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October 18, 2014

Comic Book / Superhero Movies 2015 – 2020, To Many?

by Reggie's Take

Growing up the comic book/superhero movie used to come to the theaters few and far between and now with today’s technology they are becoming as common as an 80’s Hollywood remake, but is it too much to fast.

I always enjoyed the superhero/comic book movies as a kid when they came to the theaters, but they were always so far and few between you became excited to run to the theaters to watch your favorite superhero save the day.

Now with computers, green screen and other technology that makes it easier to bring the comic book page to life will the recent announcements from Marvel Studios/Disney and DC/Warner Brothers over saturate the movie going public to the point of an epic failure?

The 2015 calendar doesn’t look to bad with only three comic book movies currently scheduled to hit theaters, that’s actually one less then 2014. Starting with 2016 be prepared to have your super senses put on overload with seven Superhero movies. 2017 and 2018 won’t be any better as nine of your favorite comic book superheros will be seen in 2017 and seven in 2018.

That’s twenty-three of your favorite comic book characters begging for your money in just a three year span. I can’t speak for anyone else but myself, but going to the theaters theses days isn’t cheap. Assuming you go to the theaters with a significant other, by the time you buy your tickets and some popcorn and drinks you’ve already spent at least one Andrew Jackson if not two.

The list of comic book movies below doesn’t even reflect the entire amount of movies we could see. There’s still the matter of the individual Batman and Superman solo movies that DC is planning, but have yet determined release dates for.

If the comic book movie genre continues to perform as they are currently in the theaters we could easily see forty plus hit the big screen by the time 2020 comes around.

As quickly as Hollywood has jumped on the superhero bandwagon, Hollywood could just as easily jump off. It won’t take more then two to three comic book movies to fail in a row at the box office before this list becomes dramatically shorter.

Marvel and DC besides competing with each other will also be competing against an old kid on the block wanting to return to dominance at the theaters, Star Wars. As of right now it looks as if Disney is looking to release the majority of the newer Star Wars movies slated to be made in December, but it’s one more movie franchise asking people to shell out there hard earned money at the theaters.

 

Marvel vs DC Image

2015

  • May 1, 2015 – The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • July 17, 2015 – Ant-Man
  • August 7, 2015 – Fantastic Four

2016

  • February 12, 2016 – Deadpool
  • March 25, 2016 – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • May 6, 2016 – Captain America 3 (Fallen Son/Civil War)
  • May 27, 2016 – X-Men: Apocalypse
  • July 8, 2016 – Doctor Strange (unofficial but happening)
  • August 5, 2016 – Suicide Squad
  • November 11, 2016 – Sinister Six

2017

  • 2017 – Venom Carnage
  • 2017 – Unannounced Female Character Spider-Man Movie
  • March 3, 2017 – Wolverine 3 (Untitled)
  • May 5, 2017 – Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • June 23, 2017 – Wonder Woman
  • July 28, 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • July 14, 2017 – Fantastic Four 2
  • November 3, 2017 – Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • November 17, 2017 – Justice League

2018

  • 2018 – The Amazing Spider-Man 3
  • March 23, 2018 – The Flash
  • May 4, 2018 – The Avengers 3 (Unconfirmed)
  • July 6, 2018 – Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • July 13, 2018 – Unannounced X-Men Movie
  • July 27, 2018 – Aquaman
  • November 2, 2018 – Unannounced Marvel Movie

2019

  • April 5th, 2019 – Shazam
  • May 3, 2019 – Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • June 14th, 2019 – Justice League 2

2020

  • April 3rd, 2020 – Cyborg
  • June 19th, 2020 – Green Lantern

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