For a long time now, people have been wondering when the comic book movie bubble is finally going to burst, given the raft of adaptations that followed in the wake of the success enjoyed by Bryan Singer's X-Men and Sam Raimi's Spider-Man at the beginning of the 21st Century.
We are now eighteen years in, and the demand for superhero flicks has only increased. In fact, it would be fair to say that it has become the defining genre of the 2000s. The numbers don't lie: four of 2018's five highest-grossing movies feature spandex-clad heroes in further confirmation that the genre is here to stay for a while yet.
So many comic book movies come down the pipeline on an annual basis that over-saturation is a very real danger, but for every Jonah Hex or Green Lantern that threatens to undermine the entire genre, a Logan or Black Panther comes along to remind people just why these movies became so popular in the first place.
With more competition than ever before, the sad reality is that not all of the superhero movies in development are going to find success, while there is also no guarantee that they're going to be any good either. There are very few sure things in Hollywood, but a blockbuster based on a comic book is about as close as you can get.
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