Kevin Feige: Superhero Fatigue Will Affect Marvel First Before Audiences
Avengers: Infinity War producer and Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige doesn’t believe superhero fatigue is settling in just yet. Comic book movies are now the backbone of the filmmaking industry, making up the vast majority of blockbuster releases. Four of 2017’s top 10 highest-grossing films were superhero-based movies – and only eight superhero films released last year. That’s much more than the number of superhero films that were hitting screens a decade ago. And it’s only going to get more crowded as time goes on. At the moment, there are 11 comic book movies releasing in 2018 alone (it was 12 before 20th Century Fox delayed The New Mutants to 2019). Marvel Studios makes up three of those films, and those are arguably the most popular/successful. The studio used to put out two movies per year, but they’ve slowly crept up to three blockbuster releases per year, starting in 2017. Given that there’s practically one superhero movie per month of the year, and that each film occupies a significant portion of the news stream, it’s understandable for general audiences to feel superhero fatigue. However, that’s a notion that Feige fundamentally rejects – and it’s something that he continually
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