Over a decade has passed since Marvel’s “Iron Man” made comic book movie naysayers take notice, and despite the countless comic-inspired films (some fantastic, others dreadful) that have been out in that time, the mania isn’t going away any time soon; to prove it, we’ve compiled a list of all the upcoming superhero movies that will blow you away.
It is only good news for those of us who are fans that there are a number of superhero movies that are set to be released in theaters over the next few years. Studios are getting ready to go head to head with their own franchises in the competition for domination, which is exciting for fans. It is becoming increasingly difficult to keep track of what is happening and when it is happening as a result of the continued growth and expansion of franchises’ rosters. You don’t need to worry about staying one step ahead of the competition because all of the information that you require can be found right here.
Thor: Love and Thunder
It was reported a few days before Comic-Con 2019 that Chris Hemsworth and Taika Waititi will be working together on a new “Thor” film, but the most significant statement was made during the convention itself, and it was that Natalie Portman will be making a comeback to the series. Waititi has stated that the future sequel will feature “for the first time ever,” a female version of Thor (via Variety). “From our point of view, only one individual is capable of playing that part.” Waititi got on one knee and presented Mjolnir to Portman, who joked that she’d “always had hammer envy” before receiving the hammer.
The actress who won an Oscar for the role played Jane Foster, Thor’s love interest on earth, in the films “Thor” (2011) and “Thor: The Dark World” (2013). However, the astrophysicist was not present in “Thor: Ragnarok” (2017), and the only explanation given for her absence was that Thor and Jane had broken up. It appeared that Portman’s time with Marvel had come to an end, but her character has undergone significant growth since her last film appearance. In the 2014 comic, Foster was given the title of Goddess of Thunder after being deemed worthy of wielding Thor’s hammer and taking on the persona of the Goddess of Thunder. Waititi has a lot of ambitious intentions, but we don’t know how any of them will turn out on the screen.
The filmmaker has remained tight-lipped about the story, but he did provide some tantalizing hints about it during a screening party for “Thor: Ragnarok” that took place in April of 2020. Waititi has stated that he has plans to incorporate space sharks into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also, contrary to the speculations, he stated that the Silver Surfer will not be appearing, although he did not rule out the possibility of Loki making an appearance again. We already know that Christian Bale will make his debut in the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the role of Gorr the God Butcher, the major antagonist, and that Tessa Thompson will reprise her role as Valkyrie and continue her search for her queen.
We also know that a number of the Guardians of the Galaxy will make an appearance, including Star-Lord, Nebula, and Kraglin, and that a large number of A-list actors will make cameos. For instance, Russell Crowe has recently stated that he will be playing Zeus, while other stars including as Matt Damon, Luke Hemsworth, Sam Neill, and Melissa McCarthy will also be appearing as Asgardian characters. This is going to be a celeb-studded event, and we couldn’t be more thrilled for this heavenly journey.
DC League of Super-Pets
James Gunn had the idea of filming a movie about Krypto the Superdog at one point in his career, but ultimately decided to produce “The Suicide Squad” instead. But before too long, audiences will be able to see Superman’s closest companion on the big screen, as none other than “Black Adam” actor Dwayne Johnson will lend his voice to the character.
The animated film “DC League of Super-Pets” showcases the vocal talents of a plethora of famous A-list actors and actresses from Hollywood. The Man of Steel, played by John Krasinski, is shown in the first trailer to have been kidnapped along with the other members of the Justice League by Lex Luthor, who also appears to have rendered them unable to fight. In order to stop Luthor and release the Justice League, it will be up to Krypto and the rest of the Super-Pets, including Kevin Hart in the role of Ace the Bat-Hound. The movie’s main nemesis is an old foe of Superman’s, but Krypto mentions both General Zod and the Legion of Doom in the trailer, so it’s possible that there may be further antagonists as well.
This kid-friendly DC adventure also stars Keanu Reeves, Kate McKinnon, Jameela Jamil, Thomas Middleditch, Ben Schwartz, and Dascha Polanco. Diego Luna plays Chip the squirrel, Vanessa Bayer plays PB the pig, and Natasha Lyonne plays Merton the turtle. The rest of the animal team is comprised of Natasha Lyonne, Vanessa Bayer, and Diego Luna. Polanco will presumably take on the role of Jessica Cruz, a Green Lantern who is of Mexican and Honduran ancestry, while Reeves will provide his voice to the role of the Dark Knight, Batman.
Green Lantern: Beware My Power
Every fan of superheroes is familiar with the oath taken by the Green Lantern: “No matter how bright the day or how dark the night, I will not let any evil get by me. My strength, the light of the Green Lantern, should make those who worship the forces of evil very afraid.” “Beware My Power” is the name of the next computer-animated film based on the Green Lantern franchise.
In this animated story, John Stewart, a former Marine sniper who has just been dismissed from the service (according to The Mary Sue), finds himself in the position of being given the legendary ring. After putting on the all-powerful piece of jewelry, he quickly discovered that he needed to team up with the Martian Manhunter, Hawkgirl, and Green Arrow in order to defeat the nefarious Sinestro. Lantern fans will be able to view Stewart’s animated adventures on July 26 when “Beware My Power” is published on physical media and digital platforms. Aldis Hodge, who has appeared in “Black Adam,” “Hidden Figures,” and “One Night in Miami,” will portray the role of Stewart in the live-action film.
Owen Wilson joined the ranks of the Marvel Cinematic Universe when he signed on to play Time Variance Authority agent Mobius M. Mobius in the Disney+ series “Loki,” but the series isn’t the only superhero-related project he’s involved with. He also has a role in the upcoming film “Inhumans,” which is based on the comic book series. Wilson will reportedly play the lead role in the upcoming comedy-action film “Secret Headquarters,” which will be distributed by Paramount. The plot of the film revolves around “a kid who discovers the secret headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home and must defend it with his group of friends when villains attack,” according to The Hollywood Reporter. We do not yet know if Wilson will play the aforementioned superhero, the father of the youngster who lives above the hero’s hidden HQ, or perhaps even a villain; but, we do know who will be in charge of directing this film that is geared at families.
Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, who co-directed the Netflix film “Project Power” in 2020 and are presently working together on the future “Mega Man” movie, will take turns serving as the film’s directors.
Joost and Schulman burst onto the Hollywood scene in 2011 with the horror prequel “Paranormal Activity 3,” which broke box office records on its way to a global haul of $207 million and made the men a sought-after double act. Since then, Joost and Schulman have starred in a number of successful films together, including “The Conjuring” and “Split.” The two writers collaborated with Josh Koenigsberg (“Orange Is the New Black”) on the script for “Secret Headquarters,” but Christopher Yost, who is best known for his work on the “Thor” movies and the critically acclaimed series “The Mandalorian” on Disney+, came up with the idea for the film in the first place. Walker Scobell, Jesse Williams, Momona Tamada, Abby James Witherspoon, Keith L. Williams, and Michael Pena are set to star in the movie, which is scheduled to premiere on Paramount+ in August of 2022.
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero
The glory days of “Dragon Ball Z” may be in the past, but the “Dragon Ball” franchise has enjoyed a renaissance in recent years, thanks in large part to the accomplishments of “Dragon Ball Super.” The events of this sequel series take place over the ten years that have passed since Goku’s victory over Majin Buu, shedding light on the passage of an entire decade. When we first see Goku, he has been toiling away as a farmer for half a year. However, he is quickly dragged into a new competition, where he engages in combat with a number of formidable monsters in order to win the planet-sized Super Dragon Balls. There has already been one movie that is based on this series, and it was a tremendous hit both in Japan and in the United States. The series has also inspired a video game.
“Dragon Ball Super: Broly,” which debuted in theaters throughout the world in December 2018, astounded many with its haul, bringing in more than $115 million at the global box office (which is over twice as much as Hollywood’s horrible live-action rendition). Given those figures, the announcement that a new “Dragon Ball Super” movie is in the works shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. During a panel presentation at [email protected] 2021, the title of the movie, “Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero,” was disclosed to the audience. Akio Iyoku, the show’s executive producer, commented that “it’s amazing” that there are two “supers” in the episode. We felt it was important to underline that this movie has a strong superhero theme throughout.
The author of “Dragon Ball,” Akira Toriyama, is keeping the specifics of the plot of this highly anticipated anime under wraps for the time being, although he did guarantee in an official statement that there will be “some severe and entertaining bouts.”
At this point, Dwayne Johnson has been talking about making a film adaptation of Black Adam for well over a decade. In 2014, he took to Twitter to announce his engagement, which marked the beginning of their official relationship. It was originally planned for him to make his debut as the well-known villain turned antihero in the movie “Shazam!,” but in 2017, the executives determined that he was an important enough character to warrant his own movie. Since then, there has been an excruciatingly slow trickle of news, but things began to quicken up with DC’s fandom event in the summer of 2020. There was no actual footage to display, but during the online convention, a teaser that was made up of stills and developed by DC’s Jim Lee and Instagram artist BossLogic was released. This teaser provided us with our first taste of the film’s setting.
The teaser is narrated by Johnson in character, and he explains that he was imprisoned approximately 5,000 years ago when the fictional nation of Kahndaq was a “melting pot of magic and powers.” Johnson narrates the teaser in character. In the comics, he is an angry slave who is given the gifts of the wizard Shazam and uses them for good until he is led astray by an evil wizard. Furthermore, in the very first official trailer for the film, we got a glimpse of Black Adam’s formidable might.
Johnson went back to the DC FanDome in 2021 to talk about the film (“The film includes without question some of the largest action moments I have ever been a part of,” he stated), and he showed a clip of Black Adam being freed by people who resembled tomb raiders. The Man in Black seizes one by the throat and, in a matter of seconds, reduces him to skeletal remains by the application of his powers. As soon as the others start shooting, they realize very quickly that Black Adam is immune to their bullets. The principal cast also includes Aldis Hodge, who plays Hawkman, Noah Centineo, who plays Atom Smasher, Quintessa Swindell, who plays Cyclone, and Pierce Brosnan, who plays Dr. Fate. Jaume Collet-Serra (“Jungle Cruise”) directs.
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Chadwick Boseman’s untimely passing in 2020 was a devastating blow to everyone involved in the production of the impending sequel to Marvel’s blockbuster film “Black Panther.” Since Marvel has no plans to cast anyone else in the role, it appears that the mantle of Black Panther will be passed on sooner than was originally anticipated. There is a precedent for this in the comics: T’Challa’s sister Shuri is given a head start on her training to become Black Panther after the villains loyal to Namor, who has been hinted as the main antagonist of the sequel, gravely hurt T’Challa.
In “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” many viewers are hoping that Shuri, played by Letitia Wright, will ascend to the kingdom of Wakanda. When Wright was involved in a workplace mishap in August 2021, the situation became more problematic, despite the fact that she will almost certainly play a significant role in the story (via Deadline). Kevin Feige, Louis D’Esposito, and Nate Moore announced Wright’s injury in a statement that was sent to the cast and crew of the film in November 2021. The note stated that Wright sustained “a catastrophic shoulder fracture and a concussion with severe side effects.” The production has been put on hold until 2022 so that Wright can recover in his spare time.
Although the specifics of the plot of the movie are currently unknown to us, we do know that Wright will be playing one of a number of new roles in the production. Riri Williams, played by Dominique Thorne, will make her first appearance in the movie before starring in the upcoming Disney+ series “Ironheart.” Tenoch Huerta is said to have been cast in the role of Namor. Angela Bassett, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Winston Duke, Lupita Nyong’o, and Martin Freeman are all scheduled to reprise their roles in the sequel.
Shazam! Fury of the Gods
Warner Bros. scored a big victory with the release of “Shazam!,” which was praised by the vast majority of reviewers for its departure from the dark tone that had come to characterize DC movies. And now, for “Shazam! Fury of the Gods,” director David F. Sandberg and screenwriter Henry Gayden are also returning, as are the majority of the film’s original cast members. Now that Billy Batson is sharing his talents with his siblings, those siblings will play a much larger role in the subsequent installment; however, it is unknown who the Shazam family will be facing up against in this installment. At the conclusion of the first movie, Mister Mind advised that the kids form an alliance with Dr. Sivana; nevertheless, the kids will have more obstacles to overcome than just a super-intelligent caterpillar and a vindictive Mark Strong.
During the first look teaser that was shown at DC FanDome 2021, Sandberg stated that Helen Mirren and Lucy Liu will be joining the cast as a pair of sister villains dubbed Hespera and Kalypso. Sandberg described these characters as “two goddesses that come to our earth.” They’ve been written as the daughters of Atlas, a god-level DC character whose most popular run in the comic books came under the revered Jack Kirby in the 1970s. Despite the fact that they’re both original characters, they’ve been portrayed as the children of Atlas (a third daughter will be played by “West Side Story” star Rachel Zegler, reports suggest). A further revelation made by the fans sneak peek was that the stakes are going to be significantly higher this time around. Zachary Levi has stated that the next sequel will have “larger action sequences and bigger set pieces.”