Superhero movies are here to stay


A screenshot of Quicksilver from the “X-Men: Days of Future Past” trailer.

Superhero universes are intertwined – i.e. Captain America, Iron Man, Thor and The Hulk all like to show up in each others’ movies – and it’s only going to get more connected. Warner Brothers is working on a Justice League film to compete with “The Avengers” that will feature Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and Cyborg.

If you’ve had your fill of superheroes, you’d better not plan on seeing any summer blockbusters for the next 15 years.

In May 2012, Joss Whedon directed “The Avengers.” The film broke records by achieving the biggest box-office records on opening day with $207.4 million according to Box Office Mojo. “The Avengers” made a ton of money and was loved by hardcore fans, but critics were impressed with the film as well. Kevin Feige, president of Marvel Studios, stated that the Marvel Cinematic Universe will strive forward all the way up until the year 2028.

As for Detective Comics (DC), most of their films didn’t have as much success like the Marvel movies. Christopher Nolan’s “The Dark Knight” trilogy was the only franchise that was most successful in the DC film industry. In June 2013, Zack Synder rebooted the franchise of Superman and made “Man of Steel,” which has considered the start of the DC Cinematic Universe.

The upcoming sequel of Man of Steel” will feature a number of well-known DC characters. Characters such as Batman will be played by Ben Affleck puts on the bat suit for the next incarnation of the character. Gal Gadot will play Wonder Woman and Ray Fisher will play Cyborg.

As of now, the “Man of Steel” sequel is under the working title as “Batman vs. Superman,” which will release in 2016 on the same day as “Captain America 3.” Snyder has just confirmed that all of the characters for the Superman sequel will be in the “Justice League” movie right after “Batman vs. Superman.”

Sony is following what Marvel Studios is doing of having a connected universe. Since Sony owns the Spider-Man franchise, the “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” showed that it wasn’t just a Spider-Man anymore. For the sequel of the third installment more villains are going to be introduced and those villains will get their stand alone movie called “The Sinister Six,” which a group when villains unite and try to end Spider-Man. Sony also confirmed that there will be a standalone film of “Venom” connecting with the Spidey universe.

20th Century Fox is also taking the same direction as well staring with “X-Men: Days of Future Past. This installment of the X-Men franchise includes most of the cast from the original trilogy and from “X-Men: First Class.” A sequel called “X-Men: Apocalypse” will follow the events after of ‘Days of Future Past.’ Next year, Fox is rebooting the “Fantastic Four.” And since the studio owns both franchises, there will be a chance that there will be a crossover between the two.

This year’s and the upcoming superhero movies are going to take over the movie industry. Marvel is already taking the lead and DC is getting there in order to be at the top. For the people who think that making all of these films is a waste of time, your complaining is a waste of time. Superheroes movies are taking over the world. Get used to it.