Upcoming Marvel & DC superhero movies 2015 thru 2020 ( this is what we know so far..) UPDATED: 15 Oct 2014.
Marvel has planned out superhero movies thru 2036, but hasn’t released the titles yet. DC is quickly catching up.
note that some of these dates have yet to be confirmed by the movie studios, or the date has been confirmed, but not the movie title for that specific, confirmed date. best-guesses for dates with confirmed dates have been used here, as noted, based on clues from the movies studios or hints at comic cons. movie studios do change release dates, Batman v Superman & Shazam have both been changed. this list will be updated when more information becomes available. upcoming Star Wars, Harry Potter and other sci-fi related movies are not listed here, see corresponding blog posts.
may 1 Avengers 2 : Age of Ultron (Marvel)
june 19 Fantastic Four [reboot] (Marvel heroes/ Sony)
july 17 Antman (Marvel)
feb 12 DEADPOOL (Marvel heroes/ Fox)
march 25 Batman v Superman : Dawn of Justice (DC / Warner Bros)
may 6 Captain America 3 (will include Iron Man) (Marvel)
may 27 X-men : Age of Apocalypse (Marvel heroes/ Fox)
july 8 Dr Strange (Marvel)
august 5 Suicide Squad (may include Harley Quinn) [was the Shazam release date] (DC / Warner Bros)
oct 7 Gambit (Marvel heroes/ Fox)
nov 11 Sinister Six (Spider-man villains) (Marvel heroes/ Sony)
dec Sandman (DC / warner bros) [this movie has now been canceled as of Oct 2014]
march 3 Wolverine 3 [may include Deadpool] (Marvel heroes/ Fox)
may 5 Iron Man 4 [Marvel has confirmed this date for a superhero movie, but not for this particular confirmed movie] (Marvel)
june 23 Wonder Woman (DC / Warner Bros)
july 14 Fantastic Four 2 (Marvel heroes/ Sony)
july 28 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 [Marvel has confirmed this date for a superhero movie, but not for this particular confirmed movie] (Marvel)
nov 3 Thor 3 [Marvel has confirmed this date for a superhero movie, but not for this particular confirmed movie] (Marvel)
nov 10 Justice League, part1 (DC / Warner Bros)
fall/winter Venom [this movie has now been canceled as of oct 2014] (Marvel heroes/ Sony)
fall/winter Black Cat? [unconfirmed] (Marvel heroes/ Sony)
march 23 The Flash [was ‘Flash & Green Lantern’] (DC / warner bros)
may 4 Avengers 3 [Marvel has confirmed this date for a superhero movie, but not for this particular confirmed movie] (Marvel)
may 4 Amazing spiderman 3 (Sony)
july 6 Black Panther [Marvel has confirmed this date for a superhero movie, but not for this particular confirmed movie] (Marvel)
july 13 [unconfirmed superhero movie title] (Fox)
july 27 Aquaman [was: Man of Steel 2] (DC / Warner Bros)
nov 2 Black Widow / Hawkeye [Marvel has confirmed this date for a superhero movie, but has not yet confirmed this title]
april 5 Shazam [was Aug 5 2017] (Warner Bros)
may 3 [Marvel has confirmed this date for a superhero movie, but not yet for a specific movie] (Marvel)
june 14 Justice League, part2 [hoping to see ultimate villain Darseid in this or future films] (DC / Warner Bros)
april 3 Cyborg (DC / Warner Bros)
june 19 Green Lantern (Reboot) (DC / Warner Bros)
Marvel has confirmed the superhero movies of Iron Man 4, Thor 3, and Black Panther, but has not confirmed their release dates; most likely Thor 3 will be the year before Avengers 3, (Nov 3 2017) and Iron Man 4 will be released the same year as Avengers 3 (July 6 2018) and will continue the plot established in Avengers 3 and Captain America 3; yes Iron Man will be appearing in Captain America 3. major things will happen in Avengers 3, major things. not every hero will survive (the destructive path of Thanos). Avengers 3 will be the culmination of everything Marvel has been building in all of it’s movies to date, and in Marvel’s soon to be released movies leading up to Avengers 3. we will see even more plot threads and hints of what is to come; more than just more Infinity Stones. too bad Marvel couldn’t lease it’s other superheroes from Fox & Sony for this epic cinematic event. Marvel is developing a Carol Danvers / Captain Marvel movie, much to the fans wild approval. Captain Marvel, (formerly Ms Marvel), in the comics, is a role model for girls and women everywhere. a strong female lead superhero movie is a much needed, and long awaited arrival. DC / Warner Bros has been saying for years that a female lead superhero movie just wont work; just this week, they changed their minds, because of the fans, and green-lighted the Wonder Woman movie. Marvel is also developing a Black Widow movie, which may include Hawkeye and her time at Hydra. who will be first to release a strong female lead superhero movie? Marvel with Captain Marvel or Black Widow or DC / Warner Bros with Wonder Woman? Marvel is also developing several other superhero movies for the immediate future and is developing every Marvel superhero and every major comic book storyline for the years to come, through year 2036. yes, ‘Secret Invasion,’ and other favorites, will be in film, so start looking for clues leading up to and beyond Avengers 3. Ironman 4 and Black Panther have confirmed as movies.
Fox, who owns the cinematic rights to Marvel’s X-Men and Fantastic Four, has confirmed an X-Force movie, the X-Men spin-off. it has yet to be confirmed whether it will be X-Force or Uncanny X-Force from the comics, we the fans want to see Psylocke, Domino, X-23, Cable and Fantomex, and ArcAngel and Deadpool would be cool too. Unfortunately, Fox will not be returning X-Men or anything under the X-Men umbrella back to Marvel any time soon. Fox (and Sony) should at least strike a deal with Marvel to lease certain characters, so the Marvel movies can be more complete and true to the comics. for example, when an ominous foe threatens earth, every Marvel bands together to defeat them; ie, Thanos, Ultron, Kang the Conqueror, etc., instead of how it is now in the cinematic universe, where it seems like Spider-man was napping when Loki and the Chitauri almost conquered New York, as the X-Men watched it all on TV. sign the petition to free the X-Men.
Sony, who owns the movie rights to Marvel’s Spider-man and all of Spiderman’s villains and cohorts, will be creating its own Spidey cinematic universe. Sony plans to launch a Sinister Six movie soon and plans to launch other Spider-man related films, although “officially” both the Black Cat movie and the Venom movie have been shelved for now. it’s obvious Sony has rushed the Spider-man movies before. this was blatantly obvious with Spider-man 3, great characters, but poorly executed. Spider-man 3 was merely a pre-cursor to the horror that was to come; the Amazing Spider-man movie. it was way too soon to reboot the franchise Sony. although Amazing Spider-man 2 was better than Amazing Spider-man, it was clearly rushed, with no clear story arc; and why were there 3 villains? and why did the movie have 3 endings? Sony was trying to set up it’s Spidey universe, hinting at future films, but it was poorly executed. rumor: Sony may have struck a deal with Fox and future movies may see an X-men/ Fantastic Four/ Spider-man crossover of some sort. Sony has confirmed Amazing Spider-man 3 and Amazing Spider-man 4, but not Andrew Garfield for Amazing Spider-man 4. Sony could be planning on killing Peter Parker, like Marvel did in the comics, and passing the web slinger role to Miles Morales / Ultimate Spider-man. we shall see.. sign the petition to share Spider-man with Marvel.
DC / Warner Bros has confirmed a solo Batman movie and Man of Steel 2, but has not confirmed their release dates yet. this post will be updated as new release are confirmed.
note: Marvel & DC are not the only companies who produce superhero comics. other comic book companies will soon be launching their own superhero movies. Valiant comics is one of these companies. If you haven’t read Valiant, start with X-O Manowar, he will be the 1st of many Valiant movies. there have been other non-Marve-DC superhero movies in the past too, like the Phantom, from the 90s, with Billy Zane, which is one of my favorite superhero movies of all time (story is more important than visual effects).