Your guide to every Marvel and DC superhero movie until 2020
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Have we reached peak superhero movie yet?

It seems as if we have, yet last year Marvel and DC both announced a batch of films for their respective cinematic universes.

As it can get a bit overwhelming to keep up with what’s on the horizon, we’ve put together this handy guide to the latest superhero releases.

To keep it relatively simple, we’ve only included MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) and DCEU (DC Expanded Universe) films, so the X-Men film isn’t included (though it looks great).

Captain America: Civil War

Starring: Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie

#TeamCap takes on #TeamIronMan as two of the Avengers’ central heroes have a falling out and settle it all with an almighty scrap. Also featuring Spider-Man’s introduction to the MCU.

When? May 6, 2016

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Suicide Squad

Starring: Will Smith, Margot Robbie, Jared Leto

If you’re not a big fan of heroes, maybe DC can tempt you with this rag-tag bag of anti-heroes for something a bit grittier. Leto’s Joker is said to outcreep the late Heath Ledger’s legendary turn.

When? August 5, 2016

Doctor Strange

Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Michael Stuhlbarg

A big screen debut for Dr. Stephen Strange, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s first superhero role.

When? November 4, 2016

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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

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Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel

Marvel’s own rag-tag bag of anti-heroes return for a second outing after their first proved wildly popular. Expect wisecracks, a kick-ass soundtrack, and plenty of wry smiles from lead Chris Pratt.

When? May 5, 2017

Wonder Woman

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Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Lucy Davis

DC buck a trend by delivering the first female fronted superhero movie in as long as we can remember. After a brief stint in Batman v Superman, Gal Gadot gets to flex the muscles of the Amazonian goddess in a full length movie.

When? June 2, 2017

Wonder Woman steals show in Batman V Superman

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Starring: Tom Holland, Marisa Tomei

When Spider-Man cropped up in the Civil War trailer the internet went mad. He gets his own film, and his third reboot in a decade. Luckily this one’s part of the MCU so should be in safer hands.

When? July 7, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok

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Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Jaimie Alexander

The Norse God returns for his third film. Expect inter-planetary silliness an lots of gruff deliveries from one of the less believable arms of the Marvel franchise.

When? November 3, 2017

Justice League Part One

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Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller

DC’s answer to The Avengers brings together Batman, Superman, Green Lantern, The Flash and more for an ensemble hero piece that’s sure to rival the box office haul of Iron Man et al.

When? November 17, 2017

Black Panther

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Starring: Chadwick Boseman

Black Panther is set to make his first appearance in the upcoming Captain America: Civil War (from where our picture is taken). He’s said to play a big part in the upcoming Infinity War Avengers film, so keep an eye out for his standalone film.

When? February 16, 2018

The Flash

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Starring: Ezra Miller

The Flash has proven to be one of the CW’s sleeper hits on the small screen, and now DC have deemed it worthy to be brought to the big screen, albeit with a different cast.

When? March 16, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1

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Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Josh Brolin, Jeremy Renner

This epic looking double bill is being poised as something as a finale for the Avengers team (though we’re sure it won’t be because kerching!), and it’s rumoured there will be up too 100 heroes appearing throughout the two films.

When? May 4, 2018

Ant-Man and the Wasp

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Starring: Paul Rudd, Evangeline Lilly

Ant-Man surprised everyone by not being quite as ridiculously stupid as it could have been, and the sequel’s script has got star Paul Rudd on board once again, so we should be looking at a film perfectly weighted with humour.

When? July 6, 2018

Aquaman

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Starring: Jason Momoa

A brief cameo in Batman v Superman is all we’ve seen of Aquaman so far, so it remains to be seen whether this film will make a splash or be a damp squib.

When? July 27, 2018

Standalone Ben Affleck Batman film

Batman v Superman

Starring: Ben Affleck

The most recently announced DC film will see Affleck reprise his role as the Caped Crusader in a standalone Bats film. Nothing concrete on this one apart from the fact it is definitely happening.

When? Late 2018/2019

Captain Marvel

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Starring: TBA

Captain Marvel is Marvel’s first female fronted movie. No casting details (or any details yet really).

When? March 8, 2019

Shazam

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Starring: TBA

Shazam – also known as Captain Marvel in confusing fashion – is a DC character we’ve yet to learn much about. With three years to wait, there’s plenty of time to catch up.

When? April 9, 2019

Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2

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Starring: Robert Downey, Jr., Josh Brolin, Jeremy Renner

The second part of the mass Avengers blow-out that is set to assault our screens in a few years’ time.

When? May 3, 2019

Justice League Part Two

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Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller

The second part of the Justice League double header comes out just a couple of months after Marvel’s version, so it’ll be all out comic book warfare at the box office.

When? June 14, 2019

Inhumans

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Starring: TBA

The Inhumans look to be another team of heroes, so expect more ensemble action from Marvel.

When? July 12. 2019

Cyborg

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Starring: Ray Fisher

We’re hoping by the time this 2020 film rolls around Ray Fisher’s star has risen even further, but a slew of cameos in other Justice League films will surely ensure that.

When? April 3, 2020

Green Lantern Corps

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Starring: TBA

Ryan Reynolds has a pretty stacked superhero CV (two Deadpools and a Green Lantern), but don’t expect him to make a return in Green Lantern Corps.

What? June 19, 2020

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