World Popularity of Superheroes
It seems these days that if you’re an A-list actor and you haven’t played a superhero in a movie yet, you’re actually a B-list actor.
Comic book characters, cosplay conventions, and the next project involving your favorite superhero are all immensely popular topics these days. And this popularity is not only among the young but also among adults who’ve grown up immersed in comic books and fantasy.
There are actually heated arguments in online chat rooms between those who worship the marvel universe and those who are solidly behind the DC universe.
Those outside the superhero hysteria look at the whole phenomenon as a bit silly and frivolous until they realize how much money superheroes make for the movie studios and what it’s done for some actors’ careers.
Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, and Elizabeth Olsen are just some of the stars who owe at least some of their current popularity to the superhero movement sweeping the movie industry.
Why Are There So Many Superhero Movies These Days?
Part of the reason is simple, and part is the availability of special effects. The simple part boils down to the fact that superhero movies are straightforward. Everybody ‘gets’ them. It’s good versus evil which easily translates into any language on earth. That makes these movies a very easy sell to many countries.
The availability of special effects is also a hallmark of the superhero movie. Superheroes can hurl abuses at each other or hold back oceans to rescue a child, and no one watching on the small or big screen will bat an eye.
Technology has brought superheroes to life. People reading comic books forty years ago always knew that Spiderman could zoom around the city just like he does these days in the movies.
The movie industry of today is largely responsible for the world domination of superheroes.