After the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con concluded, many fans were left with much to take away. The majority of it being from either Marvel or DC. Two things were apparent after this event: Superheroes have a stranglehold on the film aspect of media; TV is next.
Complex Magazine wrote about the future that superheroes will have on the small screen and the imminent dominance to follow.
The movies have been great, they are amazing, and they will continue to draw a huge audience. There will be a few disappointments as always with every genre, but the superhero genre as a whole is here to dominate the box office for a long time to come with many attractive movies with release dates all the way through 2019.
Now that the film world has been graced upon by the heroes, it’s time they “save” television. It’s already apparent shows like ‘The Flash’ and ‘Arrow’ have started the groundwork to make the TV take over possible, as both have been successful enough to produce a spin-off in ‘Legends of Tomorrow’ which is gearing up for a second season. All three shows have produced an audience large enough where The CW was confident enough to pick up a fourth superhero show in ‘Supergirl’.
Many other studios and networks have taken notes and began to find their own piece of superhero estate in TV land. FX has announced they will be releasing an X-Men television show ‘Legion’ in 2017. AMC, home of nationally beloved shows ‘Breaking Bad’ and ‘The Walking Dead’, is currently running the premiere season of the comic book adaptation of ‘Preacher’ and is doing very well.
Last and far from the least is the hoard of Marvel shows stashed away exclusively on Netflix. Daredevil and Jessica Jones are amazing renditions of the respective characters. The Marvel and Netflix marriage won’t stop there, as there have been confirmations of ‘The Punisher’, ‘Luke Cage’, ‘Iron Fist’, and ‘The Defenders’ all set to release over the course of the next three years. Add more seasons of Jessica Jones and Daredevil and you get a Marvel powerhouse taking up a huge percentage of Netflix views.
It seems that nothing stands in the way of this superhero invasion other than time itself. I know I am not the only one excited for all of these upcoming shows to finally release!