Superhero Movie Release Dates: From 2015 to 2020

     March 29, 2015

2017

UNTITLED WOLVERINE

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Image via 20th Century Fox

Release Date: March 3, 2017

Director: Probably James Mangold

Cast: Hugh Jackman

What We Know So Far: Jackman has said time and again that he would only return if the story is worth telling, but he and The Wolverine director James Mangold have been working on carving out the next Wolverine solo adventure, and now Jackman says this will be his last time playing the X-Men character. They’re looking to possibly add Patrick Stewart‘s Professor X to the mix to make a sort of team-up film between the two, acting as a fitting sendoff of Jackman’s Wolverine.

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 2

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Image via Disney

Release Date: May 5, 2017

DirectorJames Gunn

CastChris PrattZoe SaldanaDave Bautista, and the voices of Bradley Cooper and Vin Diesel.

What We Know So Far: Not much as the film is still in early development, but Gunn has previously said that Thanos may or may not appear, but he is most certainly “not the most important character” in Guardians of the Galaxy 2.

FANTASTIC FOUR 2

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Release Date: June 9, 2017

Director: TBD

Cast: Miles Teller, Kate Mara, Michael B. Jordan, and Jamie Bell.

What We Know So Far: Josh Trank directed the first Fantastic Four reboot, but he is set to go and direct a Star Wars spinoff movie once that’s completed so he likely will not be returning to helm the follow-up.  Beyond that, nothing else is known about Fantastic Four 2 for now.

WONDER WOMAN

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Image via Warner Bros.

Release Date: June 23, 2017

Director: Michelle MacLaren

Cast: Gal Gadot

What We Know So Far: Gadot will make her first appearance as the character in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and will presumably appear in Justice League Part One and Justice League Part Two, but not before she gets her own standalone film.  This marks the first female-led superhero movie of the modern era, and it will fittingly be directed by a womanBreaking Bad and Game of Thrones veteran Michelle MacLaren.

UNTITLED SPIDER-MAN

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Image via Sony Pictures

Release Date: July 28, 2017

Director: Probably Drew Goddard

Cast: TBD

What We Know So Far: Few thought it would ever happen, but Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios came to an agreement in which they will be sharing the character of Spider-Man, with the webslinger first appearing in an MCU movie before getting his own rebooted film. Marvel’s Kevin Feige is producing the picture, which is said to bring forth a younger Spidey who is still in high school. The Cabin in the Woods co-writer/director Drew Goddard is in line to take the helm.

THOR: RAGNAROK

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Image via Disney

Release Date: November 3, 2017

Director: TBD

Cast: Chris HemsworthTom Hiddleston

What We Know So Far: The title most likely refers to the event from Nordic mythology in which catastrophic destruction comes to Asgard, submerging the entire world underwater and killing nearly every god.  Or it could also refer to a cloned version of Thor that Tony Stark creates after Thor is presumed killed during the Ragnarok event.  Either way, Marvel says the “Norse End of Days” is coming to the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

JUSTICE LEAGUE PART ONE

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Image via DC Comics

Release Date: November 17, 2017

Director: Zack Snyder

Cast: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, and Amy Adams.

What We Know So Far: Warner Bros.’ Justice League film is so big that they’re releasing it in two parts, two years apart.  Thus far the only confirmed castmembers are Cavill as Superman, Affleck as Batman, and Adams as Lois Lane, but expect to see Jason Momoa’s Aquaman, Ezra Miller’s The Flash, Gal Gadot’s Wonder Woman, Ray Fisher’s Cyborg, and maybe even a new Green Lantern team up.  The rumored villain for the two-part Justice League adventure is Brainiac, who apparently is summoned to Earth by the distress beacon that Superman set off during Man of Steel.

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