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Are There Too Many Superhero Movies for Hollywood to Handle?

Screen Rant: "It’s amazing how far we’ve come since Bryan Singer’s X-Men hit theaters in 2000. Viewed by many as ground zero for the comic book movie era – though Blade might have something to say about that – its success ushered in a new wave of blockbusters that included Sam Raimi’s Spider-Man series (launching in 2002) and Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy (which started in 2005). There may have been some bumps along the way (Daredevil and Catwoman), but the groundwork was laid for superhero movies to become the thing in Hollywood."

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Porcelain_Chicken2533d ago

Honestly? No. Western, mobster, musicals all lasted about 30 years at least. Sure there were X-mens, Blades and Supermens but the superhero craze didn't really start untill 2008 with Iron man and The dark knight. We got a while to go. Marvel's got the comedy/light-hearted stuff while DC is tackling their universe in a more serious grounded manner. That diversity will help keep fans and even the general public from losing interest too quickly.

Soldierone2532d ago

Also have to remember, LOTS of stories that are keeping fans interested. People want to see Civil War, Infinite Crises, World War Hulk, etc... They will keep coming in hopes to see their favorite event from the comics in the big screen.

Soldierone2532d ago

I don't think so, they don't really have much else to offer at the moment. Superheros have been in movies for decades now, so they won't just vanish. People will always love the core hero's.

I think the golden age will last a bit longer, but eventually people will just want the core again. Yet they will stick in because people love them. The "focus" will just move elsewhere.

Yet where will that focus go? Hollywood is somewhat trying to jumpstart toys into movies (Transformers, GI Joe, etc) yet it isn't working out too well. What else will come in and push superheros off their horse? Books have been the core of Hollywood for a while, so even that isn't an option.

acemonkey2532d ago

I'm loving the Superhero films so far and more to come. Keep them coming, read comic books weekly so a a couple movies release in a years time is great.

Defectiv3_Detectiv32532d ago (Edited 2532d ago )

Yes. My god, yes. Just look at next year - it's going to be one of the best years in film in a long time precisely because we aren't going to be inundated with a ton of these movies. Only 3 superhero films are scheduled to release: The Avengers, The Fantastic Four reboot, and Ant Man. After next year was are basically going to get 6-7 superhero films a year for the foreseeable future with studios like Disney, Fox, Sony and WB all spending a ton of recourses in hopes of landing the next successful franchise. Many of them will fail.

I would rather see movies like Bond 23, Mad Max, Star Wars,
Mission Impossible 5, Jurassic World, etc. This is what 2015 has in store for us, a nice and diverse lineup of movies.

It's not that I have anything against comic book movies, they are just getting redundant. There are only so many times you can watch a character's origin story. The ones I tend to prefer are the ones that break the mold like Guardians of the Galaxy. Other films like X Men DotFP, Captain America Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spiderman 2. These films were entertaining enough in theaters, but I quickly forgot about them afterwards. They are carefully crafted pieces of cinematic fluff that are designed to appeal to the broadest audience possible. It makes for a nice distraction, but its not very memorable or remarkable.

Soldierone2531d ago

At the same time, it was around a year or two ago where we only had one or two superhero films. I think we had one in summer (i think it was Iron Man, but could be wrong) Other than that one superhero film, Hollywood was crying because they were not getting sales at all.

I agree I want more than origin stories for a change, but we are just getting past that point now. We are getting team ups, more in depth stories, and all kinds of cool things.

Spider-Man is going to be awesome when they finally get moving past the opening part of their plan.