15 Upcoming Comic Book Movies We Are Excited About

In past ten years of Cinema, comic books’ live-action and animated adaptations have turned into a major cash machine for film studios and production houses. With several Comic Book adaptations hitting screens since 2000, a huge outbreak occurred after 2008 when Marvel Studios started their MCU franchise with ‘Iron Man’. This trend went further with Fox Studios turning their original ‘X-men’ Film Series into a shared universe in multiple timelines. And now DC Films followed them into their footsteps announcing plans for 10 major DC Comics adaptations, together forming DCEU.

These movies always leave audiences and fans with a little surprise and suspense that makes them want more and more. So, here is the list of 15 yet to release comic book movies that you can vouch for. The list consists of mainly upcoming superhero movies.

 

1. Justice League (DC Entertainment) (2017)

The very first and very near comic book movie to release is DCEU’s ‘Justice League’. The fifth installment of DC Extended Universe, ‘Justice league’ stars an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck (Batman), Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Ray Fisher (Cyborg), Jason Momoa (Aquaman) and Ezra Miller (The Flash) along with Ciarán Hinds (Steppenwolf) and Henry Cavill (Superman). Directed by Zack Snyder (and ‘Avengers’ director Joss Whedon), ‘Justice League’ follows events after ‘BvS: Dawn of Justice’ and will see Batman forming an alliance with fellow superhumans to prevent an alien threat.

The movie has been in development hell for last 15 years and has seen a number of changes in both the script and cast. It was the first time that a final draft for a ‘Justice League’ movie was completed and set into production since George Miller’s canceled “Justice League: Mortal’ (2009). The movie has already garnered worldwide attention through trailers and is expected to set new box office records.

Based on creator Gardener Fox’s comic books, ‘Justice League’ is set to hit theaters next week on November 17, 2017.

 

2. Black Panther (Marvel Studios) (2018)

Next year’s first outing for a comic book adaptation into a movie is Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’. Intended to be the eighteenth installment of MCU, ‘Black Panther’ stars Chadwick Boseman in the titular character, the king of fictional nation Wakanda, who is challenged by a long-term adversary in a threatening conflict. Boseman is joined by Michael B. Jordan (Erik Killmonger), Lupita Nyong’o (Nakia), Martin Freeman (Everett K. Ross) and Andy Serkis (Ulysses Klaue).

The film follows the events of ‘Captain America: Civil War’ and will set motion to character’s story for future appearances in MCU. Directed by Ryan Coogler (‘Creed’ fame), ‘Black Panther’ is based on the comic book of the same name by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby.

Initially set for a November 2017 release, it was moved ahead to accommodate Marvel’s ‘Spider-man: Homecoming’. The movie will release on February 16, 2018.

 

3. The New Mutants (20th Century Fox) (2018)

‘The New Mutants’ will be Fox’s first comic book movie of 2018. It is intended to be the eleventh installment in the confused and complicated timeline of X-Men film series. The movie will explore lives of five young mutants, who try to escape from a facility they are held in against their will, and figure out how to deal with their newly discovered abilities.

Directed by Josh Boone (‘The Fault In Our Stars’ fame), “The New Mutants stars Anya-Taylor Joy (Split), Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones), Charlie Heaton (Stranger Things), Blu Hunt, Henry Zaga & Alice Braga (Predators).

It will be pretty interesting to see how the story relates to ‘Logan’ which also showed a group of young mutants escaping to a secured location, and also how it can be evolved into’Untitled X-Force’ film in development.The first teaser of the movie was released on October 13, 2017, featuring Pink Floyd’s “Another Brick In the Wall”.

Based on comic books by Chris Claremont & Bob McLeod, ‘The New Mutant’ is set to release on April 13, 2018.

 

4. Avengers: Infinity War (Marvel Studios) (2018)

Eighteen movies, ten years, an extraordinary diversification of characters and very impressive story-telling, co-relating every single movie altogether. Started with ‘Iron Man’ (2008), Marvel unites its massive line of superheroes in ‘Avengers: Infinity War’. Based on the widely loved comic book series created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, this nineteenth installment of MCU stars an ensemble cast.

Along with Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Mark Ruffalo (The Hulk) and Chris Evans (Captain America), ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ has confirmed 31 actors to reprise their roles from previous MCU films and much more is to be revealed. The trailer for the much-awaited flick is yet to be released.

Directed by the Russo Brothers (who previously directed two Captain America films), the movie follows events four years ahead of ‘Guardians of Galaxy Vol. 2’, where Guardians and Avengers join forces to stop Thanos who is trying to amass the Infinity Stones.

‘Avengers: Infinity war is slated to hit the box-office on May 4, 2018.

 

5. Slender Man (2018)

Not exactly a comic book character, Slender Man is mythical figure created by Eric Knudsen. Eric created the character for a photoshop competition (see image) and it originated as an internet meme and went on to become a central character for various disparate works of fiction, art, media and thus became a folklore.

‘Slender Man’ movie will portray the character as a horrific figure, centralized in a new fictional story-line written by David Birke. The film stars Jaz Sinclair and Joey King and will be directed by French director Sylvian White.

Another movie ‘Beware the Slender Man’, an HBO documentary was released earlier this year which dealt with the real-life attempted murder case in Wisconsin where the accused blamed the mysterious figure for stabbing their friend.

‘Slender Man’ releases May 18, 2018.

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