Over 40 DC & Marvel Movies Will Hit Theaters In The Next 6 Years

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The fourth and final comic book movie superhero blockbuster of 2014 is in theaters with Guardians of the Galaxy setting multiple world records for its August opening weekend. Now, we can look forward to what the studios will bring in the coming years.

Looking ahead has been made easier than ever this year thanks to Marvel Studios continuing to announce release dates further and further into the future (they added six around Comic-Con), and Sony attempting to blow open the Spider-Man movie franchise with a slate of movies that feature other characters as the lead(s). Then of course, there’s Twentieth Century Fox who are finally going to bring their Marvel properties to the forefront with annual releases and a “serious” reboot of the Fantastic Four. They even announced a followup already.

Finally, there’s Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment who are using the followup to 2013′s Man of Steel to launch their own shared cinematic universe, and they just announced 9 additional DC movie release dates yesterday. Everyone wants a part of the shared universe pie and everyone is racing to plant their flags for the future. As a result, we currently have 30 films scheduled for the next six years, with at least 10 more to be announced in those years as well.

2015

  • May 1, 2015 – The Avengers: Age of Ultron
  • June 19, 2015 – Fantastic Four
  • July 17, 2015 – Ant-Man

2016

  • March 25, 2016 – Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice
  • May 6, 2016 – Captain America 3
  • May 27, 2016 – X-Men: Apocalypse
  • July 8, 2016 – Doctor Strange (Unannounced)
  • August 5, 2016 – Unannounced DC Movie
  • 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 – Unannounced DC Movie
  • July 28, 2017 - Guardians of the Galaxy 2
  • July 14, 2017 – Fantastic Four 2
  • November 3, 2017 - Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • November 17, 2017 - Unannounced DC Film

2018

  • 2018 – The Amazing Spider-Man 3
  • March 23, 2018 – Unannounced DC Movie
  • May 4, 2018 - Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • July 6, 2018 - Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • July 13, 2018 – Unannounced X-Men Movie
  • July 27, 2018 – Unannounced DC Movie
  • November 2, 2018 - Unannounced Marvel Movie

2019

  • April 5th, 2019 – Unannounced DC Movie
  • May 3, 2019 - Unannounced Marvel Movie
  • June 14th, 2019 – Unannounced DC Movie

2020

  • April 3rd, 2020 – Unannounced DC Movie
  • June 19th, 2020 – Unannounced DC Movie

Notes:

  • 2015-16 is the calm before the storm. We go from three films to six, then from six to nine in 2017.
  • We’re not counting any animated features – list is comprised of live-action theatrical releases.
  • Sony has yet to date three of their movies.
  • There are 30 DC/Marvel films currently scheduled (28 officially) from 2015-2020
  • For all of the studios, the plan is mostly set from now until 2018 but after that we’ve yet to see or hear what’s happening from the studios with Marvel properties.
  • Following Fox’s current trend, there will be at least 1-2 X-Men/FF movies in both 2019 and 2020 so we can add 2-4 to their number. (Recall: There’s interest and/or scripts ready for Deadpool, Gambit, X-Force)
  • Following Sony’s current trend, there will be at least one Spider-Man movie in 2019 and 2020 so we can add 2-3 to their number.
  • Following Marvel’s growing trend, there will be at least 2-3 features in 2019-2020 so we can add 4-6 to their number.
  • Conservative estimate is that there will be a minimum of 38 DC/Marvel movies over the next six years.
  • If the genre keeps performing as it is now, there will easily be well over 40.
  • Is your mind blown?
  • Is the genre about to peak?

At Comic-Con 2014 there were expectations that Disney/Marvel Studios and Warner Bros./DC Entertainment would announce a series of titles and dates for their upcoming features but both held back entirely, likely to focus attention on their immediate future. With both studios now (officially) laying out plans for their future, we can expect more and more news soon, especially since some of these must begin shooting next year (Doctor Strange for Marvel and whatever DC’s 2016 feature is).

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Let the speculation begin!

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  1. Any chance you could add-in which studio(s) are distributing?

    Batman vs. Superman (Warner Bros.)
    Spiderman (Sony)
    etc…

    Thanks! Love the site!

  2. Here are the DC/Marvel films

    Aquaman
    Batgirl
    Batman vs Superman
    The Flash
    Green Arrow
    Green Lantern 2
    Justice League of America
    Man of Steel sequels/spin offs (Batman vs Superman/Girl of Steel/Last Son of Krypton/Man of Tomorrow)
    Shazam
    Nightwing
    Wonder Woman

    MARVEL COMICS
    The Amazing Spider-Man sequels/spin offs
    Avengers 2
    Captain America Part 3
    Daredevil 2
    Hulk 3
    Hulk 4
    Namor: Sub Mariner
    She Hulk
    Sinister Six
    Spider-Woman

    • You left off a bunch of Marvel movies that are already confirmed for production and release and decided to plug in some movies that have almost zero chance of being made (i.e. She Hulk, Spider-Woman, Namor, Daredevil 2, Hulk 4)

    • That is a totally incorrect list of movies because marvel doesn’t even own rights to some of those franchises

  3. Why cant someone make more films about unknown superheros like Hancock and Chronicle? more new ones would be nice.but I do love all superhero movies,so keep up the great work.

    • You’re just being greedy now..

  4. Conservative estimate – Minimum of 12 films.

    Spiderman franchise falls apart and only TASM3 gets made as spin-off’s deemed too risky
    Fantastic Four bombs and sequel gets cancelled
    DC movies not confirmed/get cancelled/are actually other WB movies
    One of the MCU films doesn’t get made.
    X-Force movie doesn’t get made.

  5. Wow that is amazing, my coworker was asking me last week when do I think ‘the public’ will tire of superhero movies, and I said wait until the end of 2018 to see if people are still interested. That was before DC announced their slate of release dates…Now this is crazy around 40 comic/hero movies in 6 years!!! I’ve been impressed with Marvel and hope DC can make some good movies also, I just wonder if it will be to much, but I guess around 6 movies a year with all the hundreds of other movies every year won’t be to much….2015 will be really cool with Age of Ultron, but for a year 2016 will kick a*& my gosh it looks so awesome!

  6. Marvel based Movies:
    The Amazing Spider-Man 3
    Sinister Six
    The Amazing Spider-Man 4
    Black Cat
    X-Men Apocalypse
    X-Force
    Avengers Age of Ultron
    Ant-Man
    Doctor Strange
    Black Panther
    Captain America 3
    Guardians of the Galaxy 3
    Avengers 3
    Thor 3

    DC movies:
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
    Justice League
    Shazam
    Man of Steel 2
    Wonder Woman
    Sandman
    Flash/Green Lantern
    Batman (not as dark as Christopher Nolan; maybe mix between campy and dark)
    Dark Universe (Guillermo del Toro’s Justice League Dark movie)

    • Ones I forgot:
      Fantastic Four
      Fantastic Four 2
      X-men/ Fantastic Four team up

  7. I like marvel movies better than DC.

    • Okay…and?

  8. I just want to say that I am very happy that Marvel Studios and D.C. Comics are making these superhero movies.Thank You all for supplying great movie action entertainment.I will definitely see all the superhero movies that will come out in theathers.By the way,loved Captain America-The Winter soldier that movie was magnificent.The scene when Nick Fury was being chased by swat and the police was outstanding to watch,just loved it to death.Keep making these superhero movies,I love them with a passion.

  9. any chance of a marvel Western to mix things up abit

  10. This is my dream schedule (yes, i know the chances are against me, but thats how i would like it to go):

    For Marvel:
    2016
    *July 8, 2016 – Doctor Strange
    2017
    *Black Cat
    *May 5, 2017 – Black Panther
    *November 3, 2017 – Daredevil
    2018
    *May 4, 2018 – Namor
    *July 6, 2018 – no ideas yet, prob a Doctor Strange 2 or something..
    *November 2, 2018 – A movie with Namor and Black Panther
    2019
    *May 3, 2019 – The Avangers 3 (bringing together the avengers, galaxy of guardians, namor, ant man, doctor strange and black panther)

    just as a reminder: thats i would like it to go, not how i think it will go. Yes, i am aware that the sitiuation with Namor rights is complicated, but they could do something like what they did with scarlet witch and quicksilver..

    i wouldnt mind if they didnt make a Thor 3, or a Iron Man 4, or a Captain America 4 movie.. i just think they should expand the marvel universe brining more iconic characters.

    • loved the idea of making a black panther and a namor movie separately, and then bringing them together in one epic movie.

      im just not sure of how i feel about a doctor strange 2

  11. You need to add banana man to next years list, I assume you will get it in America?

  12. I would love to see one of the more off beat comics like Cloak and Dagger get a shot at the big screen.

  13. Marvel Spoilers: The two biggest questions are will Cap turn all blonde like in the comics or will he continue with blonde highlights and will Galactus turn him back into the Human Torch for the Fantastic Four re-boot.

  14. The two biggest questions are will Cap turn all blonde like in the comics or will he continue with blonde highlights and will Galactus turn him back into the Human Torch before the Fantastic Four re-boot?

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