Right now it seems like superhero movies are on a roll. "Aquaman" has broken box office records, "Infinity War" and "Black Panther" have various award nominations, and Marvel Studios' next film "Captain Marvel" is expected to have a record breaking opening weekend as well. Despite all of this success, there is always a vocal minority going on about how superhero movies are dying and people will get sick of the trend just like they did with Westerns decades ago. To that minority, I say you're wrong.
The superhero movie trend will only die if people stop paying to go see them and judging by the amount of money "Black Panther" and "Infinity War" made last year that's not happening anytime soon. People won't stop paying to see these movies as long as good ones keep coming out. In the 90s and early 2000s there were a lot of awful comic book/superhero movies such as "Batman Forever," "Spawn," "The Punisher," and "Daredevil."
Honestly, back then I'm sure people were saying that superhero movies were dying and I wouldn't blame them if those were the types of films that were in theaters. Of course every now and then bad movies like "Justice League" or "Batman vs Superman" come out but thankfully they aren't the only ones being released.
Another reason why superhero movies aren't going anywhere is because of the amount of source material they have to draw from. Currently the Disney/Fox merger is being approved in different countries. When it is finally approved everywhere, this will allow Marvel Studios, which is owned by Disney, to use characters that Fox owned in their films. This is basically any character that is related to the "X-Men" or "Fantastic Four."
This means that whenever Marvel Studios choose to adapt a comic book storyline, they can now include X-Men characters or Fantastic Four characters. That alone means there is over a decade worth of storylines now available to be adapted by Marvel Studios. I can't even begin to count the number of X-Men movies I've always wanted to see. I'm sure there are other like me who are in the same boat.
I believe that this "superhero movies are dying" complaint comes from people who don't enjoy the movies or stopped enjoying them.
That's totally okay if you don't like something everyone else likes. The world would be a boring place and I would have nothing to write about. What isn't okay is acting like some hater that lets their feelings get in the way of reality. "Infinity War" and "Black Panther" have broken records, but people will go straight to Reddit and talk about superhero movies dying. It time to realize that they aren't going to die anytime soon. When we start getting an overwhelming amount of terrible movies, maybe they will, but until then I'll sit back and enjoy the movies.