James Wan On The Rise Of Superhero Movies

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We’ve seen somewhat of a spike when it comes to the amount of superhero movies that are being released nowadays, but it always seems like we’re only just getting started with all the new projects that are constantly being announced. That’s not that surprising considering that most of these movies always tend to make a lot of money, whether they’re good or bad, so for now it looks like the superheroes aren’t going anywhere

While doing the press rounds for his latest movie, The Conjuring 2, James Wan sat down with Collider and talked about why he thinks there’s been such an appeal to the genre by moviegoers recently. Here’s what the director told the site:

“I think a big part of it is because we’re finally at the point where we can actually tell these larger than life stories and have the technology to make them work. That’s one factor, that we can create these whizz-bang visuals to go with the story and ultimately superheroes say a lot about the society we grow up in. Pretty much all the good superheroes have some kind of social commentary about why they are who they are. It teaches values and so it’s a very important thing. On one hand it works on a surface level because it’s super incredible to watch from a visual feast standpoint but on another level it works on a very human level it works on a very human, emotional level and I think it makes it fun for us.”

It’s clear that audiences have become invested in these characters over the course of so many movies, otherwise we wouldn’t be seeing studios that are willing to make up to 3 superhero movies per year. As long as these movies keep making money, we’ll be seeing more and more superheroes making their way to the big screen for many years to come. What do you guys think? Sound-off your thoughts in the comment section.

Source: Collider

Michael Bezanidis

Michael Bezanidis

Michael is the Managing Editor of Heroic Hollywood. When he's not playing video games, he's usually writing about film and television.