The only thing is, if Boruto was to be the next hero then what happens to the old hero? Well frankly it means he isn’t there to help otherwise it wouldn’t be much of a story. If it was Naruto always coming to the rescue then it will be just an extension of Naruto and really not about his son Boruto.
But we must also look at the other loved characters in Sakura, Sasuke, Hinata, Shikamaru, Kakashi, Lee, Tenten, Gaara and co, what happens to them?
As we have seen throughout the Naruto series so far the creator Masashi Kishimoto is not afraid to kill off popular characters, in order to perfect the storyline i.e. Jiraiya and Neji.
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