For the past decade or so comic books have been growing from strength to strength on the big screen. But now more than ever their popularity is rocketing and now with the DCU coming into play, we have an interesting few years ahead of us. So from what I have been able to construct, here is your run down of upcoming films to last you until the end of 2020! (Living in the UK I am loving that we've started getting superhero movies a week in before the US now!)
To start us off on our guide is the long awaited Avengers 2: Age of Ultron
"When Tony Stark tries to jumpstart a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and it is up to the Avengers to stop the villainous Ultron from enacting his terrible plans." - IMDB
Not long after and Marvel brings you Ant Man (The original creator of Ultron)
"Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world." - IMDB
Next is the controversial reboot of The Fantastic Four
"Four young outsiders teleport to an alternate and dangerous universe, which alters their physical form in shocking ways. Their lives irrevocably upended, the team must learn to harness their daunting new abilities and work together to save Earth from a former friend turned enemy."
And so we start off 2016 with none other than the "merc with a mouth" it's Deadpool!
Unknown plot, but we do know that Ryan Reynolds will be reprising the role, if you haven't checked out the test footage I highly recommend you click here Deadpool Test Footage
It's the one everyone's been waiting for (well almost everyone) Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice
Again, plot is unknown all we know is there will be a lot of heavy hitters in there including, Superman, Batman, Wonderwoman, Aquaman, Lex Luthor and rumors of The Flash and Doomsday too!
Next good ol' cap returns in Captain America 3: Civil War. Now any comic book fans will know that the Civil war storyline was very iconic and with one of the key characters missing (spidey) this movie has a lot to live up to
"Following the events of the Age of Ultron, the collective governments of the world pass an act designed to regulate all superhuman activity. This polarizes opinion amongst the Avengers, causing two factions to side with Iron Man or Captain America, which causes an epic battle between former allies." - IMDB
Less than a month later and the latest installment from the X-Franchise hits our screens in the form of X-Men: Apocalypse
Not a lot is known on this film as will be the case of the ones to come as they are too far ahead but what we do know is it will center on the younger generation e.g. James McAvoy as Charles Xavier rather than Patrick Stewart. The main villain will be the infamous, timeless Apocalypse and his 4 horsemen
As if the year wasn't already good enough with films we get Suicide Squad to up next!
A secret government agency recruits imprisoned supervillains to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for clemency.
Next up is Dr Strange played by the infamous Benedict Cumberbatch
"After his career is destroyed, a brilliant but arrogant surgeon gets a new lease on life when a sorcerer takes him under his wing and trains him to defend the world against evil." - IMDB
Now the next one may not go ahead as planned, if at all but nevertheless here we go with Sinister Six
"Six of mankind's greatest enemies form an alliance to destroy New York City and Spider-Man."
Now to start 2017 with yet another Wolverine film, the title is yet to be released but it will be starring Hugh Jackman once again
2 days later! And we get another dose, this time from Guardians of the Galaxy 2
No plot yet I'm afraid
An Amazon princess comes to the world of Man to become the greatest of the superheroines.
The Fantastic Four 2
No plot as of yet
Next up everyone's favourite hammer wielding norse god in Thor: Ragnarok
"Thor must confront the gods to the gods when Asgard is threatened with Ragnarok, the Norse apocalypse." IMDB
And to boot guess who's come back to kick him when he's down? Well what are brothers for?
For our next film we explore the origin of the metal that comprises Cap's shield (vibranium), in Wakanda with Black Panther
"The royal leader of an African nation's father is killed leaving him with the kingdom and a costume called the black panther." IMDB
OK now for my absolute favourite The Justice League Part One
"Earth's greatest heroes are assembled to form the Justice League, to combat a threat beyond each member's capabilities." IMDB
Now for some movies with no official date but are scheduled for 2017
Female Lead Spider-Man Spin off
Straight off the bat in 2018 we get the long awaited The Flash
"While working in his lab during a storm one night, a bolt of lightning strikes a tray of chemicals soaking police scientist Barry Allen with its contents. Now able to move at super-speed, Barry becomes The Flash protecting Central City from the threats it faces." IMDB
May 4 (Star Wars Day)
Two films (supposedly) are coming out on this day
The Amazing Spider-Man 3
No real plot for this one, but then it may not come out what with Andrew Garfield gone
Avengers: Infinity War - Part 1
"The Avengers assemble once again to face the mad titan Thanos and his powerful infinity gauntlet."
Next we follow the adventures of Carol Danvers in Captain Marvel
"A human woman receives powers from an encounter from the alien Kree Empire." IMDB
Unnamed X-Men Movie (possibly X-Force or X-Men Origins: Gambit)
You may know him as Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones, but Jason Momoa is returning to the big screen to reprise his role as the king of Atlantis in his own stand alone movie
"An isolated community of superhumans fights to protect themselves." IMDB
Billy Batson joins us as Shazam!
A boy is given the ability to become an adult superhero in times of need with a single magic word by an old wizard, that word being "Shazam!"
Avengers: Infinity War - Part 2
Justice League Part 2
In just over a month we get a justice league and an avengers movie!
But no plot for this one either I'm afraid
Next from the DC roster is Cyborg, the story of Victor Stone who was in an accident resulting in his dad having to transform his body into a cybernetic organism to survive
Green Lantern is back! Whether this is a remake starring Hal Jordan again or whether they'll decide to choose someone else like Guy Gardener, John Stewart, Kyle Rainer, or maybe even a combination is unclear at this time
Just a few more to look out for when we get some dates or indeed names for some of these
X-Force, Gambit, Sandman, Justice League Dark, Untitled Superman Movie and Untitled Batman Movie