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Are comic book movies here to stay?

With the new Batman/Superman crossover being named, it raises the question of how long comic book movies will be around.
Herb Scribner, Deseret News Modified: May 22, 2014 at 9:50 am •  Published: May 23, 2014
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Wait, is that a bird? A plane? A caped crusader?

No — it’s just your friendly neighborhood superhero movie.

Superhero movies have been invading the box office for decades now. From the Tim Burton “Batman” series to the upcoming “Guardians of the Galaxy,” films based on comics are somewhat expected each summer season.

On Wednesday, one of the next superhero blockbusters was revealed. The highly anticipated Batman/Superman crossover movie was given a title: “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.”

BuzzFeed’s Adam B. Vary wrote Wednesday how this is a direct reference to the upcoming “Justice League” film that’s slated to follow in the steps of Marvel’s “The Avengers” in bringing together a collective of heroes on the big screen.

“The title also makes explicit what had been largely assumed would be the central conflict in the film, a confrontation between Superman and Batman and their differing philosophies about fighting crime,” Vary wrote.

This new film, though, is supposed to go head-to-head with Marvel’s “Captain America 3.” The predecessor to that film, “Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier,” raked in serious cash at the box office this year, breaking April’s records, Screen Rant reported.

“Captain America 2” wasn’t the only comic book movie to come out this year. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” came out earlier this month, “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is slated for a release this weekend, and “Guardians of the Galaxy” will come out on Aug. 1.

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