I am a casual movie-goer. However, I , like billions of humans who inhabit this planet, enjoy a good movie. Also, similar to the masses, I enjoy a good "superhero" movie once in a while. I will admit, my fascinations and obsessions are not as hard-pressed as many who dominate the space. In fact, except for the few flavors I would admit I am obsessed with, I find out about newer releases with the majority of the mainstream population.
That brings me to the question on whether Hollywood is over-saturated with superhero-themed movies. We have seen the growth and expansion of the Marvel Comic Universe, we have seen the continuous attempts at chopping away at the MCU's dominance by the DC Universe. We have seen countless superheroes receive top billing where they would barely receive any mention in any era.
I have seen conversations that blame millennials for this current boom of superhero movies. I tend to disagree with this notion. Superheroes are not a new concept to our human society. In fact, the golden age of comic books is a prime example of the influence of superheroes in literary form, rather than motion picture. Going back even further than that, much further, the Iliad was recounted for many generations depicting the epic battle of Hector and Achilles to delight of Zeus and all the gods on Mount Olympus.
We live in a an era where older, richer Hollywood execs are simply capitalizing on a demand that had already existed with a broader ability to produce these films at a higher quality that had ever done before. To be able to produce these films for more affordable budgets than have been set before. And with that is the bottom line. They make even more money and capitalize on a fascination that has existed as long as time itself. Someone is always looking for a hero, even if it’s in motion picture form, just know that someone is always aware of that and is looking for the next opportunity to score off of it.