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Frank Longo
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10. "I hugely disagree."
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Tue Jun-17-14 10:58 AM by Frank Longo

  

          

If you include Big Hero 6, there will be six this year, which is pretty much consistent with every other year since Raimi's Spider-Man. There are usually four to six per year, and there are more movies of pretty much every other genre released annually.

Next year only has three currently on the calendar-- Avengers 2, Fantastic Four reboot, and Ant-Man. Only three on the calendar for 2016 too, if you believe the rumor that ASM3 is being bumped to 2017. That's a far cry from over saturation. There will more biopics in an Oscar season month than superhero movies in a year.

It only *feels* like oversaturation because the reporting on them and other major franchises is FUCKING ENDLESS. And that does get super-irritating, and it does make them feel like a never-ending presence in our lives.

But they're not actually overstuffing the calendar with superhero movies. They're too expensive to make for the calendar to be *that* full of them anyway-- pretty much every single genre is cheaper, and will result in more releases per calendar year.

The "people of differing taste" likely don't object to superhero films specifically, but to any summer film with huge CGI spectacle. In which case, yeah, they're kind of fucked for three to four months unless they have an indie theater they can go to. But seeing as how there are endless amounts of wonderful movies for those people on Netflix/Hulu/iTunes/VOD/for rent in public libraries, I'm not terribly sympathetic. It's easier now to see low-budget indie fare, either old or new, than ever before.


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SUPERHERO FLICKS: Who needs to get their own film? [View all] , Wordsmith, Mon Jun-16-14 03:07 PM
 
Subject Author Message Date ID
World War Hulk is a story I'd love to see on the big screen
Jun 16th 2014
1
^
Jun 17th 2014
13
Planet Hulk after Avengers 2?
Jun 17th 2014
22
the problem with Hulk movies is they do not own the rights to Hulk
Aug 31st 2021
50
      RE: the problem with Hulk movies is they do not own the rights to Hulk
Sep 01st 2021
54
but they did a big chunk of it (sorta) in Ragnarok
Sep 01st 2021
55
Howard the Duck should be reboot. Also, I'd love to pitch a Speedball fl...
Jun 17th 2014
2
i think i'd feel the same about a Howard the Duck reboot
Jun 17th 2014
8
^inside knowledge
Aug 04th 2014
35
      Man, the second that whole thing was confirmed....
Aug 04th 2014
36
Alan Moore's Swamp Thing and Alan Moore Presents Miracleman
Jun 17th 2014
3
what did you think of the 2 '80s Swamp Thing movies?
Jun 17th 2014
7
Miracleman may work better as a cable series or on Netflix.
May 26th 2015
43
agreed. His run was AWESOME.
May 26th 2015
44
The Authority
Jun 17th 2014
4
Oh, and I'd love someone to tackle the Invisibles
Jun 17th 2014
5
If the script is good? Literally ANY of them.
Jun 17th 2014
6
saturation point
Jun 17th 2014
9
     
      RE: I hugely disagree.
Jun 17th 2014
11
           It's simple mathematics (c)
Jun 17th 2014
12
                RE: It's simple mathematics (c)
Jun 17th 2014
14
                     Two big disagreements:
Jun 17th 2014
16
                          RE: Two big disagreements:
Jun 17th 2014
17
                               Young audiences are the main target of studios.
Jun 17th 2014
19
                                    RE: Young audiences are the main target of studios.
Jun 17th 2014
23
      ahem
May 25th 2015
42
      it's beginning to look a lot like christmas...
Aug 19th 2021
49
Suicide Squad
Jun 17th 2014
15
Deadpool - and make it R rated
Jun 17th 2014
18
Juggernaut
Jun 17th 2014
20
The Black Panther (T'Challa)
Jun 17th 2014
21
talk about coming full circle
Sep 24th 2021
59
RE: SUPERHERO FLICKS: Who needs to get their own film?
Jun 17th 2014
24
RE: SUPERHERO FLICKS: Who needs to get their own film?
Jun 17th 2014
25
Tell me about the appeal of Deadpool.
Jun 18th 2014
30
in the right hands, he's an unkillable Hard R version of Spiderman
May 26th 2015
45
I'm pretty sure Nemesis got the greenlight
Jun 19th 2014
34
      RE: I'm pretty sure Nemesis got the greenlight
Aug 04th 2014
37
Slightly off-subject: Deadpool doesn't have to be rated R
Jun 17th 2014
26
Wonder Man, he has an odd but interesting story
Jun 18th 2014
27
Too confusing
Jun 18th 2014
28
      OG Torch and Vision are both in the MCU
Jun 18th 2014
29
      I think it gets more convoluted AFTER he gets his powers
Jun 18th 2014
31
I'm still waiting on that Robert Rodriguez directed MadMan
Jun 18th 2014
32
Can I get just any female or minority superhero?
Jun 18th 2014
33
^
Aug 04th 2014
38
i dont know about his own film
Aug 04th 2014
39
Rai and Bloodshot
Aug 05th 2014
40
The ones I want have characters in different studios
Aug 05th 2014
41
Y: The Last Man needs to be a AMC series. Spread it out over
May 26th 2015
46
'Y: The Last Man' TV Series in the Works at FX (swipe)
Nov 02nd 2015
47
      So they're finally going to try and do this
Nov 03rd 2015
48
           Comes out in something like a week now! lol
Aug 31st 2021
51
                I WAS super hype for this, but after what was done to Preacher....
Sep 01st 2021
53
BISHOP.
Aug 31st 2021
52
I want the Blue Marvel in something ASAP.
Sep 15th 2021
56
HBO MAX needs to make a Boys-like show for The Authority
Sep 15th 2021
57
The Wolfpack (Marvel) by Larry Hama would make a good mini series
Sep 24th 2021
58

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