18 Superhero Solo Movies Currently In Development (And 12 Possibilities)

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Isn't it amazing that we're finally living in a time when we get to see our favorite superheroes interacting with each other on the big screen? Even though not every team-up is a huge success (we're looking at you, Justice League), it's still an amazing step forward from what fans have had in the past.

Remember when Batman, Superman, and Spider-Man all had their own movie series to worry about and fans could only dream they would one day meet? Thankfully, those days are over.

However, when comparing the superhero ensemble films from today with the solo outings from the past, fans are sometimes shocked to see just how well the older, single hero-driven films hold up - and this doesn't just apply for 20th century classics like Superman: The Movie and Batman, but also recent films, including Iron Man, Deadpool, and Black Panther.

Sure, other heroes may make appearances and the main hero sometimes has to have help from other characters, but the movies still center around a sole superhero overcoming obstacles to save the day. We also have to remember that without solo movies, team-up films wouldn't be as meaningful.

However, since we've first seen each hero grow in some way (or, in the case of DC, see them grow after their team-up), it helps us relate to them more and anticipate how they will continue to grow for their next big adventure, solo or not. This is why it's so great that solo superhero adventures are not going anywhere any time soon. While not every film being discussed has been confirmed, it's still exciting to keep holding out for each and every update.

To keep the anticipation going, here are the 18 Superhero Solo Movies Currently In Development (And 12 Possibilities).

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30 In Development: Spider-Man: Far From Home

MCU fans are in love with actor Tom Holland's take on New York's iconic web-head, which is why a lot of hearts were broken after Infinity War.

Thankfully, we already know that Spidey's not gone for good, as Holland has clarified Spider-Man: Homecoming as the first chapter in a trilogy.

The next movie, Far From Home, will see Peter Parker travel to Europe for summer vacation. However, the bad guys won't be staying behind, since he'll be facing off against Jake Gyllenhaal's Mysterio.

With Michael Keaton, Samuel L. Jackson, and Cobie Smulders returning as the Vulture, Nick Fury, and Maria Hill respectively, this looks to be quite the worthy sequel.

July 5 can't get here fast enough.

29 In Development: Shazam!

It's every kid's dream to be a superhero, so making a movie about one who gets to live that dream sounds like a potential hit for younger audiences.

When 14-year-old Billy Batson (played by actor Asher Angel) is given super powers by an ancient wizard (Djimon Hounsoun), he needs only to yell "Shazam!" to transform into a mighty adult superhero (Zachary Levi), despite retaining his young mind.

However, Batson will have to conquer his new powers fast to defeat evil scientist Doctor Sivana (Mark Strong).

With its first trailer receiving praise for its humorous tone, many fans are hoping Shazam! will usher in a new era for the Worlds of DC when it arrives April 5.

28 Possibility: Deadpool 3

Deadpool Kills Hitler in the Super Duper Cut

There's no denying actor Ryan Reynolds has fully inhabited the role of the Merc with a Mouth, and he's go the box office success of two films to prove it.

This is why some fans may be shocked to hear that a third Deadpool movie has not officially been confirmed, and even Reynolds himself doubts it will happen.

Instead, Deadpool 2 served as build-up to an X-Force movie. However, this does not mean a third movie won't be made to cap off the trilogy, as writers Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick described X-Force as a break for Reynolds before Deadpool 3 can be made.

Either way, Deadpool's not going anywhere any time soon.

27 In Development: Wonder Woman 1984

DC's Amazonian demigoddess is currently the only sure-fire bankable star for Worlds of DC, which is why it didn't take long for a sequel to be green-lit.

Shifting from World War I to the Cold War, Wonder Woman 1984 is not only bringing back director Patty Jenkins, but, supposedly, Diana's thought-deceased former love, Steve Trevor (played once again by Chris Pine).

Wonder Woman's archenemy, Cheetah (Kristen Wiig), will finally make her big-screen debut.

Fans of the first movie (and Gal Gadot's portrayal of Diana in general) certainly don't have an easy wait ahead of them, as the film won't debut until November 1, 2019.

26 Possibility: Hawkeye

Since Black Widow is getting her own solo movie, it only makes sense that the final remaining original Avenger without a solo film get his big-screen adventure.

Actor Jeremy Renner certainly doesn't have a problem with doing one, as long as it's made before he gets too old. Perhaps this is why rumors are already swirling about a potential future film for Marvel's favorite archer.

According to MCUCosmic, one of the several ideas for upcoming MCU projects is a Hawkeye movie, though it could feature a "different incarnation" of the character.

Could this mean we'll be seeing more of Ronin after Avengers 4?

25 In Development: Captain Marvel

While last year's Wonder Woman showed the world just how great a woman-led superhero movie can be, it's time for Marvel to have its turn with Captain Marvel.

Taking place in the '90s, the film will follow Air-Force-pilot-turned-Kree-Starforce-member Carol Danvers (played by Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson) as she returns to Earth to stop an invasion by the shape-shifting Skrull race.

The movie will not only feature returning MCU actors Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Lee Pace, and Djimon Hounsou, but also introduce new characters, like Skrull leader Talos (portrayed by Ben Mendelsohn) and the still-unknown Kree warrior played by Jude Law (which many thought to be playing Mar-Vell).

Captain Marvel hits theaters March 8.

24 Possibility: Supergirl

Supergirl Rebirth

Many DC fans are still surprised that actor Henry Cavill may be leaving Worlds of DC.

However, even though Superman's absence would be largely felt, there's no denying the potential for the supposed project DC is shifting focus towards: a Supergirl film.

Yes, there's already a popular CW series starring Melissa Benoist, and the last time a movies was made about Kal-El's Kryptonian cousin...well, things could have been better.

However, with the studio reportedly looking for a female director (to join the ever-increasing line of female superhero directors) and 22 Jump Street attached to the scriptwriter Oren Uziel , Worlds of DC may just deliver another smash-hit on par with Wonder Woman.

23 In Development: Gambit

Fans have been waiting for a new take on this popular card-throwing mutant since actor Taylor Kitsch delivered an underwhelming performance in X-Men Origins: Wolverine. However, every time we think we're going to see progress on Gambit, production troubles occur.

Thankfully, 20th Century Fox has refused to give up on the movie or its confirmed star, Channing Tatum (who originally almost played Gambit in The Last Stand). Kinometro reported that Gambit was a part of Fox's presentation for upcoming films at CineEurope 2018.

While no official production has started on the movie, its release date still sits at June 7.

22 Possibility: Cyborg

While actor Ray Fisher did fine in Justice League, it could've been a lot better if his emotional scenes were kept in the movie.

Perhaps a solo film is just what Cyborg needs to get some much-needed character expansion. While Cyborg was originally planned for DC's future, it's now uncertain if it will ever happen. However, when speaking at a Heroes & Villains Fan Fest panel, Fisher said, despite the film likely costing a lot to make, it could still happen with enough fan support.

"'If we keep making noise, it can happen," he said. "It's about what the people want."

Regardless, fans can rest assured Fisher is still hanging on to the role.

21 In Development: The Flash

Ezra Miller as The Flash in Justice League

Even though Cyborg may be in question, Warner Bros. has yet to officially let go of Barry Allen's upcoming solo outing.

Like GambitThe Flash has had its share of production troubles, jumping between multiple directors. However, the movie appears to have finally settled on duo John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein (both of whom helped write Spider-Man: Homecoming and directed Game Night).

According to Discussing Film, the movie is set to begin production in February 2019, (though, it may not be based on the popular Flashpoint series like originally thought).

Ezra Miller and Billy Crudup are expected to return as Barry and Henry Allen, along with Kiersey Clemons as Allen's love interest, Iris West.

20 Possibility: Thor 4

While many characters' fates are up in the air until after Avengers 4, one hero fans would love to see more of is actor Chris Hemsworth's God of Thunder, Thor Odinson.

Though Hemsworth's contract is up after the fourth Avengers movie, the recent success of the hilariously-fun Thor: Ragnarok may have made Marvel (and Hemsworth himself) give some thought to a fourth Thor movie.

"(Director Taika Waititi and I) were throwing ideas around," he told USA Today. "But also, just to work together again. That was one of the most enjoyable creative partnerships I've ever had"

With Waititi meeting with Marvel for a mystery project, perhaps we'll get a Thor sequel just as awesome as Ragnarok.

19 In Development: Black Widow

As stated before, a Black Widow solo movie is in the works, which will finally give actress Scarlett Johansson her chance to shine in her own film, since Natasha Romanoff has usually been featured in supporting roles.

According to THR, award-winning director Cate Shortland has been hired to helm the film, which could begin filming as soon as next summer.

While it's too early for any further details, the movie will reportedly show Romanoff before her time with the Avengers and may even feature an appearance by Bucky Barnes (as the brainwashed Winter Soldier, of course).

18 Possitibility: Doctor Strange 2

Another popular MCU character is not yet scheduled for a sequel. We're talking, of course, about fan-favorite Doctor Strange, played to near-perfection by actor Benedict Cumberbatch.

Director Scott Derrickson has been offering his thoughts on what he would do if given the chance to direct a sequel, mainly the inclusion of the demonic Nightmare.

While it will most likely happen given the first movie's success (and since Cumberbatch is reportedly being offered £7.5 million to reprise the role), no information will likely be given until closer to the release of Avengers 4.

17 In Development: The Batman

Ever since actor Ben Affleck left the director's chair for the solo Batman movie, fans have been wondering if Affleck isn't trying to end his run as Gotham's Caped Crusader.

Whatever his decision, Affleck is reportedly still producing  The Batman, which will now be helmed by Matt Reeves (who received acclaim for directing the previous two Planet of the Apes movies).

Described by Reeves as an Alfred Hitchcock-like experience, the movie is expected to bring back Jeremy Irons as Alfred (and possibly J.K. Simmons and Jared Leto as Commissioner Gordon and Joker respectively).

Development is reportedly beginning in the spring.

16 In Development: Black Panther 2

After last year's Black Panther became the highest-rated MCU film on Rotten Tomatoes (with an astounding 97% critical score) and an Oscar campaign for Best Picture is underway, it's no surprise Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige has said a sequel will "absolutely" be made.

"We have ideas and a pretty solid direction on where we want to head with the second one," he told EW. Feige also told Variety that he is unsure how many movies there could end up being overall, as the Black Panther comics have "many, many stories to tell."

The fact that Feige wants director Ryan Coogler to return only adds to the excitement.

15 Possibility: Dredd 2

Despite being seen by basically everyone as a worthy apology for the Sylvester Stallone-led 1995 movie, 2012's Dredd was not a box-office success, which has cast doubt on a sequel being made.

While a TV series is currently in development (which could have Karl Urban reprising his role), many fans would like to see the judge, jury, and executioner of the future return in another action-packed, super-violent big-screen romp.

As for the possibility of this happening, the jury's still out.

While producer Alex Garland doubts a sequel will happen (with the same crew), producer Adi Shankar said he is determined to get another film made.

14 In Development: Black Cat

Seen as Marvel's equivalent of Catwoman, Black Cat has been an enemy, ally, and occasional love interest to Spider-Man. Under her mask, she is Felicia Hardy, Peter Parker's friend and love interest.

So, when it was announced she would share a movie with mercenary Silver Sable as part of Sony's (so far) Spider-Man-free Marvel Universe, it would be understandable if some fans were upset.

An interesting step has been made, however, as Silver & Black is being shelved for separate solo movies.

"We believe Black Cat is enough of her own character with a great backstory and a canon of material to draw from to justify her own film," Columbia Pictures President Sanford Panitch told Variety.

13 Possibility: Blade Reboot

Wesley Snipes in Blade Trinity

Ever since actor Wesley Snipes ended his run as Marvel's vampire hunter on a less-than-high note with Blade Trinity, fans have been waiting for the character to reappear (hopefully in the MCU).

While some would like to see actor John Boyega take on the role, Snipes has said he is the only one that should play Blade in a fourth movie, which is more likely now that he has sat down with Marvel for discussions.

In fact, when speaking with VICE, Snipes revealed there are two projects in the works for the series that fans are "going go have a problem with deciding which one they love the most."

12 In Development: X-23

Superhero Movies X-23

Last year's Logan not only provided a perfect conclusion for actor Hugh Jackman's Wolverine, but it also received praise for the performance of Professor X's Patrick Stewart.

Surprisingly, however, the young Dafne Keen stole the show from them at times with her vicious performance as Wolverine's cloned daughter, Laura (X-23).

While a girl of few words, she proved she can claw her way through villains just as good as her old man, and may end up carrying his legacy forward through the franchise.

In a THR, interview, director James Mangold revealed an X-23 spin-off script is being written. Hopefully, the Fox-Disney merger won't keep us from seeing this young star bring out her adamantium claws again.

11 Possibility: Man of Steel 2

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As stated earlier, many have come to love the English actor's complicated take on the Man of Steel (even with a distracting CGI upper lip).

However, Henry Cavill's "exit" is still a mystery. Just when we think it's confirmed he's leaving, his agent says otherwise and Cavill makes cryptic Instagram posts.

So, if a Man of Steel 2 were to happen (which Warner Bros. had already been planning), what's next for Superman? Well, Cavill himself said he'd like to see Braniac on the big screen, so that's a start.

With a script already having been in the works and Cavill's contract including one more Superman appearance, could we be seeing the Kryptonian again soon?

10 In Development: Spawn Reboot

Spawn Character Created by Todd McFarlane

A man makes a deal with the Devil to see his wife again, only to become a demonic leader of Hell's army. Now, why couldn't this have translated well onto film?

The 1997 Spawn movie was negatively received and is remembered more for its bad special effects and actor John Leguizamo's bizarre performance than its overall impact.

However, Spawn creator Todd McFarlane hopes to change that with a dark R-rated reboot of the antihero. "It's going to be more of a horror movie and a thriller movie, not a superhero one," McFarlane said at the Fan Expo Canada.

With Jason Blum producing and Jamie Foxx in the title role, this could wipe the slate clean for the popular Hellspawn.

9 In Development: Nightwing

Often ranked as one of the most popular DC characters of all time, it's dumbfounding that Dick Grayson's post-Robin persona, Nightwing, hasn't gotten a live-action movie.

However, this is all about to change as the Nightwing movie is currently being overseen by The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay - and he's definitely got commitment for the project.

From asking fans for help in casting the perfect Dick Grayson to stating on Twitter that Warner Bros. will have to fire him to get him to leave, he looks like a great choice for bringing Nightwing to the big screen.

Unfortunately, no casting details have been revealed (though Arrowverse's Colton Hayes has teased his involvement).

8 Possibility: Moon Knight

Granted superhuman strength, agility, and endurance by the Egyptian god Khonshu (that increase and decrease in power depending on the moon's phases) and using multiple gadgets, it's no wonder this hero has been seen by some as Marvel's equivalent of Batman.

When director James Gunn was busy at work on the Guardians of the Galaxy movies, he revealed on Twitter that he had pitched an idea for a Moon Knight film to Marvel but was too busy to work on it (ironically, now that he has free time, he probably won't be invited back to make it).

While this movie can still come to fruition, a TV series is also rumored to be in development.

7 In Development: Flash Gordon Reboot

This iconic space traveler has appeared in various media since his 1934 debut, but his most recent live-action outing (the 2007-08 Syfy series) left many fans with the mindset of Seth McFarlane's Ted (in that actor Sam J. Jones has definitely been missed).

While we may not get a sequel to the 1980 cult classic, a Fox reboot is being developed, with Matthew Vaughn (whose previous superhero movie work includes Kick-Ass and X-Men: First Class) reportedly directing.

In 2016, Mark Protosevich (who was given story credit for 2011's Thor) was hired to rewrite the script. "All I'll say is this - it will be nothing like any version of Flash Gordon you've seen," he posted on Facebook.

6 In Development: Kitty Pryde

Ellen Page Kitty Pryde

While usually seen as a younger sister figure for many X-Men, this phasing mutant has a more complicated future than fans would assume by her movie portrayals (most recently by actress Ellen Page in Days of Future Past).

This includes changing her name to Shadowcat, marrying Star-Lord (and even taking up his mantle), and eventually becoming leader of the X-Men, which is why there's so much film potential for this character.

Luckily, Deadpool director Tim Miller is working on a solo movie (though, it may be a bit longer given his work on Terminator 6).

It remains to be seen if Page will reprise the role or if the character will be rebooted.

5 Possibility: Namor

If Marvel had created Aquaman, this is what he would've been like.

A movie adaptation about Atlantean Sub-Mariner Namor has been talked about since 1997, but reported contractual issues with Universal and Legendary Pictures have made bringing the character to film difficult.

"I think there's a way to probably figure it out bit it does have - it's not as a clean or clear as the majority of the other characters," Marvel Studios CEO Kevin Feige told IGN.

However, now may not be the best time to make this film anyway, since it would probably come off as an Aquaman competitor.

4 In Development: Batgirl

Batman already has several movie to his name, and Batwoman is getting her own show, so it's time for this librarian-by-day, superhero-by-night to get a spotlight (with her own symbol and everything).

While it looked like Avengers director Joss Whedon was going to bring Barbara Gordon to the big screen, he eventually left the project, claiming to not have a story for the movie. However, THR reported that Bumblebee writer Christina Hhodson is now penning the script for Batgirl.

Hodson has recently been working on the Birds of Prey movie (which features Barbara Gordon), so it seems like DC made a good choice for Batgirl's future film in terms of choosing someone familiar with the characters.

3 In Development: Lobo

For fans of grim and gritty comic adaptations, look no further than DC's motorcycle-driving, cigar-smoking intergalactic mercenary Lobo.

A movie has been trying to get off the ground for a while now, first starting under director Guy Ritchie and potentially starring Dwayne Johnson (before he left to become Black Adam).

However, after Ritchie left to direct Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows, Lobo seemed like it would never see the light of day.

Thankfully, the popularity of Worlds of DC seems to have revived the project, as Wonder Woman screenwriter Jason Fuchs has been hired to pen a new script.

Meanwhile, Michael Bay is being looked at to direct (as long as the budget can come down).

2 Possibility: Nova

Marvel's Nova

Similar to DC's Green Lantern Corps, the Nova Corps (which has already been featured in the MCU provides its soldiers with access to the Nova Force, a powerful energy that grants them the gifts of flight and enhanced speed, agility, and strength.

Nova (more Richard Rider than Sam Alexander) is a popular member of the Corps and perfect for an MCU movie. When asked about a Nova film on a Facebook Q&A, director James Gunn revealed the character "comes up occasionally as someone we might use."

Since the MCU will probably continue to epxand its cosmic side, it shouldn't be long before Nova gets his shot at the big screen.

1 In Development: Multiple Man

Multiple Man Jamie Madrox

With a host of world-famous actors getting their own superhero movies these days, it's good to see James Franco getting a crack at one (since his role in Sam Raimi's Spider-Man isn't so memorable anymore).

Deadline announced that Fox is planning a movie based on Multiple Man, a man with the power of creating multiple exact copies of himself, is being planned with Franco starring and producing.

While actor Eric Dane already portrayed the character in The Last Stand, Franco's talent and humorous charm definitely has the potential to make Multiple Man something special.

However, with Franco's recent accusations of misconduct, it's unclear if the actor will continue to stay with the project.


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