Upcoming superhero movies? There’s just a few of them!
Superhero movies have been the dominant force at the box office for the last decade, and there are a lot more to come in the near future. ‘Universes’ are all the rage and big hitters like the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), Sony Pictures Universe of Marvel Characters (SPUMC) and Detective Comics Extended Universe (DCEU) all have various projects in development.
With so many superhero movies in our future to look forward to, and the information surrounding them changing all the time, it can be hard to keep up with what’s going on.
This FinalBoss guide to upcoming superhero movies will be regularly updated with release dates along with cast and crew news.
Updated: 30 March 2022
Upcoming Superhero Movie #1 Dr Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (MCU)
Date: May 6 2022
Director: Sam Raimi
Dr Strange has had a bit of a wait for a sequel but it could turn out to be one of the most interesting upcoming superhero movies on this list. It is said to have more of a horror element so Raimi seems like a great choice. The Evil Dead is a cult horror favourite and he has superhero experience from the Toby Maguire Spider-man trilogy. Chiwetel Ejiofor will return as Baron Karl Mordo. Elisabeth Olsen’s Scarlet Witch will feature as the movie ties in with the Disney+ series WandaVision, as well as the Loki series.
Upcoming Superhero Movie #2 Thor: Love and Thunder (MCU)
Date: July 8 2022
Director: Taika Waititi
In Thor: Love and Thunder, Thor will become the first MCU hero to get a fourth solo movie, with Taika Waititi returning to direct after the awesome Ragnarok. Back for this upcoming superhero movie is Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, who will become a female Thor. The movie will also feature Thor’s good friends the Guardians of the Galaxy. Former Batman Christian Bale will play the movie’s villain, Gorr the God Butcher.
Upcoming Superhero Movie #3 Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse Part 1
Date: October 7 2022
Director: Joaquim Dos Santos
Spider-Verse was one of the surprise hits of 2018, adored by critics and the public alike. It broke the Disney/Pixar monopoly to win the Best Animated Film Oscar and almost instantly earned itself a sequel. Production on this upcoming superhero movie began in June 2020 and Shameik Moore (Miles Morales) and Hailee Steinfield (Gwen Stacy) will again voice the main characters, with romance set to bloom between the two. It will also likely lay the groundwork for Spider-Gwen to get her own movie.
Upcoming Superhero Movie #4 Black Adam (DC)
Date: October 21 2022
Director: Jaume Collet-Serra
Black Adam is one of the archenemies of Shazam and The Rock has been attached to the role since 2014, and at one time was going to be introduced in Shazam! That idea was ditched for a standalone debut with filming due to commence in summer 2020. Noah Centineo has signed up to play a character called Atom Smasher.
Upcoming Superhero Movie #5 Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (MCU)
Date: November 11 2022
Director: Ryan Coogler
RIP Chadwick Boseman.
The role of T’Challa will not be recast so the movie will focus on Wakanda and other characters introduced in the first movie.
Upcoming Superhero Movie #6 Shazam! Fury of the Gods (DC)
Date: December 16 2022
Director: David F. Sandberg
Early days for this movie, but Sandberg is set to return to direct, along with stars Zachary Levi and Michelle Borth. Also in the cast is Rachel Ziegler, with Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu signed up to play villainess’.
Upcoming Superhero Movie #7 The Marvels (MCU)
Date: February 17 2023
Director: Nia DaCosta
In August 2020 it was announced that Nia DaCosta would helm this sequel to Captain Marvel. Iman Vellani will play Ms Marvel and Teyonah Parris will play Monica Rambeau, as she did in WandaVision.
Upcoming Superhero Movie #8 Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
Date: March 17 2023
Director: James Wan
Aquaman was beloved by many and is the highest-grossing film in the DCEU, so a sequel was inevitable. Wan will again direct with Jason Mamoa contributing story ideas as well as starring in the title role. Patrick Wilson (Ocean Master) and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Black Manta) will also be back.
Upcoming Superhero Movie #9 Guardians Of The Galaxy Volume 3 (MCU)
Date: May 5 2023
Director: James Gunn
Gunn was hired, fired and then rehired for the space misfits third outing. All the main cast returns and events are likely to follow on from those in Thor: Love and Thunder which will also feature the guardians.
Upcoming Superhero Movie #10 Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania (MCU)
Date: July 28 2023
Director: Peyton Reed
All the main names from the first two Ant-Man movies back for a third outing. Reed returns to direct with Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lily, Michael Douglas and Michelle Pfieffer all returning. Kathryn Newman will take over the role of Scott’s, now older, daughter Cassie and Jonathan Majors is Kang The Conqueror.
Upcoming Superhero Movie #11 The Flash (DC)
Date: June 23 2023
Director: Andy Muschietti
Barry Allen gets a solo movie with Ezra Miller in the title role. Much like Marvel, DC will start its own multiverse, with Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck both appearing as Batman.
Upcoming Superhero Movie #12 Blue Beetle (DC)
Date: August 18 2023
Director: Angel Manuel Soto
Xolo Mariduena will star in the title role in this upcoming superhero movie as Jaime Reyes who becomes Blue Beetle.
Confirmed but Unscheduled
Whilst Marvel has plenty of movies scheduled through 2022 they also have plenty of plans beyond that, albeit without definite release dates…
- Batgirl is due to join the DC universe in 2022 but no confirmed date yet.
- Blade will be joining the MCU with Mahershala Ali in the title role.
- The MCU will also welcome the Fantastic Four, after their last screen outing bombed Marvel will be hoping for better things. Jon Watts, of the most recent Spider-man trilogy, will direct.
- Ryan Reynold’s will play the wisecracking Deadpool again, with the third movie seeing the character integrated into the MCU.
- After Sam Wilson took over the mantle as Captain America in Falcon and The Winter Soldier there will be a fourth Captain America movie.
- Shang-Chi and The Legend Of The Ten Rings is also confirmed for a sequel.
Check back regularly for updated information and in the meantime, we have plenty more movie content!
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