Like always, there are a lot of movies coming out: Black Panther, Infinity War, Deadpool 2. What do all these movies have in common? That’s right, they’re superhero movies. Sure, they aren’t the only movies hitting the box office, but they are some of the most successful ones that have been out recently. Marvel, owned by Disney, has been releasing many popular movies.
Though superhero films have been extremely successful, there are people that are downright tired of them. With the way that they are dominating the box office, there are a lot of people that are hoping that another genre makes a push to be as successful this year. Like the success of Avengers Infinity War.
Marvel This Summer
Marvel has continued to dominate the box office. Since Iron Man, the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) has continued to explode. Within the past 12 months, Thor: Ragnarok, Spiderman: Homecoming, Black Panther, and Infinity War have been released. It seems that if Marvel continued to release a film each week, it would be just as successful.
For those that are getting tired of the superhero genre, the demise of DC’s films can be seen as a bright spot. Wonder Woman was great, but other installments like Batman vs. Superman and Justice League flopped terribly. Maybe Marvel has a tighter hold on the box office. But the way DC films have done recently shows that people are ready for something new. Maybe they need to use a cell phone spy app on the Marvel movies.
The Other Genres
Those that are wanting something else may be wondering what other genre is going to take up the slack. Superhero movies are accessible to so many people, but other genres like action, drama, and comedy are waiting on the sidelines waiting for their turn to get into the game. The thriller/horror genre has fallen out of fashion recently, but A Quiet Place was very successful. Other movies coming out this summer like TAG.
With streaming services like Netflix, many people don’t even visit the box office. They figure they will wait until the movie comes out on DVD. When it comes to superhero movies, people are still willing to go see them. I’m not saying I won’t go see Captain Marvel, but I am excited for other movie genres to hit the box office. If you enjoyed this, check out my last post about best summer movies.