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Will superhero movies ever die?

Superhero movies have been around for quite a while: the earliest dating back to the 1940s. So asking “when superhero movies will die” is like asking “will action or crime movies die”. With the new advanced technologies there seems to be no limit in what superhero movies can be, and the great success of the recent releases like Avengers: Endgame (2019) or Joker (2019) makes more people willing to bankroll them. That’s why the most likely answer to the question is, no, there is no end to the superhero movies. Although taking into account many big releases planned from now until 2022, Marvel and DC movies will probably be paused for some time so that they will be able to start again with such popular superheroes like Superman, Deadpool, Batman, Spider-Man, etc.

How superhero movies have changed?

The superhero genre has been popular since the first comics came out in the late 30s and 40s. The success of the comics leads to the production of movies and the introduction of the new superheroes and villains, as well as new teams. The increasing popularity of the new genre attracted more and more loyal audience and resulted in constantly growing profits. With the latest computer graphics, new technologies and generous funding, superhero movies changed a lot and became more advanced and spectacular. Also, the portrayal of superheroes themselves has changed over the years. For example, if in 1978 the Incredible Hulk was covered in green body paint, now he is part CGI, and both Superhero and Batman gained quite a lot of muscle comparing to their early versions.

Are superhero movies sci-fi?

Most people assume that superhero movies are generally science fiction. This is not exactly true. Superhero movies are a subgenre of action movies. Most superhero films are in the action and adventure genres. But depending on how every superhero got his/her superpowers, superhero movies can be either sci-fi or fantasy, or even both. 

Are superhero movies a genre?

Superhero movies have been commercially successful in a wide variety of genres such as action, horror, fantasy, comedy, etc.