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  • AMG
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    In the last two weeks, DC & Marvel have unveiled a slate of 19 films running up to 2020. But, there is talk of disappointment that certain projects were not unveiled, presumably these will be made in the future, and most will gain sequels if they aren’t ones already. Add to that the likes of The Amazing Spiderman and X-Men franchises continuing, and the films which have previously been announced for the next couple of years by DC & Marvel. 

    Basically, are there too many Superhero movies being made, they may bring in big money for the box office, but aren’t there more original blockbuster ideas for studios to invest in? 

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    Cheshire
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    If these movies are good, you would not hear me complaining. Nobody has ever complained about their being to many good movies.

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    AMG
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    If these movies are good, you would not hear me complaining. Nobody has ever complained about their being to many good movies.

    I feel that it’s a case of too many. It could end up being great, and most being good, but the likelihood is half will be quite crap. Superhero films seem destined to be how I view horror and ‘vengeance’ action films now. When there was one, maybe two, a year, they are great, but then all of a sudden there’s loads every year and they all become so diluted, unoriginal and roll into one long borefest that it kills off the excitement to see any of them in the first place. 

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    babypook
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    Is this the same as, too many dramas being made? Too many comedies? Too many Oscary-film grabs?

    Just wondering…..

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    KyleBailey
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    #164563

    This is just a polarizing amount of movies in the next 5 years. I love a good superhero movie but I don’t like them all put together like this. Let these franchises breath. I know actors age and everything but hold on to these other new projects and let the current ones fizzle out 

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    AMG
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    Is this the same as, too many dramas being made? Too many comedies? Too many Oscary-film grabs?

    Just wondering…..

    I understand what you’re saying, but with dramas, comedies & Oscar baits they do get criticised for not adding anything to the pre-existing format, or for just being the same as every other film like it that has gone before. And that is with genres like romcoms, which are spaced out to one or two a year by all studios. This is two studios releasing what will work out as 4 or 5 a year. And those 4 or 5 will be spaced between about 6 months, because everyone is going to try for a release at the earliest in March, and at the latest in September, because of the awards season.  

    Also, they don’t all follow the same format within those films, there is a fair bit of originality in dramas and comedies. With Superhero films, they kind of all follow the same basic premise:

    • something happens to make person want to be superhero/person becomes superhero/villain presents self/danger for person closest to superhero/battle between hero and villain/villain may die, or either way hero wins one way or another/hero and love embrace. – Continue with sequels until actors get too old, then remake the same films again, but hire a younger actor this time so you get more out of it. REPEAT. 
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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    #164565

    Stuff like Iron Man, Thor, Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy I am excited for (Captain America not so much), but yeah, I am excited for a lot of these titles, but for some of these just seem like either cash-grabs or overwhelming

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    24Emmy
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    #164566

    It sure makes the Saturn Awards interesting. Every treasured comic book character deserves their moment to shine on the big screen.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    #164567

    I’m looking at this more like the Sherlock series. We get three feature length Sherlock Holmes Stories just about every year. Now every year we get three features from these studios that all function within a series. I’m just honestly glad that there’s an actual plan. Warner Bros. especially has had trouble with planning any longer than one film at a time, so we will see if that all actually works out as it seems to on paper.

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    TomHardys
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    [quote=”babypook”]

    Is this the same as, too many dramas being made? Too many comedies? Too many Oscary-film grabs?

    Just wondering…..

    Also, they don’t all follow the same format within those films, there is a fair bit of originality in dramas and comedies. With Superhero films, they kind of all follow the same basic premise:

    • something happens to make person want to be superhero/person becomes superhero/villain presents self/danger for person closest to superhero/battle between hero and villain/villain may die, or either way hero wins one way or another/hero and love embrace. – Continue with sequels until actors get too old, then remake the same films again, but hire a younger actor this time so you get more out of it. REPEAT. 

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    Please feel free to provide examples within this recent Marvel Universe slate of films (that include The Avengers, The Guardians of Galaxy, Captain America, etc) and be careful not to link us to your k-mart layaway wish-list!

     

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    DominicCobb
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    #164569

    I agree there is an overload and the quality is debatable but at least Marvel is trying to subvert the genre tropes with their films and make stuff that are as much superhero movies as other things (Cap 2 is political thriller, Guardians is a sci-fi comedy, etc.).

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    #164570

    I agree too many of the same thing, I wish we’d see a sudden onslaught of movies outside that genre with focus on characters and an actual plot. That would be nice.   I’d love a few melodramas…

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    CAROL-CHANNING
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    I can’t stand superhero movies and am just so blown away by how people will just blindly go to all 20 that seem to open every year even though they all seem the same to me (tho I do think Burton’s Batmans are masterpieces).  I love how people get so into them that they get outraged at the thought of Ben Affleck playing Batman because he’s “all wrong for the role”…  Don’t they realize there are probably gonna be like 10 new movies featuring Batman in the next 15 years.  Calm down, guys.

    All that being said, I would never begrudge anyone their enjoyment of a superhero movie if that’s what they like.  So if there’s still an audience for them, I say studios should keep on making them.  I’m still very content with the other movies that are being made. 

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    Boidiva02
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    #164572

    The kind of movies I would typically watch don’t get made often anymore.     

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    Superhero/Comic book movies are essentially their own subgenre now, no different than romantic comedies, historical dramas, etc. 

    There are hundreds of movies made every year and superhero movies are a drop in the bucket in terms of quantity. You don’t have to see them. Watch the other hundreds of movies that come out each year.

    Not to mention there are many OTHER shitty action movies that are made every year. Most of the movies in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (the bulk of superhero movies being put out these days) are masterpieces compared to Transformers, Ninja Turtles, whatever The Rock and Tom Cruise are starring in, etc.

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