Ant-Man is coming out soon. We just got a new trailer for that Superman vs Batman thing, and got a new glimpse at Jared Leto as The Joker. This has gotten a lot of people excited about new superhero/comic book movies. But will there ever be a tipping point? Will we ever get sick of this?
I was thinking about this recently because I remember years ago thinking that we were about to see the last of them. This was around the time Iron Man came out.
The rest of course, is history.
Marvel started really taking over the game. Admittedly, because they were (and are) making good quality movies. But a large part of me thinks this will go down like the Western. Hollywood used to churn out Westerns like nothing else, now they're death at the box office. Will superhero movies go down the same path?
I think it's a case of maintaining quality. I don't know if Ant-Man will be good, but that always felt like a step too far for me. As long as the movies are of a high quality, I expect that audiences will still go and watch.
But these things are cyclical. Perhaps we'll all get sick of this in a few years time.