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.

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.

Hugh Jackman Dreams of Joining The Avengers and Fighting the Hulk as Wolverine

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In a perfect world, costumed heroes and villains would leap off of the pages of comic books fully realized in order to carry out their eternal struggles on movie screens, regardless of copyright issues.  The Avengers could welcome Wolverine and Spider-Man with open arms, Quicksilver and Scarlet Witch could freely flaunt their mutant powers along with their heritage, and Deadpool could drop in anywhere he damn well pleases.  As it stands now, none of this is going to happen since various studios own the rights to different Marvel characters (and in some cases specific aspects of those characters).  That’s not stopping Hugh Jackman from dreaming, however.  In a recent interview for X-Men: Days of Future Past, Jackman daydreamed about a future where Wolverine could join The Avengers and even fight the Hulk.  (Be careful what you wish for!)  Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

Hugh Jackman Talks Leaving the Character of Wolverine Behind; Considers Whether He’d Rather Be Rebooted or Replaced

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For all intents and purposes, Hugh Jackman is The Wolverine.  His performance of the X-Men character has now spanned over a decade and seven feature films, and whenever one thinks of Wolverine, Jackman’s portrayal immediately comes to mind.  However, Jackman can’t play the character forever, and though at the age of 45 he arguably looks even better as Wolverine than he did in the 2000 film, the actor has admitted that his time as the character will come to a close sooner rather than later.  We know that he will return in the 2016 sequel X-Men: Apocalypse and most likely in another standalone feature, but beyond that, the future is uncertain.

Steve recently spoke with Jackman in anticipation of his seventh portrayal of the character in X-Men: Days of Future Past, and during the course of their conversation he asked Jackman if he’d rather see another actor simply replace him as Wolverine or if he’d rather see the character completely rebooted.  He also discussed how he’s taking inspiration from Jerry Seinfeld in leaving the character behind, though he noted that right now he doesn’t want to let go because the scripts are so good.  Read on after the jump.

Hugh Jackman Says the Next Solo WOLVERINE Movie Will Probably Be His Last Performance as the Character

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Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine since 2000 and appeared on screen as the character six times with his seventh go-round coming up in X-Men: Days of Future Past.  At this point, fans have started to wonder how much longer he wants to play the character, not because they’re tired of him in the role, but because A) he might want to move on to something else; and B) Wolverine doesn’t really age, and staying in peak physical condition is harder at 45 than it is at 31.

Jackman has previously been evasive about how much longer he’ll play Wolverine, but in a recent interview, the actor said he’s looking to permanently retract the claws after the next solo Wolverine movie.  Hit the jump for more.

Watch: Hugh Jackman Offers WOLVERINE: THE MUSICAL Preview in the Form of a Retooled “Who Am I?” Performance

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It’s no secret that, in addition to looking impossibly young and always in shape, Hugh Jackman is an accomplished stage performer—he even won a Tony award in 2004 for The Boy from Oz.  Given his lovely singing voice and tenure as Wolverine in the X-Men films, many have joked about a possible Wolverine: The Musical stage production or movie.  Well today we’re getting about as close as possible to that prospect ever becoming a reality, as a video has surfaced of Jackman singing a Wolverine-themed song to the tune of “Who Am I?” from Les Miserables in the BBC Radio 1 studio.  It’s an all-too-brief moment and there aren’t any costumes or production flairs, but for those just itching to see Jackman sing about Wolverine, your time has come.

Hit the jump to watch the video.  Jackman will reprise his role as Wolverine in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which opens in theaters May 23rd.

Fox Sets Screenwriter David James Kelly for WOLVERINE Sequel; Director James Mangold and Star Hugh Jackman Expected to Return

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On the heels of the news that Fox set a release date for The Wolverine sequel, a new report has the studio tapping screenwriter David James Kelly to pen the script.  His resume is a little light, with only his 2010 short Straw Man making it to production, but he is also behind a rewrite of the planned Daredevil movie reboot.

Perhaps the more interesting tidbit from this write-up is that it confidently asserts that both director James Mangold and star Hugh Jackman will return to their respective roles.  We don’t have official word of either being signed on yet, but since their last effort made over $400 million world-wide (and Jackman’s pretty much become synonymous with the title character), it’s a safe bet that Fox will work to get them both back.  Hit the jump for more.

Fox Announces Release Dates for THE FANTASTIC FOUR 2, WOLVERINE Sequel, Untitled Marvel Film, TAKEN 3, Ridley Scott Project, and More [Updated]

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20th Century Fox announced a bunch of release dates tonight:

  • The Fantastic Four reboot is still casting for a 2015 release, but Fox is ready to plan The Fantastic Four 2 for July 14, 2017.
  • The sequel to The Wolverine hits theaters March 3, 2017. [Update: Deadline reports that Fox has set David James Kelly to pen the sequel, which returns James Mangold to the helm with Hugh Jackman starring.]
  • An untitled Marvel film is scheduled for July 13, 2018.
  • Liam Neeson returns for Taken 3 on January 9, 2015.
  • An unspecified Ridley Scott feature is dated for March 4, 2016.
  • Matthew Vaughn‘s The Secret Service (now October 24, 2014) and an untitled Vince Vaughn vehicle (now March 6, 2015) switched release dates.
  • Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe is pushed back from January 16, 2015 to October 2, 2015.

More on the Marvel stuff after the jump.

Hugh Jackman Talks THE WOLVERINE Sequel; Says “There Are Some Really Cool Ideas”

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With this summer’s The Wolverine, we finally got a standalone film for one of the most popular X-Men characters that actually did the titular mutant justice.  Director James Mangold and Hugh Jackman crafted a Western throwback that honored the spirit of the character while bringing a more intimate approach to the superhero genre—for once our hero wasn’t working to save an entire city (or the world) from destruction.  Audiences responded positively to the tune of $414 million worldwide, and Fox appeared to be happy with the film as well, as we learned last week that the studio is in negotiations with Mangold and Jackman to return for another Wolverine film.

While very few details were revealed in last week’s report, Jackman has now spoken up a bit with regards to a potential The Wolverine follow-up, noting that he’s been talking with Mangold about ideas but he won’t be moving forward until they stumble on something great.  Read on after the jump.

Preview of Hero Complex Gallery’s “Bleeding Metallics” Show; Pieces Inspired by Wolverine, The Iron Giant, SUBURBAN COMMANDO, and More

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Hero Complex Gallery in LA opens its new show, BLEEDING METALLICS, this Friday night.  There will be art printed with metallic inks, printed on metal, crafted out of metal, using metallic paints and papers…and while this is quickly turning into a Bubba Gump routine, you get it…lots of metal.  Check out more info on the show, 14 preview images, and a surprise for the first 50 customers after the jump.

Famke Janssen Talks THE WOLVERINE, Learning about Her Role in the Film, Working with Hugh Jackman, TAKEN 3, and More

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With James Mangold’s The Wolverine opening this weekend, I was recently able to interview the cast in New York City.  Starring Hugh Jackman in the title role, The Wolverine tracks Logan as he reunites with faces from his past while grappling with his immortality.  Featuring a fantastic international cast, The Wolverine also stars Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, Svetlana Khodchenkova and Tao Okamoto.  For more on the film, watch these clips or check out all our previous coverage.

During my video interview with Janssen, she talked about when she first heard how important her role would be in the sequel, the marketing campaign, working with Mangold and Jackman, how it doesn’t feel like a comic book movie, the Taken series (including Taken 3), and other future projects like A Fighting Man, Hemlock Grove season 2, and a lot more.  Hit the jump to watch.

Hugh Jackman Wants to Fight Alongside THE AVENGERS and Spider-Man as Wolverine; Says Studios Should Team Up and Split the Costs

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As far as studio tentpoles are concerned, the superhero genre is undoubtedly the most popular go-to avenue for blockbusters at the moment.  Marvel has now built a cohesive cinematic universe in which its many characters interact with each other across different movies—just as in the comic books—and DC is attempting to get its act together at Warner Bros. with the same idea.  However, studios are limited as to which characters they can use in the films due to rights ownership, despite the fact that the real Avengers includes not only Iron Man and Captain America, but also Spider-Man and, at times, members of the X-Men franchise.

Steve recently sat down to interview Hugh Jackman at the press day for his upcoming film The Wolverine, and when asked about the possibility of having these characters interact with each other in a mega-superhero film, Jackman enthusiastically responded that he’d love to fight alongside Iron Man, Spider-Man, and the entirety of The Avengers as Wolverine.  Hit the jump to see what else he had to say.

New Featurette for THE WOLVERINE: “Harada” (a.k.a. The Silver Samurai)

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Yesterday, we got a featurette for Logan (Hugh Jackman) for The Wolverine, and now we have one for “Harada” (Will Yun Lee).  Harada, also known as “The Silver Samurai” in the comics, describes his character as the leader of a clan of “super-ninjas” whose sole purpose is to defend Mariko (Tao Okamoto).  His character is also skilled at parkour and archery, and I suppose you have to beef-up anyone without mutant powers if they’re going to even have a chance against Wolverine, although he loses his healing powers at some point in the story.  We know that the Silver Samurai is in the movie, but this featurette doesn’t divulge any details on that character, so it’s possible that he’s unrelated to Harada (but I wouldn’t count on it).

Hit the jump to check out the featurette.  The film also stars Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, and Svetlana KhodchenkovaThe Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th.

Exclusive: New Sumi-e Poster for THE WOLVERINE Featuring Jean Grey

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It’s hard to create cool movie posters, but The Wolverine sumi-e ink poster campaign by Fox’s Chief Creative Officer Tony Sella has done exactly that.  Over the past few months, the studio has released eye-catching sumi-e character posters for Wolverine, Silver Samurai, Viper, and Yukio.  With the film’s July 26th release date fast approaching, the studio is letting us premiere the latest sumi-e poster, and this one features Logan’s lost love, Jean Grey.  Like the rest of the series, it’s the type of poster I’d be willing to frame on my wall.  Hit the jump to check it out.

In addition, if you’re looking forward to The Wolverine, I strongly suggest checking Collider tomorrow morning for a report from the editing room and a new interview with director James Mangold.

First TV Spot for THE WOLVERINE Introduces Hugh Jackman as the Hunter

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On the heels of a brand new trailer for James Mangold’s The Wolverine comes the first TV spot for the film starring Hugh Jackman.  It features a brief snippet of new footage in which Logan is asked if he’s a hunter.  You’ll have to be the judge of whether or not Wolverine has put his prey-stalking days behind him.

The film also stars Svetlana Khodchenkova, Will Yun Lee, Hiroyuki Sanada, Brian Tee, Rila Fukushima, and Tao Okamoto.  The Wolverine opens in 3D on July 26th.  Hit the jump to watch the new TV spot.

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