Whilst the following is subject to change, it is fair to say the superhero industry had a fair idea of what is to come. All as the respective Marvel and DC studios fight over box office space. Collider reports that the pieces of the puzzle are coming together for each camp as release dates for upcoming features are in place as far as 2020!
The comprehensive guide of the comic book adaptations might seem presumptuous. But the earmarking of the future dates help lock in cast, crew, sponsors - the key players who make the story a blockbuster. With Doctor Strange the latest to arrive out of the Marvel machine, cinemas now know in advance what will hit their screens as of 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Marvel Edging DC For Releases
The tally is as thus. DC has 12 different slots for production waiting in the can. All to explore their extended universe off the back of the folks from Justice League, with Marvel going all out with a staggering 15 dates ready to fill. That is a lot of rebooting and rehashing of some beloved comic characters! And by the time we reach the end, we'll deserve a nice cold drink and a warm bath!
Get the pencils ready and strap yourselves in, because when you have walked out of Benedict Cumberbatch's epic blockbuster this week, the next feature is just around the corner.
Full Superhero Guide
February 20, 2017: The Lego Batman Movie (DC)
March 3, 2017: Logan (Marvel)
May 5, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (Marvel)
June 2, 2017: Wonder Woman (DC)
July 7, 2017: Spider-Man: Homecoming (Marvel)
October 6, 2017: Untitled Fox plus Marvel feature
November 3, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok (Marvel)
November 17, 2017: Justice League (DC)
February 16, 2018: Black Panther (Marvel)
March 2, 2018: Untitled Fox plus Marvel feature
March 16, 2018: The Flash (DC)
May 4, 2018: Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel)
June 29, 2018: Untitled Fox plus Marvel feature
July 6, 2018: Ant and the Wasp (Marvel)
July 20, 2018: Animated Spider-Man movie (Marvel)
July 27, 2018: Aquaman (DC)
October 5, 2018: Untitled DC film
March 8, 2019: Captain Marvel (Marvel)
April 5, 2019: Shazam (DC)
May 3, 2019: Untitled Avengers sequel (Marvel)
June 14, 2019: Justice League Part Two (DC)
November 1, 2019: Untitled DC film
April 3, 2020: Cyborg (DC)
June 19, 2020: Green Lantern Corps (DC)
TBC: Gambit (Marvel)
TBC: Inhumans (Marvel)
TBC: Justice League Dark (DC)