Like any villain in any movie, Marvel have mapped out several phases in their plan for world domination. We have now entered phase 3, which will see the release of three movies per year until the end of the decade. We’re also seeing several releases of DC Comics films, but more sporadically, contrary to Marvel whose plans seem as immutable as the passing of time. They’ve been lauded, criticised, reviled and applauded by many different people for many different reasons. The main points that critics raise are: these films are loud, only show unbelievable characters destroying stuff and are to cinema what junk food is to gastronomy. As these films are more and more inescapable and it seems that the market may be reaching maturity, it’s time to wonder: superheroes are destroying everything on their path -are they even destroying Hollywood?
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