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The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies 

Jason Bancroft
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Updated November 5, 2019 27.7k votes 2.5k voters 62.6k views 27 items

List Rules List includes all scheduled comic book movies - vote up the films you are most excited to see.

One thing is for certain: it’s a great time to be a comic book movie fan. Every Hollywood studio from Disney to Warner Bros. is all in for making superhero movies. Several studios have even announced projects based on comics that won’t be released until 2020! Here is your personal guide to the most anticipated comic book movies coming out in the next few years.

With the success of Patty Jenkins' Wonder Woman, the highly anticipated sequel has been officially set for production with Gal Gadot returning as Diana Prince. Other upcoming Marvel movies include Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame.

Although the DC movies haven't quite lived up to the hype, Warner Bros and their DC Extended Universe are developing many sequels, spinoffs, and standalone movies. After the release of Justice League, we will get Justice League Part Two and Justice League Dark with possibly Peter Jackson as director. Other upcoming DCEU movies to be released in 2020 and on include The Batman, Green Lantern Corps, Suicide Squad 2, Nightwing, Gotham City Sirens, and Deathstroke with Joe Manganiello and director Gareth Evans. 

2019 superhero films include Shazam! starring Zachary Levi; Captain Marvel starring Brie Larson; and another Avengers: Endgame

Make sure to also keep your eyes open for upcoming comic book films like the Hellboy reboot, X-Men horror movie The New Mutants, and Birds of Prey.

Vote up the upcoming superhero movies you're most excited about and are sure to see in theaters.

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voting closed at #1 April 26, 2019

Actors: Robert Downey Jr, Josh Brolin, Mark Ruffalo, Tom Hiddleston, Chris Evans, + more

Directed by: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

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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voting closed at #3 Captain Marvel March 8, 2019

Actors: Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, Ben Mendelsohn, Djimon Hounsou, Lee Pace, + more

Directed by: Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck

Captain Marvel is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Anna Boden and Ryan Fleck, based on the Marvel Comics character. In 1995, former U.S. Air Force fighter pilot Carol Danvers (Brie ...more

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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
June 25, 2021

Actors: Robert Pattinson

Directed by: Matt Reeves

The Batman is a 2021 superhero film directed by Matt Reeves, based on the DC Comics character. A deeper look into the detective side of Batman (Robert Pattinson).
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Justice League Part Two ... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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Actors: Gal Gadot, Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Ray Fisher, Ezra Miller, + more

Justice League Part Two is a 2020 superhero film, based on the DC Comics superhero team. The superhero team must come together once again to face a formidable foe.
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Wonder Woman 1984 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
June 5, 2020

Actors: Gal Gadot

Directed by: Patty Jenkins

Wonder Woman 1984 is a 2020 American superhero film directed by Patty Jenkins, based on the DC Comics character. Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) comes into conflict with the Soviet Union during the ...more

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The Flashpoint is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
2021

Actors: Ezra Miller, Gal Gadot, Kiersey Clemons, Billy Crudup, Ray Fisher

The Flash is a 2021 superhero film based on the DC Comics character. After traveling into a timeline where the Earth is nearly destroyed, the Flash (Ezra Miller) must put things right.
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Gambit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
voting closed at #8 TBA

Actors: Channing Tatum, Lea Seydoux

Project has been canceled.

Gambit is a 2019 superhero film based on the Marvel Comics character. The origin story of the Cajun superhero Gambit (Channing Tatum).
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Will Wilson added April 3, 2020

Actors: Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga, Blu Hunt, + more

Directed by: Josh Boone

The New Mutants is a 2020 American horror film directed by Josh Boone. Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team, the superhero film follows five young mutants who are held captive in a secret ...more

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voting closed at #9 April 12, 2019

Actors: David Harbour, Ian McShane, Milla Jovovich, Sasha Lane, Penelope Mitchell, + more

Directed by: Neil Marshall

Hellboy is a 2019 American supernatural superhero film directed by Neil Marshall. Hellboy (David Harbour) squares off against a medieval sorceress (Milla Jovovich) who seeks to destroy

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Green Lantern Corps is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
July 24, 2020
Green Lantern Corps is a 2020 superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team. A group of humans join the Green Lantern Corps, an alien interstellar police force that protects the
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Batgirl is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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Directed by: Joss Whedon

Batgirl is a 2019 superhero film directed by Joss Whedon, based on the DC Comics character. The origin story of Barbara Gordon becoming the vigilante, Batgirl.
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Inhumans is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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Suicide Squad 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
August 6, 2021

Actors: Jared Leto, Margot Robbie, Joel Kinnaman

Directed by: Gavin O'Connor

Suicide Squad 2 is a 2019 superhero film directed by Gavin O'Connor, based on the DC Comics superhero team. The government must once again rely on a team of supervillains to save humanity.
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voting closed at #15 April 5, 2019

Actors: Zachary Levi, Mark Strong, Jack Dylan Grazer, Asher Angel, Grace Fulton, + more

Directed by: David F. Sandberg

Shazam! is a 2019 superhero film directed by David F. Sandberg, based on the DC Comics character. A boy (Asher Angel) is given the ability to become an adult superhero (Zachary Levi) in times of ...more

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Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
Black Adam TBA

Actors: Dwayne Johnson

Black Adam is a 2021 film based on the DC Comics character. The story of how Black Adam (Dwayne Johnson) came to be known.
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Untitled Harley Quinn an... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
Untitled Harley Quinn and Joker Film TBA

Actors: Margot Robbie, Jared Leto

Directed by: Glenn Ficarra and John Requa

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voting closed at #17 October 4, 2019

Actors: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Bill Camp, Frances Conroy, + more

Directed by: Todd Phillips

Joker is a 2019 American crime drama film directed by Todd Phillips, based on the DC Comics character. In 1981, a failed stand-up comedian (Joaquin Phoenix) is driven insane, turning to a life ...more
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Nightwing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
Nightwing is a 2019 superhero film directed by Chris McKay, based on the DC Comics character. The story of how Dick Grayson becomes the vigilante, Nightwing.
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Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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Actors: Joe Manganiello

Directed by: Gareth Evans

Deathstroke is a 2020 superhero film directed by Gareth Evans, based on the DC Comics character. The story of how mercenary and assassin Slade Wilson (Joe Manganiello) becomes one of Batman's ...more
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Gotham City Sirens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
TBA

Actors: Margot Robbie, Jared Leto

Directed by: David Ayer

Gotham City Sirens is a 2019 superhero film directed by David Ayer, based on the DC Comics characters. Three of Gotham City's most notorious female criminals embark on one of their most ...more
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Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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Actors: Ray Fisher, Joe Morton

Cyborg is a 2020 superhero film based on the DC Comics character. Victor Stone (Ray Fisher) deals with becoming the superhero known as Cyborg with the help of his father (Joe Morton).
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voting closed at #22 July 5, 2019

Actors: Tom Holland, Samuel L. Jackson, Zendaya, Cobie Smulders, Jon Favreau, + more

Directed by: Jon Watts

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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Justice League Dark is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
Justice League Dark 2020
Justice League Dark is a 2020 superhero film based on the DC Comics superhero team. A team of supernatural members comes together.
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voting closed at #26 June 7, 2019

Actors: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Tye Sheridan, + more

Directed by: Simon Kinberg

Dark Phoenix is a 2019 American superhero film directed by Simon Kinberg, based on the Marvel Comics characters. When a solar flare hits the X-Men during a rescue mission in space, Jean Grey ...more

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Fantastic Four 2 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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Actors: Kate Mara, Miles Teller, Michael B. Jordan, Jamie Bell