Now that two of the most anticipated superhero movies of all time have come, gone and largely delivered on their promises, what’s next for the genre after The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises?
It’s a question that could determine how long we keep getting superhero movies, or at least at what frequency. Will they still have the same box office power now that the “big guns” are offline? Here is what I see as the near-future options:
Man of Steel – The most high profile one out of all these, but I don’t trust Zack Snyder as far as I can throw him. And to be honest, I’ve never liked any Superman movie all that much. He’s a character that just doesn’t seem to fit with this time period any more to me.
Iron Man 3 – I enjoyed the last two to be sure, but Jon Favreau leaving will likely automatically mean this won’t be as good as the others.
Thor 2 – Might be fine, but Thor wasn’t exactly the strongest of the Avengers lead-up movies
The Avengers 2 – A long, long ways off, but it’s going to be hard for lightning to strike twice.
The Wolverine – Love the idea, but Origins was SO bad and Aronofsky is no longer on board.
JLA – Purely theoretical at this point, and you have to wonder if DC will take the time to set the film up with reboots of Supes, Batman, Green Lantern, in addition to Wonder Woman, Flash or even Aquaman movies. In short, I don’t know if this project will ever come together.