Superhero films are incredibly popular these days. From origin stories to grand finales that bring fan favorites together, we as a society can’t help but become immersed in the comic book world as it’s transferred onto the silver screen. One big issue is that the hype doesn’t live up to expectations for them all.
Fant4astic was a reboot, and yet the plot and editing felt inadequate, while Iron Man 2 had a great starting point but couldn’t muster up a solid villain as it did in the original. Keep scrolling to read about some of the most over-hyped superhero movies that ended up bombing.
Fans of the X-Men franchise were very excited that Jean Grey was finally going to have her origin story in Dark Phoenix. The fact that the beloved Sophie Turner was going to play the infamous anti-villain was just the icing on the cake. Yes, the franchise was releasing flop after flop, but people were optimistic about Dark Phoenix.
They shouldn’t have been. The film made $254.4 million in the box office, but that was with a $200 million budget. A low total that no film wants to see. Dark Phoenix received a solid 32 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest-rated X-Men movie on their website.