Why Disney and Comcast Never Actually End Big Franchises

Every time a new remake is announced by a major studio or streaming service, there’s always someone in the comments who yells, “Why isn’t Hollywood doing anything original?!” Hollywood, of course, always releases original, standalone content — but for those who complain about storytelling, the future will present them with plenty of opportunities to get angry. Because even the most successful franchises are new members of the cultural zeitgeist for the first time. It will take a lot of marketing and time to build up the presence of great intellectual property.


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