Modern Mouse Radio #89: The Over-Saturation of Marvel Superheroes
Since the start of the new Millennium, the world has fallen in love with comic book superheroes. The films that have come out have become big hits, especially the films encompassed into Disney and Marvel’s Cinematic Universe (MCU). Marvel has mapped out it’s intent to make movies through 2020 as part of the MCU, but recently Warner Brothers has announced that DC Comics will also have their own connected film franchise that will showcase at least 1 film a year. Fox also still has the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four and it doesn’t look like they are letting go of those stories and could make new films for those superheroes at any time.
For this episode we invited friends Mike Tolen and Ryan Stanton (@MrTracerFace) to be on the podcast this week to discuss the over abundance of superheroes in the market. With the addition of DC’s film franchise and Fox, we could easily see a half dozen superhero films in the theater every year. That’s not to mention the shows on television like Agents of Shield, Arrow, The Flash, and more. With so much superhero content, are we going to see a decline in ticket sales and merchandise sales for these films and what does that mean for Marvel and Disney. How should they change their business plan or should they at all? Should there be a Phase 4 of Marvel films? Will Disney’s Star Wars be another franchise Marvel has to fight against? All of these questions and more in this week’s episode of Modern Mouse Radio.
Posted on September 13, 2015, in Radio Shows and tagged Angie Carreiro, Angie Taylor, Ant-Man, Captain America, Civil War, conversation, DC Comics, Disney, Guardians of the Galaxy, Hulk, Image Comics, Independent, Iron Man, Josh Taylor, Marvel, marvel cinematic universe, Marvel Comics, Marvel Island, mcu, Mike Tolen, mmr, Modern Mouse, Modern Mouse Radio, Podcast, Ryan Stanton, Saga, theme park, Thor, thoughts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.