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Is There a Glut of Superhero Movies?

June 27, 2017

A couple weeks ago, I saw the new Wonder Woman movie. A couple weeks before that, I saw Guardians of the Galaxy II. Last week, I watched Logan. Last night, I watched Dr. Strange. Seeing all of these superhero movies within a short time reminds me of this question I asked last year.

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When the superhero movie is no longer a novelty, Marvel and DC will have to team up. The Superman/Spider-Man movie hasn’t happened yet, but you never know.

There are a lot of superhero movies coming out in 2016 (and 2017… and 2018).  Marvel has a bunch of superhero movies coming out.  DC has a bunch of movies being released too.  As much as the general public love superhero movies, at some point the novelty is going to wear off.  And when it does, the superhero movie bubble will burst.

As a former comic book fanboy, I would have loved this superhero movie glut 40 years ago.  When I was a kid, there were no superhero movies, except for the cheesy Adam West Batman movie that local TV stations played on Sunday afternoons.  Other than that, there was only the Lynda Carter Wonder Woman and Lou Ferrigno as The Incredible Hulk.  Lynda Carter and Lou Ferrigno were great, but their shows were low budget.  I wanted to…

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  1. Nope:) With pictures like the Noir-ish Western Logan and the sheer joy of GOTG 2, I think the end is far from nigh. Spielberg called it out (the genre) a year ago or so comparing it to the rise and fall of the western, but as long as the creativity is there and quality actors are used, the genre will remain at its peak for a goodly while yet. Here’s hoping anyway|:)

    • Yeah, out of the four I’ve seen so far this summer, they’ve all been pretty good. Like you mentioned, some of the movies are breaking away a little bit (or a lot) from the basic superhero formula.

      So for this year… so far, so good.

  2. amusingword permalink

    I don’t enjoy super hero movies. Sometimes they produce a great song for the soundtrack though.. LOL Like the batman movie with the Seal song..

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