You Ready for 22 Superhero Movies Over the Next Four Years?


Marvel vs. DC

There is no doubt the superhero movie is alive and well and as the abundance of new films continues to rise, release dates become more and more important, set long in advance as marketing plans must be made. Yesterday the slate of superhero films coming over the next four years got a bit beefier as Nikki Finke revealed the slate of films Warner Bros. is allegedly set to announce at this year’s Comic Con. All told, once you add up the upcoming films from Marvel and DC you have 22 films coming over the course of the next four years.

  1. Guardians of the Galaxy (8/1/14) – Marvel
  2. The Avengers: Age of Ultron (5/1/15) – Marvel
  3. The Fantastic Four (6/9/15) – Marvel
  4. Ant-Man (7/17/15) – Marvel
  5. Captain America 3 (5/6/16) – Marvel
  6. Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice (5/6/16) – DC
  7. X-Men: Apocalypse (5/27/16) – Marvel
  8. The Amazing Spider-Man 3 (6/10/16) – Marvel
  9. Shazam (Jul 2016) – DC
  10. Untitled 2016 Marvel Movie (Dr. Strange?) (7/8/16) – Marvel
  11. Sandman (Dec 2016) – DC
  12. Venom (TBA 2016) – Marvel
  13. The Wolverine 2 (3/3/17) – Marvel
  14. Justice League (May 2017) – DC
  15. Untitled 2017 Marvel Movie (Thor 3?) (5/5/17) – Marvel
  16. Wonder Woman (Jul 2017) – DC
  17. The Fantastic Four 2 (7/14/17) – Marvel
  18. Flash and Green Lantern team-up (Dec 2017) – DC
  19. The Sinister Six (TBA 2017) – Marvel
  20. Man of Steel 2 (May 2018) – DC
  21. The Amazing Spider-Man 4 (5/4/18) – Marvel
  22. The Avengers 3 (TBA 2018) – Marvel

Of course, the DC titles come with question marks as Warner Bros. hasn’t confirmed any of this outside of the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice date, not to mention there are now rumors Sony may be planning to delay The Amazing Spider-Man 3 in light of the poor performance of The Amazing Spider-Man 2, which would throw the entire world-building efforts of that franchise in disarray.

Add to all of this the television shows including “Gotham“, “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.“, “Flash” and the upcoming series of Netflix shows beginning with “Dare“, which just cast Vincent D’Onofrio as Kingpin opposite Charlie Cox as the title character. It’s about to become superheroes all the time, you ready?