At the Hollywood Reporter’s Power Lawyer event in Beverly Hills, Favreau was asked about the birth of the MCU with his film Iron Man back in 2008. The acclaimed director stated that had the movie not been a success, it is very likely that Marvel would’ve had to sell the cinematic rights to its characters, and chances are that we would not have the MCU we have now. Marvel has changed the game with their cinematic universe, and now DC is slowly building its own as well, but some believe this explosion will not last and that superhero movies will become obsolete in the not-so-distant future. Many believe this is not true, and among those is Favreau. When asked, he had this to say:
“If you stamp ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ as a ‘superhero’ movie, then I think superhero movies are going to be around for a long time.”
It’s safe to assume that the majority of the heads at Marvel share the same feelings as Favreau, as well as those at DC. There are storylines upon storylines that comic book movies have to work with that fans are dying to see put on the big screen. As long as comic books keep getting published, the ability to keep producing on-screen adaptations will stick. Given, the argument could be made that CBMs could become lazy in the sense that they just keep getting pushed out for the sake of making new movies, and fans could begin to lose interest. However, those working behind the scenes on the films seem to care about the finished product as much, if not more so because they want the fans to be happy with it and keep the industry alive. As of now, superhero movies are still at large, and this year especially is an amazing time to be a fan.
What do you guys think? Are you getting tired of all of these comic book movies? Or do you agree with Jon Favreau that they will be around for a substantial amount of time without losing their touch? Let us know in the comments as well as on our Twitter and Instagram!