Nerd news today. Both Marvel and DC have announced their official release schedule over the next several years, in a never-ending effort to one-up each other. In 30 years of following movies I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s below. I will only include movies that have been 100% confirmed.
May 2015 – Avengers (2): Age of Ultron (Marvel)
July 2015 – Ant-Man (Marvel) Yes, there’s actually a superhero named Ant-Man. He’ll be played by Paul Rudd and the villain will be Michael Douglas.
August 2015 – The Fantastic Four (Marvel via Fox) This will be a reboot from the older Fantastic Four films
March 2016 – Batman v Superman (DC) A hell of a lot of other superheroes will also be in this, including Wonder Woman, Cyborg, Aquaman, Robin (the little girl version from The Dark Knight Returns) etc.
May 2016 – Captain America (3): Civil War (Marvel)
May 2016 – X-Men: Apocalypse (Marvel via Fox)
August 2016 – Suicide Squad (DC) This is a bunch of DC super-villians who are forced to undertake missions for the US government.
November 2016 – Dr. Strange (Marvel) Likely to be played by Benedict Cumberbatch.
November 2016 – The Sinister Six (Marvel via Sony) These are the six biggest Spider-Man villains (Green Goblin, Electro, Doctor Octopus, etc) who team up and cause havoc.
March 2017 – Another Wolverine sequel (Marvel via Fox)
May 2017 – Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (Marvel)
June 2017 – Wonder Woman (DC)
June 2017 – Fantastic Four 2 (Marvel via Fox)
August 2017 – Thor (3): Ragnarok (Marvel)
November 2017 – Justice League (DC) Isn’t November an odd month to release such a big film? Weird.
November 2017 – Black Panther (Marvel) He’ll be played by Chadwick Boseman, the guy who played Jackie Robinson in 42.
March 2018 – The Flash (DC) Played by Ezra Miller.
May 2018 – Avengers (3): Infinity War Part 1 (Marvel)
July 2018 – Captain Marvel (Marvel)
July 2018 – Aquaman (DC) The dumbest superhero ever, played by Jason Momoa. Hopefully he’ll be good.
November 2018 – Inhumans (Marvel) Likely to include Vin Diesel.
May 2019 – Avengers (3): Infinity War Part 2 (Marvel)
April 2019 – Shazam (DC) The villain will be played by Dwayne Johnson.
June 2019 – Justice League 2 (DC)
April 2020 – Cyborg (DC) Played by Ray Fisher
June 2020 – Green Lantern (DC) A reboot from the old film.
Insane, isn’t it? And that’s just the confirmed movies. There are many others that will probably happen before 2020 that have not been confirmed yet, like Deadpool, Venom, another Spider-Man movie, etc. Crazy.