Living in a Super Hero World

You all know there’s been a lot of super hero films hitting the theaters the past couple of years, right?  I mean, it’s not like you need a konk on the head from Thor’s Hammer to wake up to the fact – Batman reboots, Spider Man reboots (both of course following full series runs); Ironman, Thor, endless Hulk re-does, Kick Ass, Hancock, Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles, Dredd, Captain America, Green Lantern, Green Hornet, X-Men, Hell Boy, Wolverine, Ghost Rider and even Underdog.

Since 2000, there have been 76 super hero films.  On average, that’s one super hero flick every other month!

Guess what.  The damn hasn’t even given way yet.  In other words, the flood gates are about to open.  I think we lived in a science fiction world for about a decade.  Somehow, we’ve transitioned into a super hero world, with television tagging not too far behind film.

It’s quite astonishing when you take a look at the future release calendar (already projected out to 2020!);  my mind is numb and my weekends are apparently full for the next six years!

Here’s a quick list of what you’ll see coming at you in trailers over the next couple of years:


kingsmanMarch 13 – Kingsman, (Mark Millar)
May 1 – Age of Ultron, Marvel/Avengers
July 15 – Ant Man, Marvel
August 7 – Fantastic 4, Marvel


January 14 – Doctor Strange, Marvel
February 12 – Deadpool, Marvel
March 25 – Batman vs Superman, DC
May 5 – Captain America, Civil War, Marvel
May 27 – X-Men Apocalypse, Marvel
June 3 – Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles, IDW
August 5 – Suicide Squad, DC
November 6 – Peanuts
avengers-age-of-ultron-official-poster-avengers-age-of-ultron-trailer-to-air-on-tvNovember 11 – Sinister 6, Marvel


TBA – Spider Woman, Marvel
TBA – Lego Batman, DC
soni_aralynn_as_spider_woman_movie_poster_v1_by_joeshiba-d6ibxntMarch 3 – Wolverine 2, Marvel
May 5 – Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Marvel
June 23 – Wonder Woman, DC
July 14 – Fantastic 4 two , Marvel
July 28 – Thor: Ragnarok, Marvel
November 3 – Black Panther, Marvel
November 17 – Justice League 1, DC


TBA – Amazing Spider Man 3, Marvel
March 23 – The Flash, DC
March 4 – Avengers: Infinity War 1, Marvel
March 3 – Cyborg, DC
ant-man-movie-release-dateApril 5 – Shazam, DC
May 3 – Avengers Infinity War II, Marvel
June 14 – Justice League 2, DC
July 6 – Captain Marvel, DC
July 27 – Aquaman, DC
doctor_strange_theatrical_poster_by_mesmeretics-d53sjxsNovemver 2 – Inhumans, Marvel


June 19 – Green Lantern, DC

,Additional projects in “development”

Justice League Dark
Wytches (Image)
Spawn (Image)
marvel-deadpool-movie-2016The Crow (Image)
Superior (Millar)
Starlight (Millar)
Nemesis (Millar)
MPH (MIllar)
Golem (Dark Horse)
Queen & Country (Dark Horse)
Abattoir (Dark Horse)
The Foundation (Dark Horse)
Malignant Man (Dark Horse
Ruse (Dark Horse)
gal_gadot_wonder_woman_movie_poster_by_renstar71-d7tkydaRochester (Dark Horse)
Day Men (Dark Horse)

Add in some SF film franchises turned into super hero like films (Star Trek, I’m looking at you and probably Star Wars too), and we’re looking at close to the same number of releases over the next six years as we saw in the previous 14!black_panther_movie_poster_by_darthdestruktor-d76z7psofficial-logo-batman-vs-superman-movie-out

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