Friday, June 13, 2014

Superhero Fatigue

With everything from X-Men to the upcoming Guardians of the Galaxy, comic fans like myself are spoil for choice when it comes to deciding which movie to watch in the cinemas. However with the slate of superheroes movies on offer nowadays, it’s no wonder people are wondering if there will be superhero fatigue setting in soon.

I find myself wondering that as well.

Like they say, there’s a thing called “too much of a good thing” and I have to wonder if superhero movies are reaching that point. The cause of my worries is the fact that according to a new report, Warner Bros.’ intend to release 7 movies in the next several years based on DC superheroes.

According to the unconfirmed report, films based on Wonder Woman, the Flash, Green Lantern, the Justice League, and more are in the pipeline and casting has already been done in some of them. Dwayne Johnson (The Rock) is in line to be in a Shazam movie (with the actor perhaps playing Black Adam) while Joseph Gordon-Levitt is developing a Sandman movie. According to the report, the schedule of Warner goes like this;

May 2016 – Batman v Superman
July 2016 – Shazam
Xmas 2016 – Sandman
May 2017 – Justice League
July 2017 – Wonder Woman
Xmas 2017 – Flash and Green Lantern team-up
May 2018 – Man of Steel 2

Outside these movies, if things go well, Warner will also consider individual Wonder Woman, Flash, and GL movies. That means if most (or even some) of these movies are a hit, we may get 10 Warner/DC movies in the next 4 years!

Add that to the Marvel movies from Marvel Studio and Fox, and I see big problems on the horizon. So despite being a massive comic book fan (I have been collecting for over 20 years), I am hoping some of these movies are flops.   

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