From Deadpool to Civil War, and the long-awaited Suicide Squad premiere in less than a month, there’s no denying that . But will 2017 be even better? It’s going to try. Mark your calendars for these eight superhero movies to look out for in 2017. (Or, hop over to get a general overview of the supes slate until 2020.)
1. The LEGO Batman Movie
Release Date: February 10, 2017
Related Movies: The LEGO Movie (2014)
Director: Chris McKay
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Rosario Dawson, Michael Cera, Zach Galifianakis, Will Arnett
After the huge success of The LEGO Movie, Warner Brothers has decided to create a spin-off film reimagining one of DC’s most iconic heroes as part of the LEGO universe. The animated movie is currently filming and is slated for release at the beginning of February.
2. Untitled Wolverine Film
Release Date: March 3, 2017
Related Movies: X-Men (2000), X2 (2003), X-Men: The Last Stand (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), X-Men: First Class (2011), The Wolverine (2013), X-Men: Days Of Future Past (2014), Deadpool (2016), X-Men: Apocalypse (2016)
Director: James Mangold
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Elizabeth Rodriguez
A sequel to the 2013 Wolverine solo movie, Hugh Jackman will return as Logan/Wolverine in a film with (that’s more than the original Wolverine by about $7 million). While the plot details are being kept under wraps, as opposed to the usual PG-13.
3. Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2
Release Date: May 5, 2017
Related Movies: Guardians of the Galaxy (2014), everything in the MCU
Director: James Gunn
Starring: Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Sylvester Stallone
The MCU’s rag-tag group of intergalactic heroes will return to the silver screen in the next installment of Guardians of the Galaxy. The same cast is slated to return, but there’s still to the superhero line-up.
4. Wonder Woman
Release Date: June 2, 2017
Related Movies:Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), (2016)
Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
While the fans and critics might have been divided after Batman v Superman, basically everyone unanimously agreed that Gal Gadot stole the show as Wonder Woman. In summer of 2017, she’ll finally get her own solo story on the big screen. Wonder Woman traces the origin story of an Amazon princess who leaves her home and winds up becoming one of the greatest heroes the world has ever seen.
5. Spider-Man: Homecoming
Release Date: July 7, 2017
Related Movies: Everything in the MCU
Director: Jon Watts
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Tom Holland, Martin Starr, Marisa Tomei
The short glimpse we got of Tom Holland’s Peter Parker during Captain America: Civil War gave us all the proof we needed that the young actor will be able to carry this new version of the web-slinger to huge success. As and casting information emerges, the hype only continues to grow. Only one year left!
6. Untitled Fox-Marvel Film
Release Date: October 6, 2017
Related Movies: ???
While we don’t know exactly which film this is going to be, there are several theories. It could be , starring Channing Tatum, which originally had an October 7, 2016 release date, but it has since been pushed back indefinitely and has yet to start filming. Stay tuned for more details!
7. Thor: Ragnarok
Release Date: November 3, 2017
Related Movies: everything in the MCU
Director: Taika Waititi
Starring: Tom Hiddleston, Chris Hemsworth, Idris Elba, Mark Ruffalo
Already filming, the next Thor movie will hit theaters next fall. While , we now know the full cast, which includes Chris Hemsworth and Tom Hiddleston reprising their roles as Thor and Loki, respectively, as well as the addition of .
8. The Justice League
Release Date: November 2017
Related Movies: Man of Steel (2013), Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016), Suicide Squad (2016), (2017)
Director: Zack Snyder
Starring: Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa
Following Superman’s self-sacrifice at the end of Batman v Superman, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) and Diana Prince (Gal Gadot) team up to face an even bigger foe. ? We’re not quite sure yet. And just because Superman might have died at the end of BvS .
Which movie are you most excited to see in 2017?
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