Welcome back to The Dan Cave! Did you grow since I last saw you? You look taller. Either way, it’s really working for you. Don’t change a thing.
Last week, I feverishly updated a liveblog of the Marvel Event where they unveiled not just a new Avengers: Age of Ultron clip, but the entirety of their Phase III slate. There were so many people there excitedly Twittering away and Instagramming Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans introducing Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther that the free wi-fi Disney provided to press crashed, so I had to frantically pound out the article on my cell phone. Like many of you, I was initially ecstatic, then overwhelmed, then perplexed, and finally concerned. While I am beyond thrilled that we’ll be getting 30 superhero films over the next six years, I am also more than a little concerned that we’ll be getting 30 superhero films over the next six years. Just take a look at this visualized timeline for context.
That’s an awful lot, right? Well, friends, that’s exactly what we’re talking about on today’s episode of The Dan Cave — how much is too much? Are we oversaturated with superhero films? Is there never enough? When will Matter-Eater Lad get his own solo film?!
Many of you have been contacting me over Twitter about this very issue, so let’s continue that conversation. Let me know your thoughts on this deluge of spandex-clad superhero cinema in the comments below or tell me on Twitter (@Osteoferocious) using the hashtag #TheDanCave.
Want even more The Dan Cave? Check out last week’s spooktacular episode in which I count down 5 of the most unintentionally scary movies ever made.
[Infographic via ComicsAlliance]