Total Nerd The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies  

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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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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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The Batman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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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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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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Wonder Woman 1984 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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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) 5 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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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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Justice League Part Two is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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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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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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Gambit is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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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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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
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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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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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Suicide Squad 2 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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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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Inhumans is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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Untitled Harley Quinn and Joke... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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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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Nightwing is listed (or ranked) 16 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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Black Adam is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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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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Deathstroke is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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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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Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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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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Gotham City Sirens is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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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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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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July 5, 2019
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
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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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June 7, 2019
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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Birds of Prey (And the Fantabu... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies
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Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) is a 2020 superhero film directed by Cathy Yan, based on the DC Comics superhero team. After splitting up with The Joker, ...more