I’ve written several times over the last few weeks about the Multispandex: the dominance of superhero and other comic-book type movies at the box office, and how it shows no sign of, er, slackening. Between Marvel and Warner Brothers, over the next three years we can expect no less than twenty movies to obliterate us with nonsense plotlines, noisy soundtracks and dodgy CGI. If you are a fan of this sort of thing, you may be wondering how to sort it all out. And grown-ups might want to know which weekends to avoid the movie theater.
Fear not: graphic designer Dylan Todd at ComicsAlliance has put together a handy infographic that outlines when the web-slingers, mutants, aliens, Norse gods, and billionaire loner vigilantes are coming to town. Andrew Wheeler analyses what all of this ridiculousness means here. There is one bright spot: the very excellent Lego Movie, which should be in everyone’s top 10 of 2014 movies, is getting a sequel, featuring the fantastically clueless brooding twit Batman (voiced at a gravelly growly pitch by Will Arnett.) So relax: everything is awesome!