The future is super(hero)

The future is super(hero)

Tired of seeing superheroes on the screen?

Get over it! 😉

In an unusual move, both Marvel and DC movies for the next several years have been announced. Those are, of course, not the only superhero movies out on the horizon.

We also know about ongoing and upcoming TV series.

Here’s a rundown…we’ll definitely see some other things added (after all, we are looking at half a decade of pop culture here). There is also some flexibility in the definition of “superhero”. After all, no one would question putting Batman in that category…despite a lack of superhuman abilities. However, would you put the Taken movies in this group? Most people wouldn’t…but how much objective difference is there between Bryan Mills and Bruce Wayne? Does a superhero need a secret identity? We would say no (Ralph Dibny, the Elongated Man, is know to everybody). Do they need being a “hero” to be their main occupation? Superman probably spends as much time being Clark Kent as you do at your job.

So, there will be some subjective calls here…feel free to comment if you think we’ve included someone we shouldn’t, or left something out.

TV series:


  • Beware the Batman, animated, DC
  • Gotham, DC
  • Arrow, DC
  • The Flash, DC
  • El Tigre: The Adventures of Manny Rivera
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Marvel
  • Doctor Who (we can argue about whether or not the Doctor is a superhero later) 😉
  • Constantine
  • Lost Girl (is Bo  superhero? Arguable…)
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
  • Lab Rats
  • The Thundermans
  • Mighty Med
  • Henry Danger
  • Sailor Moon Crystal
  • Bravest Warriors
  • Nightwing: Escalation, DC


  • Daredevil, Marvel
  • Powers
  • Supergirl, DC
  • LEGO: Batman Be-Leagured, DC
  • Luke Cage, Marvel
  • Iron Fist, Marvel
  • The Good Fight
  • Agent Carter, Marvel
  • Power Rangers Dino Charge

November 7 2014

Big Hero 6, movie, Marvel: this is a Disney (they own Marvel) 3-D animated movie, which will likely play well with kids

May 1, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron, movie, Marvel

July 17, 2015

Ant-Man, movie, Marvel

August 7, 2015

The Fantastic Four, movie, Marvel

2016 undated

X-Force, movie, Marvel

February 12, 2016

Deadpool, movie, Marvel

March 25, 2016

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, movie, DC

May 6, 2016

Captain America: Civil War, movie, Marvel

May 22, 2016

X-Men: Apocalypse, movie, marvel

June 3, 2016

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II, movie

July 1, 2016

Tarzan, movie

July 22, 2016

Power Rangers, movie

August 5, 2016

Suicide Squad, movie, D

November 4, 2016

Doctor Strange, movie, Marvel

November 11, 2016

The Sinister Six, movie, Marvel

2017 undated

Female superhero Spider-Man movie, movie, Marvel

March 3, 2017

The Wolverine 3, movie, Marvel

May 5, 2017

Guardians of the Galaxy 2, movie, Marvel

May 26, 2017

The LEGO Batman Movie, movie, DC

June 23, 2017

Wonder Woman, movie, DC

July 14, 2017

The Fantastic Four 2, movie, Marvel

July 28, 2017

Thor: Ragnarok, movie, Marvel

November 3, 2017

Black Panther, movie, Marvel

November 17, 2017

Justice League Part One, movie, DC

2018 undated

The Amazing Spider-Man 3, movie,  Marvel

March 23, 2018

The Flash, movie, DC

May 4, 2018

Avengers: Infinity War Part 1, movie, Marvel

May 25, 2018

The LEGO Movie 2, movie

July 6, 2018

Captain Marvel, movie, Marvel

July 13, 2018

Untitled Fox Marvel movie, movie, Marvel

July 27, 2018

Aquaman, movie, DC

November 2, 2018

Inhumans, movie, Marvel

April 5, 2019

SHAZAM, movie, DC

May 3, 2019

Avengers: Infinity War Part II, movie, Marvel

May 24, 2019

Untitled LEGO Movie, movie

June 14, 2019

Justice League Part Two, movie, DC

April 3, 2020

Cyborg, movie, DC

June 19, 2020

Green Lantern, movie, DC

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