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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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Batman Begins
The Dark Knight is a 2008 superhero film directed by Christopher Nolan, based on the DC Comics character, Batman. Bruce Wayne (Christian Bale), Police Lieutenant James Gordon (Gary Oldman) and ...more
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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: 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: 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
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
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 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
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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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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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
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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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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The Wolverine is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
kruglik added 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
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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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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Avengers: Infinity War is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
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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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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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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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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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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Thor: Ragnarok is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
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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Spider-Man: Far From Home is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Far From Home is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Jon Watts, based on the Marvel Comics character. While on a vacation trip to Europe with his friends, Peter Parker is ...more
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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: 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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Avengers: Endgame is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Superhero Movie Sequels
Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1
Avengers: Endgame is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anthony and Joe Russo, based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, and the sequel to Avengers: Infinity War. After Thanos (Josh ...more
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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