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Is Marvel's reign coming to an end?

The Marvels had the MCU’s worst opening weekend ever. Are moviegoers feeling super hero fatigue?
Three women stand looking up and to the left. Each wear a superhero suit.
From left, Iman Vellani, Brie Larson and Teyonah Parris appear in a still from The Marvels. The film, the newest from the Marvel Cinematic Universe, labours under the backstory of the many stories it comes after. (Marvel Studios)

After years of super hero films dominating the box office The Marvels just had the worst opening weekend the Marvel Cinematic Universe has ever seen. Sam Adams, culture writer and senior editor at Slate, joins us to talk about why audiences might finally be sick of super hero movies and what that could mean for the film industry as a whole.

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