Super hero movies are here to stay. They’ve now been through a boom and bust cycle and they’ve survived. They’re no longer in the ‘slasher’ style decade of popularity followed by a genre wide implosion. They’re bomb proof, at this point. The super hero is no longer a sub-genre.
That being said the genre is dominated be Marvel Entertainment. They put out two or three movies a year and they have multiple billion dollar franchises running. DC? Not so much.
There’s been a lot of pressure put on Warner Brothers to produce material based on their comic book properties. However, only Batman and Superman have really enjoyed any sort of popularity.
Kevin Tsujihara, the CEO of Warners, recently gave an interview where he played up the third member of the DC Universe Trinity, Wonder Woman.
“Also on the subject of franchises, Tsujihara said that the lack of superhero movies other than the Superman and Batman franchises had been a “missed opportunity,” but added that the studio had “huge plans for a number of other DC properties on TV.” Perhaps one hint in that direction: “We need to get Wonder Woman on the big screen or TV.”
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