So it's official - Shane Black IS directing Iron Man 3.
This on top of Darren Aronofsky directing The Wolverine, a "standalone movie" modelled on the classic Japan-set Frank Miller run.
This on top of Marc Webb's webslinger reboot being officially entitled The Amazing Spider-Man. And taking it back to good ol' homemade mechanical webshooters.
This on top of Joss Whedon directing The Avengers.
This on top of a summer that will give us X-Men: First Class, Captain America, and Thor...
All that on top of Green Lantern, The Dark Knight Rises, The Man of Steel, and - yes - the return of small-screen Wonder Woman.
Anyone thinking superhero movies might be played out... stay the hell away from the cinemas. Leave the seats free for all us true believers.