Last week, it was being said that Warner Bros. was preparing to cut numerous films from their schedule. This was being done due to the negative reviews and not-as-successful box office for Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. Mere days later, they added new films to the slate. Some early reviews for Captain America: Civil War are out, and it has Spider-Man on everyone’s minds. Now, here is the updated comic book movie schedule for both DC and Marvel through 2020.
Some may not be as interested in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) right now, but their anger and resentment isn’t so much at the material or characters. They seem to be aiming it more at director Zack Snyder and not wanting him on the projects anymore, but that may not change.
Gal Gadot is getting a lot of attention for her role as the Amazonian princess, and UPI revealed that Wonder Woman even got her movie date moved up. Now, the film is opening on June 2, 2017, a full three weeks earlier than its original date of June 23.
Over in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), screenings of Captain America: Civil War took place and it is getting rave reviews. It is next on the slate for either of the big two, and people who have seen it have been nothing but complimentary.
IO9 revealed some of the early reactions, and it is already getting the attention that Marvel hoped it would get. Some are calling it the true comic book action flick and probably the best one that has ever been released.
Please note that some dates have changed, some new films have been added, and there are others that have been dropped entirely. DC and Marvel have a lot coming over the next few years, and more after that, but things do keep changing.
February 20: The LEGO Batman Movie
March 3: Untitled Wolverine sequel – Rumored to be story of Old Man Logan (Fox)
May 5: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
June 2: Wonder Woman
July 7: Spider-Man film – Untitled (Marvel/Sony)
October 6: Untitled Fox/Marvel Film
November 3: Thor: Ragnarok
November 17: Justice League, Part 1
A lot of attention is already being given to Spider-Man, but 2017 is going to be an absolutely huge year. Fantastic Four 2 dropped off the summer schedule, but Fox has the new one coming out in October which is rumored to possibly be Deadpool 2, or it could be where Channing Tatum’s Gambit lands.
January 12: Untitled Fox/Marvel Film
February 16: Black Panther
March 16: The Flash
May 4: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1
July 6: Ant-Man and the Wasp
July 13: Untitled Fox/Marvel Film
July 20: Spider-Man Animated Feature (Sony)
July 27: Aquaman
October 5: Untitled DCEU film
Out of Deadpool 2 and Gambit, whichever of those films doesn’t open in theaters in October of 2017, look for it to be released in January of 2018. Due to the early Civil War reactions, it appears as if Black Panther has all eyes on him as well.
That second untitled picture for Fox and Marvel in July could be New Mutants, which is an X-Men spinoff. In October, it’s possible that DC could release a Suicide Squad sequel, depending on how it does later this year, or a Batman solo film.
March 8: Captain Marvel
April 5: Shazam
May 3: Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2
June 14: Justice League, Part 2
July 12: Inhumans
November 1: Untitled DCEU Film
The summer of 2019 will be one of the first big head-to-head battles with Avengers: Infinity War opening in May and then Justice League opening a mere month-and-a-half later.
The untitled DCEU film in November could be a sequel to Batman v Superman, or maybe a Suicide Squad sequel will drop into that spot.
April 3: Cyborg
June 19: Green Lantern Corps
This is a lot to be excited about, and comic book fans are anxiously awaiting each and every single one of them.
The world of comic book movies is one that has grown exponentially huge in the past decade, but it is only going to get bigger in the next five years. The Marvel Cinematic Universe with The Avengers and the DC Extended Universe with Justice League is doing everything possible to get more people interested in comics. It’s working, and so far, one is winning the race.
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