Upcoming Superhero Movies: Marvel, DC And More

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If there is one lesson that the past decade has taught us about the state of cinema, it is that superhero movies are, in many ways, the dominant film-going attraction. The anticipation for upcoming Marvel movies as well as upcoming DC movies may be higher than ever, considering the insane amount of new films on the bill. 

There are plenty of comic book movies like those to look forward to on our upcoming 2024 movies schedule and even further into the foreseeable future. The following is a sneak peak of literally everything in the category of superhero movies that you have to look forward to. 

Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths - Part Two (April 9 And 23, 2024)

BatFamily in Justice League: Crisis on Infinite Earths - Part Two

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The second part of the first “feature-length,” animated adaptation of the seminal DC Comics crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths, will release on digital on April 9 and on physical media on April 23. A Part Three of this story – following the Justice League’s struggle to save the DC Multiverse – will also be released later in 2024.

The Crow (June 7, 2024)

Brandon Lee The Crow screenshot

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James O'Barr's acclaimed supernatural comic book series, The Crow, spawned three films (the most acclaimed of which starred the late Brandon Lee) and a TV series adaptation you might not have heard of starring Mark Decascos. According to Deadline, Bill Skarsgård stars as undead vigilante Eric Draven in an upcoming reboot releasing in June 2024.

Deadpool & Wolverine (Deadpool 3) (July 26, 2024)

Ryan Reynolds in Deadpool & Wolverine

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Plans for an X-Force spin-off movie were once announced by Ryan Reynolds, but, following the Disney/Fox merger, the Merc with a Mouth will make his MCU debut (with help from the TVA as the trailer reveals) with a direct third installment called Deadpool & Wolverine, which is releasing in July 2024. Free Guy and The Adam Project helmer Shawn Levy has been hired to direct, and Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick have returned to write the superhero comedy, which will also mark Hugh Jackman’s triumphant return to his most iconic role.  

Kraven The Hunter (August 30, 2024)

Aaron Taylor-Johnson in Kraven the Hunter

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J.C. Chandor, director of Netflix’s Triple Frontier, is helming an origin story about Kraven the Hunter that is coming out in August 2024. MCU alum and Kick-Ass star Aaron Taylor-Johnson will play the Russian-born predator, who is famous for going after the biggest game imaginable (namely Spider-Man) and is also the brother of the Chameleon, believe it or not.

Joker: Folie Á Deux (October 4, 2024)

Joaquin Phoenix made up as Joker

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Despite its controversially disturbing subject matter and lack of any ties to the DCEU, Joker became a $1 billion hit and earned star Joaquin Phoenix an Oscar. In the fall of 2024, the actor will reprise the role of Arthur Fleck alongside Lady Gaga as his Harley Quinn in co-writer and director Todd Phillips’ sequel, Joker: Folie á Deux.

Venom 3 (November 8, 2024)

Venom in the original Venom movie

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After playing favorite DC villain Bane in The Dark Knight Rises, Tom Hardy later returned to comic book movies as favorite Marvel villain, but as the protagonist of his own solo film. The actor is returning to Eddie Brock and his symbiotic, anti-heroic alter-ego a third time in the currently untitled third Venom movie, which also stars Juno Temple and Chiwetel Ejiofor.

Watchmen (2024)

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Writer Alan Moore and artist Dave Gibbons’ revolutionary graphic novel, Watchmen, served as the inspiration for a live-action feature-length film by Zach Snyder and an Emmy-winning HBO miniseries that acted as a follow-up. A new, animated direct adaptation is in the works that, according to CBR, is going to be rated R (a requirement if it intends to be faithful to the source material) and is set to debut on digital and Blu-ray in 2024. 

Captain America: Brave New World (February 14, 2025)

Anthony Mackie as Captain America in The Falcon And The Winter Soldier

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Those who have felt like they’ve been in the dark since Steve Rogers gave up his shield shall not fear, for there is a new Cap in town. Anthony Mackie’s Sam Wilson officially took up the mantle in the Falcon and the Winter Soldier series finale, and it looks like we will see him finally bear the stars and stripes on the big screen in Captain America: Brave New World (which was formerly titled New World Order) when it releases in February 2025.

Fantastic Four (May 2, 2025)

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Marvel's first superhero family is finally inducted into the MCU, as played by Pedro Pascal as Mr. Fantastic, Vanessa Kirby as Invisible Woman, Joseph Quinn as Human Torch, and Ebon Moss-Bachrach as The Thing. WandaVision director Matt Shakman will be at the helm of Marvel’s Fantastic Four reboot, which will be released in May 2025.

Superman (July 11, 2025)

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Snyderverse fans were sad to learn Henry Cavill would no longer be playing Superman, but it was exciting to later learn that writer and director James Gunn would be introducing a new interpretation of the Man of Steel in the upcoming Superman, which was titled Superman: Legacy previously. David Corenswet and Rachel Brosnahan have joined the film's cast as Clark Kent and Lois Lane, respectively, for the first big screen installment of the DCU’s first chapter, “Gods and Monsters,” coming in July 2025.

Thunderbolts (July 25, 2025)

Concept artwork of the MCU's Thunderbolts lineup

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In 1996, Marvel Comics introduced a team of reformed supervillains – a la DC’s Suicide Squad – known as the Thunderbolts, which will be inducted into the MCU in Summer 2025. The likes of Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes and Florence Pugh as Yelena Belova are set to return in the Thunderbolts movie cast, which also includes Harrison Ford filling in as Thunderbolt Ross.

Blade (November 7, 2025)

Mahershala Ali as sunglasses-wearing Vector in Alita: Battle Angel

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Taking over a role originated onscreen by Wesley Snipes is two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali in Blade, which is currently set for a November 2025 release. Bringing back the vampire hunter could mark a turning point where the MCU gets a little darker.

Avengers 5 (May 1, 2026)

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In May 2026, a new generation of Avengers will be front and center in the tentatively titled Avengers 5, which is being helmed by Shang-Chi director Destin Daniel Cretton The sequel was originally called Avengers: The Kang Dynasty before Jonathan Majors was dropped from the role of Kang following legal troubles.

The Batman: Part II (October 2, 2026)

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While not part of the new DCU continuity, co-writer and director Matt Reeves’ follow-up to his refreshing new vision of Gotham is still one of the most highly anticipated upcoming Batman movies at the moment. Robert Pattinson is expected to put the cape and cowl back on for The Batman: Part II, which hits theaters in October 2026. 

Avengers: Secret Wars (May 7, 2027)

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Much like how Avengers: Infinity War was the first half of a story that concluded with Avengers: Endgame, Avengers 5 is the first half of a story that will be concluded with Avengers: Secret Wars. Also the final chapter of the MCU’s Phase 6, the film is set to be released in May 2027 – almost exactly one year after its predecessor.

The Toxic Avenger (TBA)

Peter Dinklage in The Toxic Avenger

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One of the most iconic (and quite nasty) superhero comedies, The Toxic Avenger, has a reboot that premiered at Fantastic Fest in September 2023, according to Entertainment Weekly. The original creators of the 1984 Troma release, Lloyd Kaufman and Michael Herz, produced writer and director Macon Blair’s update, starring Peter Dinklage, Jacob Tremblay, and Elijah Wood.

Spider-Man: Beyond The Spider-Verse (TBA)

Miles Morales in mid-air in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

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The second half of Miles Morales and co.’s latest interdimensional adventure was originally set to come out roughly a year after Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse. Easily the most highly anticipated upcoming movie related to Spider-Man at the moment, Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse has been removed from Sony's release schedule for now, as of late July 2023.

The Authority (TBA)

the authority in dc comics

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At the moment, we do not know how the forthcoming DCU aims to introduce the Justice League into its continuity, but we do know a more underrated DC superhero team is about to make its cinematic debut. James Gunn calls The Authority – featuring characters from DC’s Wildstorm imprint like Midnighter and Deathblow – a passion project of his.

The Brave And The Bold (TBA)

Batman: The Brave and the Bold

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In addition to Robert Pattinson and Matt Reeves' “Elseworlds” movies, the DCU will also have its own version of Batman. Director Andy Muschietti’s The Brave and the Bold will be the first big screen endeavor since Joel Schumacher’s live-action Batman movies to pair the Dark Knight with Robin, in the form of his estranged son, Damian Wayne.


Keanu Reeves as John Wick in Chapter 4

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In 2021, Boom! Studios published a comic book called, which is about an ageless, merciless warrior and is based on an idea by actor Keanu Reeves. The actor is set to play said character in an adaptation of the book for Netflix.

Irredeemable (TBA)

Irredeemable Plutonian comic book artwork

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At this point, “superheroes-gone-bad” stories are not exactly anything new, with shows like The Boys and Invincible proving to be successful. However, Mark Waid’s Boom! Studios title, Irredeemable, is one of the most acclaimed stories that fall under said theme, and with a filmmaker as uniquely talented as Jeymes Samuel at the helm (according to Deadline), Netflix’s feature adaptation is poised to be something special.

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen (TBA)

Sean Connery in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

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Alan Moore’s The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – depicting a team-up of various literary figures, including Alan Quartermain and Captain Nemo – was adapted into a 2003 movie hated even by its star, the late Sir Sean Connery. Hulu is giving a feature-length adaptation of the beloved comic a second try.

Spawn (TBA)

Spawn #1 Images Comics artwork of the demonic character

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Todd McFarlane’s story of a mercenary sent back from Hell to atone for his sons on Earth as a do-gooder has been adapted twice – as a 1997 feature with Michael Jai White and as an HBO animated series starring Keith David. A reboot of Spawn from Blumhouse – the studio behind some of the best horror movies in recent memory – is in the works, with Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx set to play the title role.

Supergirl: Woman Of Tomorrow (TBA)

Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow

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For the first time since 1984, Clark Kent’s cousin will lead her own cinematic adventure with the DCU’s Supergirl: Woman of Tomorrow – inspired by Tom King’s comic book run of the same name. Following her breakout performance in HBO’s House of the Dragon cast as Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen’s younger self, Milly Alcock is playing the titular Kryptonian in the new film. 

Swamp Thing (TBA)

DC Comics artwork of New 52 Swamp Thing

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The half-man, half-plant humanoid hero is finally getting another shot on the big screen, following the premature cancellation of his otherwise well-received DC Universe TV show. Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny director James Mangold said on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast that he intends to make his Swamp Thing something in the vein of a “noir mystery horror film.”

Constantine 2 (TBA)

Keanu Reeves as John Constantine in 2005 film

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The first and only time that magic-wielding occult detective John Constantine has been portrayed in a live-action movie was by Keanu Reeves in a 2005 thriller that has since gained a cult following. The long-awaited follow-up, Constantine 2, is now in the works with the John Wick actor set to reprise the role after hoping for the chance for some time.

J.J. Abrams-Ta-Nehisi Coates Superman Movie (TBA)

DC Comics artwork of Val-Zod Superman from Earth-2: Society

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James Gunn’s Superman might not be the only new iteration of the hero coming to theaters, as J.J. Abrams is also producing a new blockbuster with comic book writer Ta-Nehisi Coates penning the script. The film – which James Gunn confirmed is still happening on Threads – is one of two upcoming titles featuring a Black interpretation of the Man of Steel, along with producer Michael B. Jordan’s Val-Zod series for Max.

X-Men (TBA)

Giant-Size X-Men 1975 comic book cover

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When Disney purchased Fox and all of its licensed properties, fans knew that the X-Men would finally be coming to the MCU and Kevin Feige once said that the goal was a Phase Five introduction in 2019. It looks like that is no longer the plan, but recent titles – such as Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Ms. Marvel – have dropped hints of the reboot’s imminent release.

Shang-Chi 2 (TBA)

Simu Liu surrounded by antiques in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

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Simu Liu filled the shoes of the MCU’s first Asian superhero in the action-packed 2021 hit, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. He will reprise the role in a follow-up, along with Destin Daniel Cretton also returning as the writer and director.

Spider-Man 4 (TBA)

Tom Holland in Spider-Man: No Way Home 2021

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Everybody has their own favorite live-action, cinematic iteration of Peter Parker – all three of which got to share the screen together in 2021’s Spider-Man: No Way Home. The ending of the cross-dimensional epic also introduced the beginning of a new era for the webslinger that will continue with the fourth MCU-canon solo adventure starring Tom Holland.

Armor Wars (TBA)

Don Cheadle as James Rhodes in Secret Invasion series

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Finally getting his own big screen adventure in the MCU is Don Cheadle as James “Rhodey” Rhodes – otherwise known as War Machine. Originally conceived as an upcoming Disney+ Marvel TV show, Armor Wars takes inspiration from a comic that sees the Iron Man technology fall into the wrong hands. 

Untitled Sony/Marvel Project (TBA)

Jessica Drew is Spider-Woman from Marvel Comics

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In Sony’s mouthful of a Spider-Man universe, fellow arachnoid superhero Spider-Woman may soon be getting her own movie. Olivia Wilde has been tapped to direct the currently untitled female-centric project, but there is no word on which specific iteration of the character (Jessica Drew? Gwen Stacy?) it will focus on at the moment.

Bloodshot 2 (TBA)

Vin Diesel in Bloodshot

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Right about the time that going to movie theaters started becoming a rarity in 2020, Bloodshot became the first movie based on a Valiant comic. In November of that year, a direct follow-up with Vin Diesel reprising the title role was announced, giving hope to a new shared universe inspired by the lesser-known publisher.

Harbinger (TBA)

Harbinger from Valiant Comics

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Another Valiant movie adaptation reportedly in the works is Harbinger, which first went into development under Sony (which made Bloodshot) before switching to Paramount in 2019. According to ScreenRant, Paul Downs Colaizzo of Brittany Runs a Marathon fame will direct this adaptation of an “X-Men-esque” property about psionic superhumans.

Faith (TBA)

Faith from Valiant Comics

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One of the protagonists of Harbinger has her own movie in development as well, according to Variety's exclusive report from February 2023. The title character of Faith -- which will be penned by Jurassic Park: Dominion writer, Emily Carmichael -- also goes by the name Zephyr, in reference to her ability to fly and allow other people to soar with her. 

Shadowman (TBA)

Shadowman from Valiant Comics

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Another movie based on the Valiant comic called Shadowman was greenlit back in 2017 with House Party director Reginald Hudlin and writers J. Michael Straczynski and Adam Simon attached. Not many further developments have been made regarding this movie about a New Orleans man given dark, supernatural abilities.

Green Hornet And Kato (TBA)

Seth Rogen and Jay Chou in The Green Hornet

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Hollywood first adapted The Green Hornet – originally a radio play – for the big screen as a Seth Rogen-led comedy in 2011, and Universal Pictures and Amasia Entertainment have reportedly teamed-up for a David Koepp-penned reboot called Green Hornet and Kato. According to Deadline, The Invisible Man director Leigh Whannel is reportedly in negotiations to helm this new adventure that a report by Giant Freaking Robot claims might star Chris Pine as The Green Hornet.

One Punch Man (TBA)

The legendary One Punch Man in One Punch Man.

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The only way to make One Punch Man – a satirical manga-turned-anime about a superhero bored by his ability to defeat any enemy in one strike – into a feature-length film is to make it a comedy. Hopefully, that is the intention of the screenwriting duo behind Venom, who have been tapped by Sony to adapt it, and Fast and Furious movies helmer Justin Lin, who has been brought on to direct, according to EW.

My Hero Academia (TBA)

Bakugo and Uraraka in My Hero Academia.

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My Hero Academia is a popular anime inspired by a popular manga that follows a powerless boy who enrolls in a special school to learn how to be a superhero. In 2018, Legendary Entertainment purchased the rights to develop a live-action adaptation that, according to THR, will be released on Netflix.  

Hellboy: The Crooked Man (TBA)

Dark Horse Comics artwork of Hellboy from The Crooked Man storyline

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Following in the footsteps of Ron Perlman and David Harbour, Jack Kesy is about to take over the role of Hellboy in yet another reboot of the franchise based on Mike Mignola's Dark Horse comic book series. Inspired by the writer's favorite story featuring the heroic demon, Hellboy: The Crooked Man is a prequel taking place in 1950s Apalachia.

El Muerto (TBA)

El Muerto

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The first Latino character to lead a live-action Marvel movie is among the last you might expect to be chosen for such an honor, having only a handful of appearances in the comics to his name so far. However, El Muerto – a solo film about a luchador and Spider-Man adversary – was recently pulled from Sony's release schedule after musician and Bullet Train cast member Bad Bunny dropped out of the title role.

Whether you put your stock in the Marvel Universe (or Marvel Multiverse), the DC Universe (or DC Multiverse), or even neither, there is sure to be something hitting the big screen at some point that will satisfy your craving for a fun superhero adventure.

Jason Wiese
Content Writer

Jason Wiese writes feature stories for CinemaBlend. His occupation results from years dreaming of a filmmaking career, settling on a "professional film fan" career, studying journalism at Lindenwood University in St. Charles, MO (where he served as Culture Editor for its student-run print and online publications), and a brief stint of reviewing movies for fun. He would later continue that side-hustle of film criticism on TikTok (@wiesewisdom), where he posts videos on a semi-weekly basis. Look for his name in almost any article about Batman.