Superhero Movie Release Dates: From 2015 to 2020

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There’s no denying that the most popular genre around these days is that of the superhero movie.  Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy proved that comic book adaptations could be just as dramatic and heavy as non-genre films, Marvel Studios jumpstarted a massive interconnected series of superhero movies that were significantly more colorful and humorous, and audiences have been turning out to both kinds of superhero movies in droves.  With every major studio now working to turn its own comic book properties into the next big thing, it’s sometimes tough to keep track of what’s coming out when, who’s in it, and how it fits into the overall picture.  Not to worry, though, because we here at Collider have you covered.

After the jump, you’ll find a comprehensive guide of superhero movie release dates for every major comic book adaptation on the calendar, going all the way up to the year 2020.  Moreover, we’ll be updating this guide regularly with the most current information, so if you’re ever looking for the latest news on a specific film, you can come right back here for a quick overview.

Upcoming DEADPOOL Film Will Be Part of the X-MEN Movie Universe

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Deadpool may be able to break the fourth wall, but he can’t break free of studios’ needs to cross over their superheroes.  According to writer-producer Simon Kinberg, who is basically the overseer of Fox’s superhero properties—X-Men and The Fantastic FourTim Miller‘s upcoming Deadpool will be part of the X-Men universe.  On the one hand, that’s not completely shocking.  Remember, Deadpool is a spinoff.  It’s actually a spinoff of a spinoff even though it won’t be tied to the events of X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and might even poke fun at that film.  But Deadpool’s power to break the fourth wall makes him an odd choice for a future X-Men movie.

Hit the jump for more.  Deadpool opens February 12, 2016.

Geek Gifts: Marvel Deadpool Sixth Scale Sideshow Collectibles Figure

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With the recent news that 20th Century Fox is finally moving forward with a Deadpool movie, set for release in February 2016, the “Merc with a Mouth” may be getting some renewed interest here pretty soon.  What better way to prove your longtime fandom than with your own Deadpool Sixth Scale figure from Sideshow Collectibles?  The new figure comes complete with an assortment of weapons and a number of cheeky dialogue boxes that you can place over the figure’s head, making this a genuine representation of the Deadpool character.

Hit the jump to take a look at the Marvel Deadpool Marvel Sixth Scale Figure, and click here to pre-order.

Rumor: DEADPOOL Movie Gunning for a PG-13 Rating?

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Not only is the Deadpool movie finally happening, but 20th Century Fox also gave it a February 12th, 2016 release date, too.  Why now all of sudden?  Perhaps it’s got something to do with the fact that the filmmakers apparently figured out a way to make Deadpool a PG-13 film.

Even though the character may deserve an R-rated movie, going the PG-13 route still seemed inevitable.  The quality of the content should always be top priority, but moviemaking is still a business and when you’ve got a business to run, dishing out a product that cuts off a significant amount of the target audience isn’t the smartest approach.  Hit the jump for more on the Deadpool movie rating rumor.

DEADPOOL Movie Finally Happening With Ryan Reynolds, Release Date Set For 2016

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Today 20th Century Fox announced that Deadpool would finally be happening.  That’s right, the Ryan Reynolds spinoff vehicle that has been on and off for years is going ahead with director Tim Miller at the helm (fun fact – he did the awesome credits sequence for Girl With the Dragon Tattoo).  The script by Rhett Rheese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) – assuming they’re still using that draft – is apparently in great shape.

Not all of the ink is dry, it’s taken as a given that Reynolds will appear in the film but his deal apparently isn’t completely done yet.  Still, this X-Men spinoff has the potential to be one of the more interesting Marvel films in some time, especially if they do it at the $50 Million price point that was once rumored.  Maybe the response to that test footage “leak” was what was needed to push the needle along a bit.  Deadpool hits theaters on February 12th, 2016.  Hit the jump for more.

Watch: DEADPOOL Test Footage Featuring Ryan Reynolds

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The R-rated superhero movie is kind of the Holy Grail nowadays, with the superhero genre at the height of its popularity.  As studios aim to find new ways of adapting the various comic book properties, fans are eager to see one of the big dogs—Marvel Studios, Warner Bros./DC, and 20th Century Fox—take a leap of faith and greenlight a more adult-geared adaptation.  One such property that was essentially made to break down this barrier is Deadpool, and Fox has been developing an adaptation of the comic for some time with Ryan Reynolds attached to star.  The key is finding the right budget to justify an R-rating, which excludes a hefty portion of the traditional target demo for comic book movies.  Tim Miller was most recently attached to direct, and he put together a reel of test footage to show executives what a Deadpool movie look like.  That footage has leaked online, and it’s kind of fantastic.  Reynolds feels perfect for the role, and the tone is spot on.

Hit the jump to watch the Deadpool test footage before it’s taken down.

Producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker Talk X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, X-MEN: APOCALYPSE and Next WOLVERINE Solo Movie, and More

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Opening this weekend is director Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past.  As most of you know, Days of Future Past finds Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) having his consciousness sent back to 1973 in order to help Professor X (James McAvoy), Magneto (Michael Fassbender), and the rest of the X-Men: First Class crew stop the rise of the Sentinels, giant robots programmed to exterminate mutants.  The film also takes place in the future, so we’re going to see the original X-Men cast and what will happen if Wolverine fails.  I caught a screening last week and am very happy to report the film is great.  It’s loaded with awesome character moments and tons of mutant action.  You’re all going to love it.  For more on the film, watch these five clips and nine minutes of behind-the-scenes footage, and click here for all of our coverage.

At the New York City press day, I landed an exclusive video interview with producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Hutch Parker.  They talked about checking Twitter after the first press screening, the length of the first cut, who they invite to their friends and family screenings, how they’d like to shoot  X-Men: Apocalypse and the next Wolverine solo movie back-to-back, the status of other Fox properties like X-Force, New Mutants and Deadpool, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Simon Kinberg Talks Fox’s Marvel Universe, Expanding into TV Adaptations, and an R-Rated DEADPOOL

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Ever since Marvel’s little “experiment” succeeded to the tune of $1.5 billion with The Avengers, the other film studios have been working to craft comic book universes of their own.  Warner Bros. owns the DC properties and is building towards Justice League, Sony Pictures only controls the Spider-Man series but is doing its darndest to build that into a larger franchise with Sinister Six and Venom movies, and 20th Century Fox actually owns a rather large library of Marvel comics properties, including X-Men, Fantastic Four, X-Force, Deadpool, and New Mutants.

Steve recently caught up with Simon Kinberg at WonderCon in anticipation of X-Men: Days of Future Past, and during the course of their conversation the writer/producer also discussed Fox’s large-scale plans for its Marvel comics properties, as well as the possibility of delving into television and creating an R-rated Deadpool movie.  Hit the jump to read on.

X-MEN Producers Lauren Shuler Donner and Simon Kinberg Considering Mystique Spin-Off

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Jennifer Lawrence is super-popular and will likely continue to get great roles, but her marquee franchise, The Hunger Games, will wrap up in November 2015 with the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2.  If she’s looking for another blockbuster series, she may need to get a little blue.  In a recent interview with EW, X-Men: Days of Future Past producers Lauren Shuler Donner and talked about X-Men spin-offs.  Donner once again talked about her desire to do Gambit and Deadpool movies, and Kinberg added “I love what Jen Lawrence has done with [Mystique], and I feel like because she is in such a crowded ensemble, there’s so much more opportunity if you were to follow her solo.”  I agree that Mystique is an interesting character, and Lawrence could potentially do a lot more with the role.  Then again, that was the opinion going into X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and that turned out to be abysmal.  A good concept isn’t close to enough.

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Producer Lauren Shuler Donner Talks the Darker Tone, Casting, the X-MEN Franchise, DEADPOOL, Sequels, and More on Set of X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST

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Lauren Shuler Donner has been producing X-Men movies since the first one back in 2000, so if you have questions about the franchise and where it’s going, who better to ask?  I had the opportunity to do so last year when Bryan Singer’s X-Men: Days of Future Past was shooting in Montreal.  20th Century Fox invited a small group of reporters to visit the set to talk with the filmmakers and cast.  During a break in filming, we landed an extended interview with Donner.  She talked about her history with the franchise, how they decided where to go with the sequel, casting the actors, future X-Men movies, her thoughts on 3D, the tone of Days of Future Past, easter eggs, the Sentinels, her thoughts on how many superhero movies can be released per year, the Deadpool movie, and so much more.  It’s a great interview so hit the jump to check it out.

Ryan Reynolds Talks DEADPOOL Which Continues to Tiptoe Forward

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While studios and audiences are well aware that comicbook properties are today’s hot tickets, some of those characters remain risky propositions.  Case in point: Marvel’s Deadpool, a violent and mentally unstable mercenary who eventually appeared in X-Force comics and was played on screen by Ryan Reynolds in Fox’s X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Known as the “Merc with a Mouth”, Deadpool has a knack for breaking the fourth wall in the comics, a trait that would be carried over into the necessarily R-rated film.  Since one of those scripted meta mentions would include calling out Fox studio executives by name, it’s plain to see why the bigwigs are hesitant to put serious cash behind the picture.  However, that’s not to say that progress on Deadpool isn’t marching slowly forward.  Hit the jump for more.

Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick Talk G.I. JOE: RETALIATION, the ZOMBIELAND Pilot, VENOM, DEADPOOL, and Other Future Projects

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Jon M. Chu’s G.I. Joe: Retaliation is now playing in theaters.  The sequel’s story finds the Joes disbanded and outnumbered as they must square off against not only the Cobras, but also threats within their own government.  G.I. Joe: Retaliation stars Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum,  D.J. Cotrona, Elodie YungRay ParkByung-hun Lee, Ray Stevenson, Walton Goggins, RZA and Adrianne Palicki For more on the film, here’s clips, images, on set interviews, and all our previous coverage.

Last weekend, I sat down with screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick for an extended interview.  Over the past few days we’ve posted what they said about their Zombieland pilot, the Deadpool movie, and their take on Venom.  However, that was just the tip of the iceberg because during the interview we also talked about making G.I. Joe, the nine-minute dialogue-free action sequence featuring Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes, the 3D post conversion, changes from the original G.I. Joe, landing the job, and other future projects like an HBO series, a sci-fi tent-pole for Sony, Universal’s Cowboy Ninja Vikings, and Bad Robot’s Micronauts.  Hit the jump to watch.

Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick Talk DEADPOOL, Selling a Hard R-Rated Superhero, How to Find the Script, and More

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I want to see the Deadpool movie.  Ryan Reynolds is perfect casting, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick (Zombieland) are the perfect writers for it, and it’s just a fun character whose tendency to break the fourth-wall could be a welcome spin on the superhero genre.  Reynolds is still on board, and he recently said that Deadpool would address X-Men Origins: Wolverine, which would help avoid getting bogged down in continuity, and give the character a fresh start.  He also noted that it’s a hard sell to 20th Century Fox because the film would be hard-R (therefore cutting into the profits pulled from the wallets of teenage boys), and not fit the mold of other superhero movies.  Reese and Wernick are also somewhat frustrated with the lack of progress, and they recently spoke with Steve about the project.

Hit the jump for what they had to say including the hurdles in getting it made, taking a chance on an unconventional superhero, and how you can find the script.

Ryan Reynolds Talks About How DEADPOOL Would Address X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE

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Though the sequel X-Men: Days of Future Past is gearing up to begin production next month, another long-promised X-Men spinoff film continues to linger in development hell.  Fox has been working on a Deadpool movie for what feels like an eternity now, and the last thing we heard about the project was a rumor that the studio had shot 8-minutes of test footage for the proposed pic.  That was over a year ago and we haven’t had any significant updates in the interim.  Ryan Reynolds remains attached to star, but the hurdle for the studio is greenlighting a hard-R superhero movie in which the protagonist frequently breaks the fourth wall.

Reynolds recently gave a bit of an update on the project, saying that “it’s sitting there” and discussing the difficulty of getting the go-ahead from Fox for such a unique film.  The actor also addressed how the Deadpool spinoff would handle the character’s appearance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine.  Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

Has Fox Shot 8 Minutes of R-rated DEADPOOL Test Footage?

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While it seems like we’re hit with an ever-increasing barrage of superhero movies each year, Deadpool is surely one of the most anticipated that’s yet to see the light of day. The film has been in the works for years now, and finally got some movement when visual effects guru Tim Miller was set as director last April. It’s a hard sell, as star Ryan Reynolds and those creatively involved are adamant that the feature be true to the comic and therefore rated R. Word on the project has been quiet for some time, but comic writer/illustrator Rob Liefeld recently let slip that he may or may not have seen eight minutes of test footage from the film. Details after the jump.

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