2019 is set to have the most releases of superhero-related films in cinema history, with at least 9 films set to be released. Of course things change, some of the release dates may change to 2020 or more films may be added, but for now we have all of the below to look forward to!
Hellboy (Lionsgate/Dark Horse Entertainment)
Dark Phoenix (Fox/Marvel Entertainment)
Captain Marvel (Disney/Marvel Studios)
Shazam! (Warner Bros/DC Entertainment)
Avengers 4 name TBC (Disney/Marvel Studios)
Spider-Man: Far From Home (Disney/Marvel Studios)
The New Mutants (Fox/Marvel Entertainment)
Joker (Warner Bros/DC Entertainment)
Wonder Woman 1984 (Warner Bros/DC Entertainment)
You could add M. Night Shyamalan’s Glass into the mix; whilst it isn’t based on a comic-book, it is being described as a superhero horror-thriller. There is also the potential of more films being released, perhaps something from the Sony Spider-Man universe such as Black Cat or Silver Sable. There’s also an X-Force film planned for the future which would see Deadpool and Cable return.
There is a lot to be excited about! Will Avengers 4 be a bigger success than Infinity War? What will the reaction be to the first female led Marvel Studios film in Captain Marvel? Will the lighter approach to Shazam! pay dividends compared to the notoriously dark and gritty DC films of the past? How will a film revolving around the Joker work? Will The New Mutants thrive by trying something different with the superhero genre?
There is a constant discussion about the potential of superhero fatigue in cinema but there are no signs of the movie-making machine slowing down. Marvel Studios/Disney even have a release date set 4 years in advance, with 29th July 2022 set for an untitled film. With Disney taking over Fox, this opens up the prospect for even more superhero films in the future with X-Men and The Fantastic Four being prospects to join the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
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