Timeline for Upcoming Superhero Movies from Marvel/Disney, DC/WB, 20th Century Fox and Sony
With Warner Bros. unveiling the release 10 of their DC titled tent poles, it’s hard to keep track which superhero flick comes out first or when they will roll out to hit the big screens, so for the ultimate superhero fan boys out there, here’s a comprehensive list of the movie Release dates of upcoming superhero pics. Take note that the list is arranged by order of release dates and not by the studios that produce them.
May 1, 2015 – "Avengers: Age of Ultron"
The sequel to Marvel’s “The Avengers”, where Earth’s mightiest heroes reunite to save the world against the villainous Ultron (James Spader).The original casts reprise their roles who are joined along the way by two mysterious and powerful newcomers, Wanda Maximoff, played by Elizabeth Olsen, and Pietro Maximoff, played by Aaron Taylor-Johnson, as well as an an old friend in a new form when Paul Bettany becomes Vision.
'Age of Ultron' is produced by Kevin Feige and written and directed by Joss Whedon
July 17, 2015 – "Ant-Man"
Marvel’s Feature pic “Ant-Man” that stars Paul Rudd as Scott Lang, the titular Ant-Man in a story of heist that will save the world. Rudd is joined by Michael Douglas as Hank Pym, Evangeline Lilly as Hope Van Dyne, John Slattery as Howard Stark, Corey Stoll as the villain Darren Cross/Yellowjacket.
"Ant-Man" is produced by Kevin Feige and is directed by Peyton Reed, written by Gabriel Ferrari, Andrew Barrer and Adam McKay from a screenplay by Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish.
August 7, 2015 – "Fantastic Four"
20th Century Fox’s reboot on Marvel’s superhero family. Kate Mara stars as Sue Storm/The Invisible Woman, Miles Teller as Reed Richards/Mr. Fantastic, Michael B. Jordan as Johnny Storm/The Human Torch, Jamie Bell as Ben Grimm/The Thing and Toby Kebbel as the villain Victor Von Doom.
"Fantastic Four" is produced by Simon Kinberg and directed by Josh Trank. Trank and Kinberg also wrote the film, along with T.S. Nowlin and Jeremy Slater.
February 12, 2016 – "Deadpool"
A spinoff of 20th Century Fox’s X-men series, starring the Merc with a mouth. Ryan Reynolds who played Wade Wilson in X-men Origins: Wolverine, is set to reprise his role who is confirmed to "break the fourth wall" during the film. Reynolds is also set to appear in an “X-force” pic.
March 25, 2016 – "Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice"
WB’s first of its announced DC titles. A sequel to “Man of Steel”, “Batman V Superman” will bring Batman and Superman together along with other superheroes such as Wonder Woman in the big screen for the first time ever. “Batman V Superman” stars Henry Cavill as Superman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Amy Adams as Lois Lane, Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman, Laurence Fishburne as Perry White, Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor, and Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth with cameos from Aquaman Jason Momoa and Flash Ezra Miller.
Zack Snyder returns to direct the pic with a script from Chris Terrio, based on a screenplay by David S. Goyer who is also executive producer along with Charles Roven, Zack Snyder, Michael Uslan and Geoff Johns.
May 6, 2016 – "Captain America 3"
According to reports, Downey, Jr. is currently in talks for Tony Stark to join Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers in the third installment of the Captain America film franchise. Rumors report that the storyline might be based off on Marvel’s Civil War storyline. Kevin Feige and Alan Fine will be producing the pic, Russo brothers Joe and Anthony Russo to direct from a script by Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely.
May 27, 2016 – "X-Men: Apocalypse"
A follow up to X-Men: Days of Future Past. Since the movies’ reset due to the events of Days of Future Past, Apocalypse will see the return of familiar characters, albeit in new casting. Confirmed casts include Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Evan Peters as Quicksilver, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Channing Tatum as Gambit, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier and Hugh Jackman as Wolverine.
Bryan Singer will direct and produce alongside Simon Kinberg and Lauren Shuler Donner.
July 8, 2016 – "Doctor Strange"
Marvel’s feature pic on Earth’s Sorcerer Supreme. No confirmed actor yet to play the titular role, but several A-list celebs has been rumored to play the part since Joaquin Phoenix has dropped out of the pic. Scott Derrickson will be directing Marvel’s first venture to the supernatural from a script by John Spaihts, Joshua Oppenheimer and Thomas Dean Donnelly.
August 5, 2016 – "Suicide Squad"
WB’s take on DC’s super villain turned black-ops squad working for the Government. Four A-list celebs are rumored to join the cast. Suicide Squad will be directed by David Ayer and Geoff Johns.
November 11, 2016 – "Sinister Six"
Sony’s spinoff on its Spiderman franchise. Based on a super villain team of the same name, Sinisters Six will feature the story of six of Spiderman’s deadliest foes who forms an unlikely alliance to put an end to the webhead. Drew Goddard is set to direct from a screenplay he wrote and will produce the film with Avi Arad and Matt Tolmach.
2017 – "Venom"
Another Spiderman spin-off featuring the villain, the symbiote, Venom. Alex Kurtzman will direct from a script he co-wrote with Ed Solomon with Matt Tolmach and Avi Arad set to produce.
2017 – Rumored Female-Led Spider-Verse Movie
While not officially confirmed, numerous credible sources have been saying that Sony wants to launch a female-led franchise out of the Spider-Man universe. No further information is available as of yet.
March 3, 2017 – "The Wolverine" Sequel
Hugh Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine with James Mangold directing the pic. Lauren Shuler Donner, Simon Kinberg and Bryan Singer are set to produce.
May 5, 2017 – Untitled Marvel Movie
June 23, 2017 – "Wonder Woman"
Wonder Woman’s very own solo pic. Gal Gadot who plays the Amazonian warrior is set to reprise her role for the pic.
July 14, 2017 – "Fantastic Four 2"
A sequel to the reboot of Fantastic four with Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan and Jamie Bell returning to reprise their roles.
July 28, 2017 – "Guardians of the Galaxy 2"
A sequel to this year’s box office hit “Guardians of the Galaxy.” Helmer James Gunn will return to direct the pic which he also wrote. The pic will see the return of Bradley Cooper, Vin Diesel, Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana and Dave Bautista, with James Brolin expected to return as Thanos. Kevin Feige will produce.
November 3, 2017 – Untitled Marvel Movie
November 17, 2017 – "Justice League"
WB and DC’s answer to Marvel’s Avengers. “Justice League” will be directed by Zack Snyder from a screenplay by Chris Terrio. Snyder will produce the pic with Charles Roven and David Uslan. So far, confirmed actors who will be reprising their DC roles include Henry Cavill as Superman and Ben Affleck as Batman.
2018 – "The Amazing Spider-Man 3"
The third installment and direct sequel to Sony’s Spiderman franchise starring Andrew Garfield as the titular Spider-Man. Stan Lee and Avi Arad are set to produce the pic with Alex Kurtzman and Steve Pinkner to write the script. Marc Webb is expected to return to direct .
March 23, 2018 – "The Flash"
Ezra Miller who makes a cameo on “Batman v. Superman” as the Flash will reprise his role as the fastest man alive.
May 4, 2018 – Untitled Marvel Movie
July 6, 2018 – Untitled Marvel Movie
July 13, 2018 – Untitled Fox/Marvel Movie
July 27, 2018 – "Aquaman"
Jason Momoa who makes a cameo on “Batman v. Superman” will reprise his role as King of the Seas.
November 2, 2018 – Untitled Marvel Movie
April 5, 2019 – "Shazam"
Dwayne Johnson is set to play anti-hero Black Adam. No other information is available as of yet.
May 3, 2019 – Untitled Marvel Movie
June 14th, 2019 – "Justice League Part 2"
Part 2 to WB’s Justice League with Snyder returning to direct and produce alongside Charles Roven, David Uslan and Geoff Johns.
April 3rd, 2020 – "Cyborg"
Ray Fisher who plays Cyborg on “Batman v. Superman” will reprise his role on his solo pic.
June 19th, 2020 – "Green Lantern"
And that’s it for our comprehensive list of superhero pics headlining until 2020, for more updates on celebrities, events, TV shows and upcoming movies stay tuned here on Movie News Guide (MNG).