Crossover movies like Batman v Superman usually signal the end for a particular movie genre, but superhero movies show no sign of slowing down with five of the twenty highest grossing movies of all time being comic book movies
By Jay Hunter – Back in 2000 with the release of X-Men, Bryan Singer begun a monstrous new cinema trend, the superhero genre has gone on to dominate movies for sixteen years and shows no signs of stopping. With TWENTY FOUR (count them, twenty four) superhero movies confirmed to be released from now until 2020, the comic book mammoths show no sign of slowing down.
One man however, is seemingly sick of superhero movies. Batman Begins actor Cillian Murphy who plays Scarecrow in Nolan’s masterful Dark Knight trilogy recently spoke to Vulture and had this to say;
“Have they exhausted every single comic book ever?… I don’t know where they’re coming from anymore… It was a different time back when we made Batman Begins. I think that Chris [Nolan] has to take credit for making that trilogy of films. I think they’re so grounded in a relatable reality… Nobody in those films ever had a superpower. Do you know what I mean? It’s a slightly heightened level of storytelling, where New York is Gotham, and no one did anything magical. Batman in his movies just did a lot of pushups and was, like, British. So that’s what I loved about them. My kids love the Marvel movies, but I don’t know. I don’t watch them.”
Of course, superhero movies are getting more and more obscure and movie studios are scraping the barrel with the likes of Guardians of the Galaxy, Antman and Aquaman. But these movies are still making millions and millions of dollars at the box-office, so it’s clear the majority of people do not share Murphy’s views.
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Source – Vulture