As of late there have been many movie reviews or online websites stating that superhero movies have run their course in Hollywood. Deadline, Variety and many others have begun to express that they believe these movies are over-crowding Hollywood and taking away from potential other amazing films that could be made.
These opinions are irrelevant though as the latest Marvel movie to be released “Avengers: Age of Ultron” was able to reach $1 Billion worldwide in less than a week. Each new superhero themed film released by Marvel continues to surpass the previous amount their last film earned, showing that these movies aren’t becoming less popular but are instead only gaining a larger fan base. The next film slated to be released by Marvel is “Ant-Man” which will surely reach the $1 Billion mark just as its sister summer movie “Age of Ultron” did.
This doesn’t meant there won’t come a day when superhero movies will have run their course. That day is not today as massive stars such as Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio and many others have stated that they would be willing to play a superhero if the part was right for them. What they mean by that is that if Marvel or DC is willing to pay them $50-$75 Million just as Robert Downey Jr makes then they would play a superhero role.
The next few years of Marvel films consists of Ant-Man, Captain America Winter Solider, Thor Ragnorak, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Avengers Infinity Wars Part 1 and Part 2.