Great read, Ajay! The dichotomy between the financial and creative aspects of movie-making seems so large at the moment. As you mention, remakes and sequels are not always a bad thing. However, when Hollywood plays it too safe and does yet another rehash, it gets tiresome.
On the other hand, it’s easy to forget that such a popular franchise like Guardians of the Galaxy was huge risk. Say what you will about the movie, but how many people knew about those characters before?