I knew the comic book industry was bad in that regard... but I had no idea it'd reach other, more popular, forms of media so soon. It's frustrating, especially with Spider-Man, which was the only comic book character I genuinely adored... every form of media now is multiverse, because that's the new consoomer trend, consoomers love to see other Spider-Men more than Peter Parker... and corporations love it to, afterall, more stuff they can sell. I seriously feel no joy from it now.
We have people going on lines to buy tickets so they can watch Miles Morales, the main example of tokenization in modern media, and Gwen, the quirky zoomer version, of course, Peter Parker's either in the background, or made to be seen as worse than the "cooler" and "hip" new versions of the character. Now every film, TV show, and video game has alternative versions of him just stealing the spotlight, add to that the fact that women have to be girl bosses... and it all sucks.