a little disconcerting. But, hey, what does Spielberg know, right? Sure, his recent project, "Jurassic World," went on to become one of the highest-grossing films of all time, but who keeps track of that stuff anyway? ... Right?
Despite the director's ominous prediction, fans shouldn't get too concerned just yet. Remember, these are superheroes we're talking about, and they never stay dead for long. Spielberg added that there could always be another time when the superhero movie returns. And with "Captain America: Civil War," "Deadpool" and "Batman v Superman" all scheduled to come out next year, it doesn't look like they're going to die too soon.
In the meantime, don't fall for that alien's tricks, Elliott, no matter how cool its light-up finger is.
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