There is no doubt the superhero movie is alive and well and as the abundance of new films continues to rise, release dates become more and more important, set long in advance as marketing plans must be made. Yesterday the slate of superhero films coming over the next four years got a bit beefier as Nikki Finke revealed the slate of films Warner Bros. is allegedly set to announce at this year’s Comic Con. All told, once you add up the upcoming films from Marvel and DC you have 22 films coming over the course of the next four years.
Of course, the DC titles come with question marks as Warner Bros. hasn’t confirmed any of this outside of the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice date, not to mention there are now rumors Sony may be planning to delay The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in light of the poor performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which would throw the entire world-building efforts of that franchise in disarray.
Add to all of this the television shows including “Gotham“, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.“, “Flash” and the upcoming series of Netflix shows beginning with “Dare“, which just cast Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin opposite Charlie Cox as the title character. It’s about to become superheroes all the time, you ready?