X-Men: Apocalypse draws ever closer to its release date, and honestly, while I’m still looking forward to it (and hope that there’s an Oscar Isaac dance number in it), I’m starting to see a pretty major, unfortunate trend in superhero movies these days: they’re all big crossovers now! I did a quick search, and from what I’ve been able to determine, there are six major superhero movies being released in 2016. Deadpool has already come out, and even though it was an origin story, it was still a pretty blatant crossover with the X-Men universe, prominently featuring two X-Men characters, the X-Men mansion, and numerous references to more. Next we’ll have Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, X-Men: Apocalypse, Captain America: Civil War, and Suicide Squad…none of which are standalone movies focused on just one or two characters. I think this is the beginning of the end, guys. The apocalypse, if you will. Superhero movies are just going to become way too bloated for anyone to care soon. The fatigue is setting in! So, uh, I guess we should just enjoy these movies while they still look decent, because in another few years’ time, I predict that there won’t be any regular human characters left in superhero movies at all.
X-Men: Apocalypse comes out May 27, 2016.