Even with Scorsese and Coppola’s anti superhero movie stance, Marvel, DC, and Sony are still pumping superhero movies and there are no signs of them stopping.
2019 has been ripe with superhero films. from Avengers: Endgame becoming one of the highest grossing films of all time to Shazam‘s reboot, we as fans have been pampered by these movies for a good portion of a decade by now. But this is Hollywood we are talking about. As long as there is a market for such films and hundreds of millions of money to be made, these entertainment giants will continue to pump more of these movies until the audiences finally get tired of them.
The funny thing is with all these legends being aversive towards these types of films, the superhero movie schedule is already set at least up until 2020. The bright side? We will be seeing new fresh faces joining these movies, refreshing the cast list of these franchises as old fan favorites take their bow.
New standalone titles stand at the top of the list with your favorite characters headlining these films. Marvel and DC are even heading the right direction where they are endeavoring to flush out the stories of our favorite superheroes. With that said, the likes of Black Widow and Harley Quinn will be front and center with their own movie. Wonder Woman is also back for her sequel, while Thor will be played by Natalie Portman. The Marvel Cinematic Universe will also launch the first Asian-American superhero movie currently in the works. The MCU and DC’s future looks bright moving forward even with the entailing criticisms from veteran directors that one might stop and ponder if there is credence to any of it. With that said, here are some of the superhero films you should be excited about:
Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of Harley Quinn)
February 7, 2020
The queen of Gotham returns and thanks to actress-producer Margot Robbie, the movie and the DC universe will be brimming with girl (superhero)power. The film is an adaptation of the Birds of Prey comics and will be directed by Cathy Yan. Mary Elizabeth Winstead’s Huntress, Rosie Perez’s Renne Montoya, and Jurnee Smollett-Bell’s Black Canary will join Robbie’s Harley Quinn in this action-packed standalone.
The New Mutants
April 3, 2020
Maisie Williams is finally no one. Well, at least in the World of Ice and Fire that is. The former Arya Stark stars in The New Mutants where she portrays a teen mutant who is imprisoned in a facility while trying to accept who she really is. Williams joins Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things) and Anya Taylor-Joy (Peaky Blinders). The film is directed by Josh Boone (The Fault in Our Stars).
May 1, 2020
Though a tad bit late, we will be getting a standalone Black Widow movie, top-billed by Scarlett Johansson. This will be a treat for fans especially following her death in Endgame. ScarJo also shared to fans that she hopes that they will get closure from the movie.
Wonder Woman 1984
June 5, 2020
Gal Gadot returns with director Patty Jenkins after the huge success of the first film. The sequel is set back in 1984 during the Cold War.
Oct. 2, 2020
Tom Hardy returns as Eddie Brock with his snarky alien symbiote in Venom 2. Michelle Williams also reprises her role as Anne Weying while Woody Harrelson joins the cast as the evil Cletus Kasady, better known as Carnage.
Black Hollywood is killing it with these comic book flick roles!
— The Source Magazine (@TheSource) October 21, 2019
November 6, 2020
This new addition to the MCU is one of Marvel’s most anticipated franchises after the finale of Avengers: Endgame. The film bodes a strong cast with the likes of Angelina Jolie, Kit Harington, Richard Madden, Kumail Nanjiani, Lauren Ridloff, Don Lee, Gemma Chan, and Salma Hayek among others. The hype is real, people.
Shang-Chi And the Legend of the Ten Rings
Feb 12, 2021
Simu Liu stars in Marvel’s first Asian-American superhero film in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings. Destin Daniel Cretton will directed the film while Dave Callaham wrote the screenplay for it.
June 25, 2021
Robert Pattinson will be headlining this film as a younger Bruce Wayne. The setting will allow the movie to expand on plot points from the comics that past Batman films couldn’t do.
Thor: Love and Thunder
November 5, 2021
Natalie Portman as Thor. You’re not hallucinating. Earlier this year at San Diego Comic Con, the actress announced that she will be returning as Jane Foster but at the same time, will take on the role of a female Thor. And you know what makes this news better? Taika Waititi will be directing.
Just announced in Hall H at #SDCC, Marvel Studios’ THOR: LOVE AND THUNDER with Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Natalie Portman. Taika Waititi returns as director. In theaters November 5, 2021. pic.twitter.com/Lq4hM8GSRV
— Marvel Entertainment (@Marvel) July 21, 2019
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