Upcoming Superhero Movies

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 3 days ago

It's a great time to be a superhero fan. With eight comic book movies scheduled for 2019, and Justice League premiering this month, it's hard to keep track of every origin story or hero team-up headed our way. Check out our list of upcoming superhero movies and start marking your calendars. — V. Wesley

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Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, and Ezra Miller in Justice League (2017)

Justice League opens Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

Justice League tells the story of Bruce Wayne’s (Ben Affleck) initial formation of the league of heroes and gives more screen time to characters we glimpsed briefly in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice: The Flash (Ezra Miller), Aquaman (Jason Momoa), and Cyborg (Ray Fisher).

Watch the trailer.

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Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Sydelle Noel in Black Panther (2018)

Black Panther opens Friday, Feb. 16, 2018

Creed director Ryan Coogler brings Black Panther to the big screen in 2018. This will be Coogler's third movie with Michael B. Jordan, who plays the antagonist (Erik Killmonger) to Chadwick Boseman's T'Challa/Black Panther. Joining the cast are Lupita Nyong'o as Nakia, and Danai Gurira as Okoye, the head of the Dora Milaje, personal bodyguards to the Wakandan King.

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Ryan Reynolds in Untitled Deadpool Sequel (2018)

Deadpool 2 opens Friday, March 2, 2018

In an interview with /FILM, producer Simon Kinberg revealed, “I think Deadpool 2 will comment on anything that’s happening in movies today especially in superhero movies. The sort of glut or saturation of these movies and the proliferation of sequels is definitely something we’ll play around with.” We’ll find out more, including who will be cast as Deadpool’s infrequent ally Cable, as we get closer to 2018.

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Josh Brolin in Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War opens Friday, May 4, 2018

Infinity War is the culmination of the Infinity Stone/Thanos storyline that has touched almost every Marvel movie since Thor. The Russo Brothers (Captain America: Winter Soldier, Captain America: Civil War) take over directing duties from Joss Whedon and are teaming up again with writing duo Markus and McFeely for Avengers: Infinity War and the subsequent Untitled Avengers Movie. The Russos have experience juggling large ensemble casts (see Civil War) and will be put to the test once again, incorporating casts from both Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy. Unconfirmed cast includes Chris Pratt as Star Lord, Chris Hemsworth as Thor, and Josh Brolin as Thanos.

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Jason Momoa

Aquaman opens Friday, July 27, 2018

Horror director James Wan, (Saw, The Conjuring) takes on his first superhero movie with Aquaman. During Comic-Con, Wan talked about bringing his horror sensibilities to the DC Universe, describing the movie as an "opportunity to explore this universe and bring a bit of my horror element to this, the deep sea, the scary world, and of course the wondrous world of Atlantis.”

We’ll get a proper introduction to Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry/Aquaman in Justice League in late 2017. Confirmed cast includes, William Dafoe as chief scientific adviser of Atlantis, Nuidis Vulko, and Amber Heard as Queen of Atlantis and Aquaman’s wife, Mera.

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Paul Rudd in Ant-Man (2015)

Ant-Man and the Wasp opens Friday, July 6, 2018

Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, and Michael Douglas reprise their roles as Scott Lang, Hope van Dyne, and Hank Pym in Ant Man and the Wasp. This will potentially be Paul Rudd’s fourth appearance in the MCU with Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and (rumored) Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Peyton Reed returns as director, and more plot details will be revealed as we get closer to 2018.

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Ezra Miller in Justice League (2017)

The Flash opens in 2018

Ezra Miller will have appeared as Barry Allen/The Flash in at least three DC movies before he gets his own standalone in 2018. Audiences won’t have to wait long to see Barry Allen’s story, as The Flash premieres only four months after Justice League. Director Rick Famuyiwa (Dope, The Wood) was originally scheduled to start filming in January 2017. Confirmed cast includes Dope actress Kiersey Clemons as Allen’s love interest, Iris West.

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Captain Marvel (2019)

Captain Marvel opens Friday, March 8, 2019

Brie Larson was announced as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, the newest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe during Comic-Con, which makes Captain Marvel the first female-fronted superhero movie in the MCU. Writers Nicole Perlman (Thor, Guardians of the Galaxy) and Meg LeFauve (The Good Dinosaur, Inside Out) are confirmed as scriptwriters, with Elizabeth Wood (White Girl) confirmed as director. However, we'll have to wait until 2019 to see Captain Marvel’s story unfold.

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Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Untitled Avengers Movie opens Friday, May 3, 2019

Joe and Anthony Russo will direct the fourth Avengers film, which underwent a name change from Avengers Infinity War: Part 2 to Untitled Avengers Movie. The third and fourth Avengers are being shot back-to-back and entirely in IMAX.