Of course in reality there will be even MORE than 58 ovies because this chart doesn’t count Universal or Paramount or the COUNTLESS CGI kids movies about tapirs and kangaroos, and the endless supply of Mark Millar movies, and the doubtless to come indie IMage movives and more Dark Horse and Boom and………MORE MORE MORE
Throw in that there are now so many comic-book based TV shows on that I don’t even have room to record them all—Walking Dead, Arrow, Gotham, The Flash, Agents of Shield and Constantine—and…well, it is either a Golden Age or a Golden Glut.
As someone already noted in the comments, the western died, the jungle picture died, the disaster movies died. Are superheros a finite genre that will fade away like Gene Autry movies? Or are they a sturdier genre like “horror” to be endlessly updated and re imagined?
One thing is sure, not every one of these superhero movies will come out. Sony’s slate is already considered incredibly iffy, one more reason they don’t mind lending Spidey out to Marvel for the MCU. DC’s slate is similarly “tentative” until they have a glimmer of hope that their slate will be accepted by the public.