Warner Bros/DC Comics recently announced it's slate of films for the next five years which makes an already crowded field of action movies even more crowded. A lot of people have focused on the battle between DC and Marvel, with Marvel pushing there next wave of films against DC trying to establish there cinematic universe, but the fact is there is a lot more than just their movies hitting theaters in the next five years.
Fox who has the rights to other Marvel properties, Spider-man, X-Men, and Fantastic Four among others, plans to continue to push those going forward. And then there is the sci-fi movies particularly Star Wars and Star Trek films, we know we are getting a new Star Wars trilogy as well as solo character films and at least a third Star Trek film and possible more.
And if all that wasn't enough there is the "kaiju" craze, started with Pacific Rim (2013) and Godzilla (2014), there will be sequels to both as well as the Skull Island (King Kong), and Jurassic World films. Godzilla is confirmed for two more films Pacific Rim a good possibility for two and it would not surprise for Skull Island and Jurassic World to get a sequels too.
And lets not forget the next Planet of the Apes film(s) and possible sequels and reboots of other properties (like Terminator, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers, etc.). Comics Alliance posted a timeline for the "superhero films" which counts, at least, 35 films alone just for those. Add in the others and we have easily over 50 films in a five year span, not even counting all the other films that will be released.
Some may said that isn't a lot since this year we had quite a few similar films but this was the exception not the rule, and remember these are only a part of all the films that will come out. 2013 had fewer films of this type than this year and 2012 even less. There is also the expectations, box office takes etc., most of these films may need to do very well to break even especially with the cost of all the special effects, marketing, and salaries of the stars, especially in the sequels.
It looks to be a great time for fans, but the movie studios could be living on the edge especially if multiple films perform poorly. It may also hurt the films that are good films but get over shadowed by others. The movie industry may need to more closely at the numbers to judge if a movie was a success and do a better job of marketing there films. Time will tell if they can come through this with more success than failure, if they do the next five could be even more exciting.
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