The franchise mandate is an interesting one, however depressing it might be.Not in any shape or form similar to the current franchise mandate, which you previously claimed.
In some ways, it seems to me an extension of first, sequelitis and then franchise-itis. It's interesting that discussions of those problems end up blaming the increased cost of making blockbuster films.
Meanwhile, over on the park attraction space, we see increased franchise pressure at the same time that we see skyrocketing costs in building headlining attractions.
But I'm sure this has probably been discussed elsewhere, so please point me to the thread and we can get this one back on track to the GotG coaster. Apologies to all.