Thirty-Two Possible Comic Book Movies For Marvel And DC Super Heroes In Four Years

32 Super Hero Comic Book Movies

Last week, a report surfaced that Warner Bros. is planning at least seven movies based on DC Comics properties from 2016 through 2018. If the Warner Bros. report is accurate, then there are at least twenty-one confirmed big budget comic book movies scheduled for the four years between 2015 through 2018. Here’s a list of the ones that are confirmed.

May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron – Marvel Studios
June 9, 2015 – Fantastic Four – 20th Century Fox
July 17, 2015 – Ant-Man – Marvel Studios
May 6, 2016 – Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice – Warner Bros.
May 6, 2016 – Captain America 3 – Marvel Studios
May 27, 2016 – X-Men: Apocalypse – 20th Century fox
June 10, 2016 – The Amazing Spider-Man 3 - Sony
July 8, 2016 – Untitled Movie – Marvel Studios
July 2016 – Shazam – Warner Bros.
December 2016 – Sandman – Warner Bros.
March 3, 2017 – The Wolverine 2 – 20th Century Fox
May 2017 – Justice League – Warner Bros.
May 5, 2017 – Untitled Movie – Marvel Studios
July 2017 – Wonder Woman – Warner Bros.
Jul 14, 2017 – Fantastic Four 2 – 20th Century Fox
December 2017 – Flash & Green Lantern Team-up – Warner Bros.
May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2 – Warner Bros.
May 4, 2018 – The Amazing Spider-Man 4 – 20th Century Fox
July 13, 2018 – Untitled Movie – 20th Century Fox
No Date Announced – Venom – Sony
No Date Announced – Sinister Six – Sony

However, the above list isn’t completely accurate, because there are a couple other things that need to be taken into consideration. First, there is only one DC Comics movie listed for 2018, and if Warner Bros. really does go to three DC Comics movies in 2016 and 2017, then they will likely continue this trend into 2018.

Another glaring omission from the above list is that we know Marvel Studios is likely to continue releasing at least two movies a year, and there are none listed as announced yet for 2018. However, if Warner Bros. really goes to three DC Comics movies a year, then will Marvel Studios really be content with just releasing two movies a year? Marvel Studios has already contemplated the possibility of going to three movies a year in the past, and there’s no way they are going to sit idly by and allow Warner Bros. to establish a foothold in the key movie months of May, July, and December. Our bet is Marvel Studios goes to three movies a year by 2016.

Then, there’s also 20th Century Fox, Sony, and possibly Universal in the mix. 20th Century Fox and Sony Pictures would also likely love to go to at least two super hero movies a year, and 20th Century Fox at least has enough characters on tap to support such a move. Also, if Universal does still have the rights to Prince Namor the Sub-Mariner, there’s no way they are going to risk those rights reverting to Marvel, so they are likely preparing something as well.

Here’s our purely speculative list of how things might unfold, whereby there could very possibly be 32 big budget comic book movies based on Marvel and DC Comics characters released in a four year span.

May 1, 2015 – Avengers: Age of Ultron – Marvel Studios
June 9, 2015 – Fantastic Four – 20th Century Fox
July 17, 2015 – Ant-Man – Marvel Studios
May 6, 2016 – Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice – Warner Bros.
May 6, 2016 – Captain America 3 – Marvel Studios
May 27, 2016 – X-Men: Apocalypse – 20th Century Fox
June 10, 2016 – The Amazing Spider-Man 3 - Sony
July 8, 2016 – Doctor Strange – Marvel Studios
July 2016 – Shazam – Warner Bros.
August 2016 – Gambit – 20th Century Fox
November 4, 2016 – Price Namor the Submariner - Universal
November 2016 – Thor 3 – Marvel Studios
December 2016 – Sandman – Warner Bros.
March 3, 2017 – The Wolverine 2 – 20th Century Fox
May 2017 – Justice League – Warner Bros.
May 5, 2017 – Avengers 3 – Marvel Studios
June 2017 – Sinister Six
July 2017 – Captain Marvel – Marvel Studios
July 2017 – Wonder Woman – Warner Bros.
Jul 14, 2017 – Fantastic Four 2 – 20th Century Fox
November 2017 – Black Panther – Marvel Studios
December 2017 – Venom - Sony
December 2017 – Flash & Green Lantern Team-up – Warner Bros.
March 2018 - Deadpool
April 2018 – Iron Man 4 – Marvel Studios
May 2018 – Man Of Steel 2 – Warner Bros.
May 4, 2018 – The Amazing Spider-Man 4 - Sony
July 2018 – Hulk – Marvel Studios
July 13, 2018 – X-Force – 20th Century Fox
July 2018 – Batman – Warner Bros.
November 2018 – Inhumans – Marvel Studios
December 2018 – Aquaman – Warner Bros.

What do you think? Would the 32 movies above make for a dream four years for comic book movie fans?