Since the year 2000, the popularity of the comic book characters has spilled onto the big screen, taking over the battle for the summer box office in a big way. This year is no different, from the massive standoffs seen in Captain America: Civil War and Batman v. Superman, to the merc with a mouth, Deadpool, as well as X-Men Apocalypse, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows. For now at least, the writing is on the wall – the comic book movie is here to stay. Whether that will always be true is an open question, but who has time to worry with films like Doctor Strange and Suicide Squad right around the corner? For now at least, the competition is intense, and we as moviegoers get to sit back and reap the benefits.
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