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People say the whole Superhero Film Flood began with the start of MCU, Iron Man, which flopped in Box Office. But it was actually before that. Think about it: there was a Spiderman Trilogy, a few crap DC films, Fantastic Four duology, about five X-Men films, A Blade Trilogy, and Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy, which only just missed the Superhero Smash.

And then, Disney bought Marvel, and they thought it would be a pretty cool idea if they made a couple of connected Marvel movies, with cameos of other superheroes in them. They are:

Iron Man (2008)
It was a decent film, it just didn't do too well in box office. Disney and Marvel both had high standards for this movie to hit the 800m, it just didn't get much past the 500m.

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

The reboot of the all too dark Hulk, The Incredible Hulk did none better, barely even paying off its budget of 150 million, plus additional advertising money. Reviews were pretty bad and mixed, too.

Iron Man 2 (2010)

This film did better than its predecessor, the first Iron Man, gaining a total of approx 675m in Box Office, tripling its budget count, and getting mostly upbeat reviews.

Thor (2011)

Thor got average, if not bad, reviews. The film got a Box Office of 450 million. It just wasn't that great a movie, really. Things started turning upside down for his franchise.

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Chris Evans stars in a film that got 370m in but should have gotten more. It received upbeat reviews and was actually a pretty fantastic movie.

... We reached Avengers, one of the highest grossing films of all time. It reached a peak of three behind Titanic and Avatar, both being James Cameron films. It now sits at four, had brilliant reviews, and was considered the greatest superhero film of all time by some.

But hey! Then WB got bored and they decided they wanted to make some cash so they began the DCCU, the DC Cinematic Universe! Their first film came out in 2013, competing with Iron Man 3 and Thor: Dark World. Although Man of Steel seemed to get a pretty average amount of money and was a good movie, its reviews said otherwise.

Marvel kept on hitting the cash with Iron Man 3 as the fifth highest grossing film of all time, and Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier, all did pretty good too.

Then we had the all-too-weird but all-too-good Guardians of the Galaxy, a Star Wars-esque superhero film with comedic relief good box office and great reviews.

Avengers: Age of Ultron, also hitting the Top Ten grossing films and had enthusiastic reviews. It was followed by Antman, which did pretty good in box office for a lesser-known superhero. Marvel is yet to release the third Captain American installment, Civil War, jokingly known as "Avengers 2.5" for a whole lot of superheroes returning.

But that's not the only upcoming film. 2016, this year, is where the problems really begin. DC's waiting to release two films this year, and one looks pretty predictable: Batman V Superman, the sequel to Man of Steel, looks like a film that would receive lukewarm reviews and would be a piece of crap in Box Office.

But on the other hand, its other film, Suicide Squad, the lesser-known dark superhero group, will also be hitting cinemas this year, and it looks like a pretty great film, although Box Office will say otherwise.

So, let's have a look at Marvel's Upcoming Films, and you'll really know the truth.

1. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

2. Doctor Strange (2016)

3. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)

4. Spider-Man (3rd Reboot) (2017)

5. Thor: Ragnarok (2017)

6. Black Panther (2018)

7. Avengers: Infinity War: Part 1 (2018)

8. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

9. Captain Marvel (2019)

10. Avengers: Infinity War: Part 2 (2019)

11. Inhumans (2019)

And a whole bunch of other superhero films after that. Now to DC:

1. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

2. Suicide Squad (2016)

3. Wonder Woman (2017)

4. Justice League: Part One (2017)

5. The Flash (2018)

6. Aquaman (2018)

7. Shazam (2019) (also known as Captain Marvel, to be released in the same year as Marvel's Captain Marvel)

8. Justice League Part Two (2019)

9. Cyborg (2020)

10. Green Lantern Corps (2020)

11. Untitled Batman film (2016-2020)

Now to the upcoming X-Men films, created by 20th Century Fox:

1. Deadpool (2016)

2. X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)

3. Gambit (2016)

4. The Wolverine 3 (2017)

5. X-Force (2018)

Some random superhero films:

1. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 (2016)

2. Power Rangers! (2017)

3. The Lego Batman Movie (2017)

4. The Lego Movie 2 (2018)

5. Another Lego Movie (2019)

6. The Incredibles 2 (2019

That's thirty three upcoming superhero films.


What do you think will happen to the the superhero genre?


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