Upcoming Superhero Movies

by IMDb-Editors | last updated - 18 hours ago

It's a great time to be a superhero fan. With so many comic-book movies coming up, 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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Michael B. Jordan, Chadwick Boseman, and Sydelle Noel in Black Panther (2018)

Black Panther premieres 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, both of them personal bodyguards to the Wakandan King.

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Josh Brolin in Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

Avengers: Infinity War premieres May 4, 2018

The long awaited Avengers: Infinity War brings together the culmination of the Infinity Stones storyline that has been a part of almost every Marvel Cinematic Universe film since the post credit scene in Thor. Directing duo Joe and Anthony Russo have teamed up again with writing pair Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely and will bring together heroes from Doctor Strange, Guardians of the Galaxy, and The Avengers.

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Untitled Deadpool Sequel (2018)

Deadpool 2 premieres May 18, 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." Atomic Blonde director David Leitch will be taking over from Tim Miller, and joining the cast are Josh Brolin as Deadpool's sometime ally Cable and Zazie Beetz ("Atlanta") as Domino.

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Paul Rudd and Evangeline Lilly in Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Ant-Man and the Wasp premieres 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 be Paul Rudd’s fourth appearance in the MCU with Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), and Avengers: Infinity War (2018). Peyton Reed returns as director, and more plot details will be revealed as we get closer to July.

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Tom Hardy in Venom (2018)

Venom premieres Oct. 5, 2018

Venom is the title to consider if you're looking for a darker take on the superhero genre. Starring supervillain veteran Tom Hardy, Venom tells the backstory of Eddie Brock, who melds with a parasitic alien lifeforce called the symbiote and becomes Spider-Man's archnemesis. Rounding out the cast are Riz Ahmed as Dr. Carlton Drake and Michelle Williams as Brock's ex-wife Anne Weying, in addition to Jenny Slate and Woody Harrelson, whose roles are not yet known.

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Sophie Turner

X-Men: Dark Phoenix premieres Nov. 2, 2018

Sophie Turner, Jennifer Lawrence, James McAvoy, and Michael Fassbender, return with the adaptation of the 1980 X-Men comics arc, "The Dark Phoenix Saga," which explores Jean Grey's expanding and uncontrollable powers and her danger to humanity. Longtime X-Men producer Simon Kinberg will take on his first role as director on this film.

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Jason Momoa

Aquaman premieres Dec. 21, 2018

Horror director James Wan (Saw, The Conjuring) takes on his first superhero movie with Aquaman. During San Diego Comic-Con this past summer, 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 got a proper first introduction to Jason Momoa’s Arthur Curry/Aquaman in Justice League. 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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Maisie Williams in The New Mutants (2019)

The New Mutants premieres Feb. 22, 2019

Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, and Maisie Williams star in the 11th installment of the X-Men franchise. Director Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars) is giving a horror twist to the superhero genre and describes the film as "a haunted-house movie with a bunch of hormonal teenagers." Boone cites the works of horror storyteller Stephen King and teen drama filmmaker John Hughes as an influence.

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Captain Marvel (2019)

Captain Marvel premieres March 8, 2019

Brie Larson stars as Carol Danvers/Captain Marvel, the newest member of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and 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, and directing team Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck (Sugar, Half Nelson) will be helming. We'll have to wait until 2019 to see Captain Marvel’s story unfold.

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Anthony Russo and Joe Russo at an event for Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Untitled Avengers Movie premieres 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.

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Ezra Miller in Justice League (2017)

Flashpoint premieres in 2020

After appearances in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Justice League, Ezra Miller will be getting his own standalone Flash film in 2020. Confirmed cast includes Dope actress Kiersey Clemons as Allen’s love interest Iris West and Billy Crudup as Barry's father Henry Allen.