Sequels The Best Superhero Movie Sequels  

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List Rules Only sequels in new / standalone superhero movie series or reboots

What happens when a film is just so super that fans are begging for more? A super sequel! This list of the best superhero movie sequels includes trailers and ranks these awesome films, based on the votes of superhero fans and movie buffs like you. These all-time top superhero movie sequels are much loved, some even more than the originals. What are the best superhero movie sequels of all time?

It seems everyone's favorite superhero has a film franchise (or two) these days. From Batman and the X-Men to Ghost Rider and RoboCop, Hollywood couldn't stop at just one movie. These sequels and part two movies continue the stories of these awesome and super (sorry!) characters and worlds.

This list features the greatest superhero movie sequels including The Dark Knight Rises, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, Spiderman 3, and Batman Returns. Vote up the best of these superhero film sequels below. If you don't see the sequels you think are the greatest be sure to add them for other film nerds and superhero fans to vote on!

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The Dark Knight Batman Begins The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District ...more

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Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: The First Avenger Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Captain America, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios ...more

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Captain America: Civil War is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
CosmicCastaway added Captain America: Civil War Captain America: The Winter Soldier Captain America: Civil War is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics character. Political interference in the Avengers' activities causes a ...more

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kruglik added X-Men: Days of Future Past X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men: Days of Future Past is a 2014 science fiction action film written by Jane Goldman, Simon Kinberg and Matthew Vaughn; directed by Matthew Vaughn.

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Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man Spider-Man 2 is a 2004 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. While struggling to manage both his personal life and his duties as Spider-Man, Peter ...more

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The Dark Knight Rises The Dark Knight The Dark Knight Rises is a 2012 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character. Eight years after the Joker's reign of anarchy, Batman (Christian Bale), with the ...more

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X-Men: First Class X-Men Origins: Wolverine X-Men: First Class is a 2011 American superhero film, based on the X-Men characters appearing in Marvel Comics. It is the fifth installment in the X-Men film series. It serves as a prequel to ...more

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X-Men 2 X-Men X2 is a 2003 American superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team appearing in Marvel Comics, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the second installment in the X-Men film series. The ...more

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Batman Returns Batman Batman Returns is a 1992 American superhero film, directed and produced by Tim Burton, based upon the Batman character appearing in comics published by DC Comics. It is the second installment of ...more

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Kebab101 added Logan Logan is a 2017 American superhero drama film featuring the Marvel Comics character Wolverine. It is the 10th installment in the X-Men film series and the third and final Wolverine solo film ...more

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Iron Man 2 Iron Man Iron Man 2 is a 2010 American superhero film directed by Jon Favreau, based on the Marvel Comics character. With the world now aware of his identity as Iron Man, Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) ...more

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The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
kruglik added The Wolverine X-Men: First Class, X-Men Origins: Wolverine The Wolverine is a 2013 American superhero film directed by James Mangold, based on the Marvel Comics superhero. When Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) is summoned to Japan by an old acquaintance, he is ...more

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Blade II Blade Blade II is a 2002 American vampire superhero action film based on the fictional Marvel Comics character Blade. It is the sequel of the first film and the second part of the Blade film series, ...more

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MichaelChoi added Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is a 2017 American superhero film directed by James Gunn, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family ...more

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Thor: The Dark World Thor Thor: The Dark World is a 2013 American superhero film directed by Alan Taylor, based on the Marvel Comics character. When Dr. Jane Foster (Natalie Portman) gets cursed with a powerful entity ...more

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Hellboy II: The Golden Army Hellboy Hellboy II: The Golden Army is a 2008 American supernatural superhero film based on the fictional character Hellboy created by Mike Mignola. The movie was written and directed by Guillermo del ...more

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The Incredible Hulk Hulk The Incredible Hulk is a 2008 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character the Hulk, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Universal Pictures. It is the second ...more

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Iron Man 3 Iron Man 2 Iron Man 3 is a 2013 superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Iron Man, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures. It is the sequel to 2008's ...more

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Superman II Superman Superman II is a 1980 British-American superhero film directed by Richard Lester. It is a sequel to the 1978 film Superman and stars Gene Hackman, Christopher Reeve, Terence Stamp, Ned Beatty, ...more

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CosmicCastaway added X-Men: Apocalypse X-Men: Days of Future Past X-Men: Apocalypse is a 2016 Action, Adventure, Fantasy film written by Michael Dougherty, Dan Harris, Simon Kinberg and directed by Bryan Singer.

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The Chronicles of Riddick Pitch Black The Chronicles of Riddick is a 2004 American science fiction film which follows the adventures of Richard B. Riddick as he attempts to elude capture after the events depicted in the 2000 film ...more

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Jus... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
adenbuettner added Batman Vs Superman Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film directed by Zack Snyder, based on the DC Comics characters. Fearing that the actions of Superman are left unchecked, Batman ...more

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Kick-Ass 2 Kick-Ass Kick-Ass 2 is a 2013 action comedy film written and directed by Jeff Wadlow.

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X-Men Origins: Wolverine X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a 2009 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics' fictional character Wolverine, distributed by 20th Century Fox. It is the fourth installment in the X-Men film ...more

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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Thor: Ragnarok Thor: The Dark World Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Taika Waititi. Four years after the events of Thor: The Dark World, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) must win a gladiatorial duel against an ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Avengers: Infinity War Avengers: Infinity War is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo. Torn apart after the events of Captain America: Civil War, the Avengers join forces with the Guardians ...more

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Blade: Trinity Blade II Blade: Trinity is a 2004 American vampire superhero action film written, produced and directed by David S. Goyer who also wrote the screenplays to Blade and Blade II, and also produced by and ...more

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Spider-Man: Homecoming is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Spider-Man: Homecoming Spider-Man: Homecoming is a 2017 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. Peter Parker (Tom Holland) balances his life as an ordinary high school ...more

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RoboCop 2 RoboCop RoboCop 2 is a 1990 American cyberpunk action film directed by Irvin Kershner and starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan and Gabriel Damon. Set in the near ...more

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X-Men: The Last Stand X-Men 2 X-Men: The Last Stand is a 2006 superhero film, based on the X-Men superhero team introduced in Marvel Comics. The film, distributed by 20th Century Fox, is the third installment in the X-Men ...more

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Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer Fantastic Four Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer is a 2007 superhero film directed by Tim Story, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. The Fantastic Four learn that they aren't the only ...more

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Avengers: Age of Ultron The Avengers Avengers: Age of Ultron is a 2015 American superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team. When Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) and Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo) ...more

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Avengers: Infinity War – Part ... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 The untitled Avengers film, colloquially referred to as Avengers 4, is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team.

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adenbuettner added Superman Returns Superman Returns is a 2006 American superhero film directed and produced by Bryan Singer. It is based on the DC Comics character Superman and serves as an homage sequel to the motion pictures ...more

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Black Panther is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Black Panther Black Panther is a 2018 American superhero film, based on the Marvel Comics character, directed by Ryan Coogler. After the events of Captain America: Civil War, King T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) ...more

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Deadpool 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Deadpool 2 Deadpool 2 is a 2018 American superhero film directed by David Leitch, based on the Marvel Comics character. Wade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds) forms his own team of mutants to stop mysterious ...more

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Iron Man Franchise is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Iron Man Franchise Iron Man is a 2008 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character of the same name, produced by Marvel Studios and distributed by Paramount Pictures.It is the first film in the ...more

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Ant-Man and the Wasp is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Ant-Man and the Wasp Ant-Man and the Wasp is a 2018 American superhero film directed by Peyton Reed. As Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) balances being both a superhero and a father, Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) and Dr. ...more

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Avengers Franchise is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Avengers Franchise Marvel's The Avengers(classified under the name Marvel Avengers Assemble in the United Kingdom and Ireland), or simply The Avengers, is a 2012 American superhero film based on the Marvel Comics ...more

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adenbuettner added Batman Forever Batman Returns Batman Forever is a 1995 American superhero film directed by Joel Schumacher and produced by Tim Burton, based on the DC Comics character Batman. It is the third installment of the initial ...more

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Terminator 2: Judgment Day is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Terminator 2: Judgment Day The Terminator Terminator 2: Judgment Day is a 1991 American science fiction action thriller film written, produced and directed by James Cameron. The film stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, Linda Hamilton, Robert ...more

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Split is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Split Split is a 2016 American psychological horror thriller film directed and written by M. Night Shyamalan. After a wholesome teen birthday party, three girls are kidnapped in broad daylight: ...more

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Guyver: Dark Hero The Guyver Guyver: Dark Hero is a 1994 American science fiction action film based on the manga and anime, Bio Booster Armor Guyver. It is a sequel to the 1991 film, The Guyver. Written by Nathan Long and ...more

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TMNT Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III TMNT is a 2007 American computer-animated fantasy action film and a part of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise. Written and directed by Kevin Munroe, the film features the voice talents ...more

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Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger Part IV The Toxic Avenger Part III: The Last Temptation of Toxie Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV is a 2000 American superhero comedy film directed by Lloyd Kaufman and written by Kaufman, Michael Herz, Patrick Cassidy, Trent Haaga, and uncredited ...more

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The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 The Amazing Spider-Man The Amazing Spider-Man 2 is a 2014 American superhero film featuring the Marvel Comics character Spider-Man, directed by Marc Webb and released by Columbia Pictures. It It is the fifth ...more

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Spider-Man 3 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Spider-Man 3 Spider-Man 2 Spider-Man 3 is a 2007 American superhero film directed by Sam Raimi, based on the Marvel Comics character. A strange black entity from another world bonds with Peter Parker (Tobey Maguire) and ...more

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reaperram added Riddick The Chronicles of Riddick Riddick is a 2013 British-American science fiction thriller film, the third installment in the The Chronicles of Riddick film series. Produced by and starring Vin Diesel as the title character, ...more