At this point, I don't think it's reasonable to call it a "bubble." There were a few good starts and stalls a bit earlier on (ie: the Christopher Reeve Superman films), but at this point it's pretty firmly established as a genre, and has been consistently immensely profitable since at least 1989 (Burton/Keaton Batman).
There may be ebbs and flows in the profitability, that's natural for any group of films. But I think calling it a "bubble" ignores that the genre has been going like gangbusters for thirty years.
Post by anothermanicmondas on Mar 3, 2019 11:45:06 GMT
I went to the cinema last week and 4 of the 5 trailers were of comics origin (though whether Men in Black qualify as superheroes is open for debate) so no sign of an end yet ...and maybe there won't ever be an end superhero comics almost died in the years following the end of the second world war but the revival in the mid 1950s is still going
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Post by Audio Watchdog on Mar 26, 2019 21:36:04 GMT
Could the superhero bubble pop? Of course. Will the superhero bubble pop? Probably but not for awhile. Captain Marvel is pretty close to hitting a billion dollars and Shazam looks like it could be a modest hit for DC. The market clearly continues to be there for these movies and who knows how high Avengers:Endgame will go? Superhero movies are our modern myths and as humans we have been listening to these kinds of stories since the dawn of man.
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