Friday, September 7, 2012

What Will Be the Next Great Superhero Movie?



Now that two of the most anticipated superhero movies of all time have come, gone and largely delivered on their promises, what’s next for the genre after “The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight Rises”?

It’s a question that could determine how long we keep getting superhero movies, or at least at what frequency. Will they still have the same box office power now that the big guns are offline? Here is what I see as the near-future options:

Man of Steel
The most high profile one out of all these, but I don’t trust director Zack Snyder as far as I can throw him.

Iron Man 3
I enjoyed the last two to be sure, but Jon Favreau leaving will likely automatically mean this won’t be as good as the others.

Thor 2
Might be fine, but “Thor” wasn’t exactly the strongest of the Avengers lead-up movies.

The Avengers 2
A long, long ways off, but it’s going to be hard for lightning to strike twice.

The Wolverine
Love the idea, but “X-Men Origins” was soooo bad and director extraordinaire Darren Aronofsky is no longer on board.

Justice League
Purely theoretical at this point, and you have to wonder if DC will take the time to set the film up with reboots of Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, in addition to Wonder Woman, Flash or even Aquaman movies. In short, I don’t know if this project will ever come together.

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