There's never been a better time to be a superhero fan, because Hollywood is more invested than ever in bringing as many bankable comic book properties to the screen as humanly possible.
At present you can expect up to a dozen superhero movies to release in any given year - including animated films, of course - but for every one that makes it to cinemas, there are countless in-the-works comic book films that sadly never come to fruition.
Though these 10 superhero movies are all in some stage of development, it's honestly more apt to say they're in development hell, having failed to secure a concrete cast and crew alongside the all-important executive sign-off.
With each passing day making it increasingly unlikely that these films will ever actually see the light of day, it's probably for the best if fans just admit to themselves that they're never going to happen.
It'd be great to be wrong - in some cases, anyway - but Hollywood's overflowing graveyard of unrealised superhero movies suggests these projects are as good as dead...
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