America loves it Superhero movies, but is it ready for the amount of movies coming it”s way over the next few years? Will Superhero’s become the new Call Me Maybe? Super overplayed and we just want to skip every time it comes on? Check out a projected overview of the Superhero movies coming out from now to 2018, and keep in mind there are more Marvel movies that will be added to the list.
Guardians of the Galaxy August 1, 2014
The Avengers : Age of Ultron May 1, 2015
The Fantastic Four June 19 2015
Ant Man July 17, 2015
Doctor Strange 2015/2016
Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice May 6, 2016
Captain America 3 May 6, 2016
X-Men: Apocalypse May 27, 2016
The Amazing Spider-Man 3 June 10, 2016
Shazam July 2016
Sandman December 2016
The Wolverine 2 March 3, 2017
Justice League May 2017
The Fantastic Four 2 July 14, 2017
Wonder Woman July 2017
Flash and Green Lantern team up December 2017
The Amazing Spider-Man 4 May 4, 2018
Man of Steel 2 May 2018
We also will have 6 Superhero TV shows…
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
And there are the Netflix/Marvel originals
The Defenders mini series event.
We wonder if the lesser known superhero’s like Jessica Jones, Sandman, and Ant Man will be able to keep up with the pack…will Americans spend 12 bucks to watch characters they did not grow up with watching on TV or on the big screen? And with the drama of the Ant Man movie, is Marvel being too ambitious, trading quantity for quality? And the same can be asked for DC, are they just trying to play catch up with Marvel? And with so many story lines connecting will we care about stand alones like Spiderman and X-Men?
Frankly, we say bring it on! We are so excited for all the superhero films, the 10 year olds living inside us are jumping in fits of joy. But if not done right, we ca easily go into a dark time for super hero movies, where the studios will not want to be tied to the passing trend. We think a lot falls on the shoulders of Ant Man and Batman vs. Superman. Ant Man will be the first solo film for a superhero who is not a house hold man. The Guardians of the Galaxy are facing a similar challenge, but by being a group made of amazing actors, no one superhero has to stand on their own. And with Batman vs. Superman, one film will contain Batman, Superman, Aqua Man, Wonder Woman, and Cyborg. Why are DC putting all their eggs in on basket? If the movie is another Green Lantern, DC will have kill any chances of beating Marvel, and DC can not afford to have a bad Batman film, it’s their only saving
What do you guys think? Is it going to be superhero overkill? Let Popcorn Whiskey know by leaving a comment below.