We're living in serious times. The news is littered with tales of wanton violence and destruction on what seems like a daily basis, and it's been that way for a long time now. Unsurprisingly, the movies we pay money to see have taken a similar turn toward the darker side of life. That's especially true when it comes to the films and franchises Hollywood deems worthy of resurrection. No matter how lighthearted the original may have been, you can rest assured that if a movie comes back today, s**t is going to be dark. It's a trend that became borderline exhausting years ago, but damn if it shows any signs of stopping anytime soon. So with that in mind, we're taking another look into the future to predict the next wave of gritty reboots we should expect to see in the coming months.
For more shows Hollywood is probably going to poach from our childhood, read If Every Kids' Show Got a Gritty Live-Action Reboot. And check out 5 Movie Reboots That Must Be Stopped to see some depressing movies we'll be getting soon.
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Actual impending doom like global climate change or mass extinction just makes people bored.
In some cases, the Marvel source material just did better.