Your Guide for Upcoming Comic-Book Movies (2019/20)

*New updates for this years line-up

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Continuation of Your Guide for Upcoming Comic-Book Movies

 

Here’s a list of what to look forward to in 2019!!

Captain Marvel (MCU)

Release Date: March 8, 2019

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Captain Marvel will be Marvel’s first female lead feature length film!! This movie will focus on the story of one of the female Captain Marvels: Carol Danvers, formerly known as Ms. Marvel.

*Carol Danvers becomes one of the universe’s most powerful heroes when Earth is caught in the middle of a galactic war between two alien races. It will take place in the 90’s and this film will be a prequel to the MCU. 

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Get familiar with Carol Danvers:

Danvers was an officer in the U.S. Military that gained superpowers after an accident exposes her to alien Kree technology. After transforming into a super-human warrior, she takes on the name Ms. Marvel, becomes a prominent member of the Avengers, and eventually takes on the mantle of Captain Marvel.

Her abilities include enhanced strength, flight, durability and the ability to shoot concussive energy bursts from her hands.

*Official trailer

*Captain Marvel stars: Brie Larson (Carol Danvers/ Captain Marvel), Jude Law (Walter Lawson/ Mar-Vell), Gemma Chan (Minn-Erva), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Lee Pace (Ronan), Ben Mendelsohn (Talos), Djimon Hounsou (Korath), Colin Ford (Steve Danvers), Rune Temte (Bron-Char), Clark Gregg (Coulson)

 

Shazam (WB)

Release Date: April 5, 2019

*Status: Post-production

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We all have a superhero inside us, it just takes a bit of magic to bring it out. In Billy Batson’s case, by shouting out one word – SHAZAM! – this streetwise 14-year-old foster kid can turn into the adult superhero Shazam

The second trailer for Shazam! is reportedly arriving this month. Directed by David F. Sandberg, the next DCEU film will debut Zachary Levi as the titular character alongside Asher Angel playing his human alter-ego, young Billy Batson. The dual-personality hero will take on Doctor Sivana, who will be brought to life by Mark Strong. Not much is known regarding plot specifics for the flick, as Warner Bros. is keeping details tightly under wraps. –ScreenRant

Whenever he utters the word SHAZAM he is struck by a magical bolt and calls upon the heroes and gods of various mythologies, (gaining the power and abilities of Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles, and Mercury) transforming into Captain Marvel.courtesy of comic vine

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Captain Marvel is often mistakenly referred to by his mentor, the wizard Shazam’s, name. The confusion comes from legal issues surrounding Captain Marvel’s publication/trademark history.”

*Official trailer

*Shazam stars: Zachary Levi (Shazam), Mark Strong (Dr. Thaddeus Sivana), Djimon Hounsou (The Wizard), Michelle Borth, Adam Brody, Natalia Safran (Mrs. Sivana), Jack Dylan Grazer (Freddy Freeman), Asher Angel (Billy Batson), Grace Fulton (Mary Bromfield)

 

Hellboy (2019) (DarkHorse)

Release Date: April 12, 2019

Status: Post-production

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Based on the Dark Horse graphic novels by Mike Mignola, Hellboy, caught between the worlds of the supernatural and human, battles an ancient sorceress bent on revenge.

This reboot will be the first Hellboy film since the 2008  Guillermo del Toro sequel: Hellboy II: The Golden Army starring Ron Perlman,

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*Official trailer

*Hellboy stars: David Harbour (Hellboy), Milla Jovovich (Nimue the Blood Queen), Sasha Lane (Alice Monaghan), Ian McShane (Professor Bruttenholm), Penelope Mitchell (Ganeida), Thomas Haden Church (Lobster Johnson), Daniel Dae Kim (Ben Daimio), Sophie Okonedo (Lady Hatton)

 

Avengers: Endgame (MCU)

*Release Date: April 26, 2019

Status: Post-production

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Adrift in space with no food or water, Tony Stark sends a message to Pepper Potts as his oxygen supply starts to dwindle. Meanwhile, the remaining Avengers — Thor, Black Widow, Captain America and Bruce Banner — must figure out a way to bring back their vanquished allies for an epic showdown with Thanos — the evil demigod who decimated the planet and the universe.

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The good news, which Marvel boss Kevin Feige just gave fans, is that the trailers, TV spots, and all the other marketing footage Marvel will use before the film’s April 26th debut will not spoil Endgame in any way. It’s not like we expected Marvel or Disney to slip up and reveal Avengers 4 secrets ahead of their time, but Feige confirmed that marketing videos will be limited to the first few minutes of the film.

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Avengers: Infinity War is a two-part sequel to The Avengers, and Avengers: Age of Ultron. Expect to see a bunch of Avengers, Black Panther, some Guardians Of The Galaxy, and more.

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*Avengers:Endgame stars: Karen Gillan (Nebula), Chris Hemsworth (Thor), Brie Larson (Captain Marvel), Josh Brolin (Thanos), Scarlett Johansson (Black Widow), Bradley Cooper (Rocket voice), Elizabeth Olsen (Scarlet Witch), Evangeline Lilly (The Wasp), Robert Downey Jr. (Iron Man), Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Tom Holland (Spider-Man), Pom Klementieff (Mantis), Chris Evans (Captain America), Winston Duke (M’Baku), Michelle Pfeiffer (Janet Van Dyne), Sebastian Stan (Winter Soldier), Paul Rudd (Ant-Man), Jeremy Renner (Hawkeye), Dave Bautista (Drax), Tilda Swinton (The Ancient One), Chadwick Boseman (Black Panther), Gwyneth Paltrow (Pepper Potts), Letitia Wright (Shuri), Mark Ruffalo (Hulk), Frank Grillo (Crossbones), Don Cheadle (War Machine), Ty Simpkins (Harley Keener), Benedict Wong (Wong), Terry Notary (Teen Groot)

 

X-Men: The Dark Phoenix (FOX)

*Release Date: June 7, 2019 (Pushed back from original release Nov. 2018)

Status: Post-production

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Jean Grey begins to develop incredible powers that corrupt and turn her into a Dark Phoenix. Now the X-Men will have to decide if the life of a team member is worth more than all the people living in the world.

 

Get familiar with Dark Phoenix:

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Dark Phoenix was a human named Jean Grey. The Phoenix Force’s fall from grace – a state wherein it became corrupted by power. The Phoenix entity became too strong to control, for the merely human aspects it had acquired from Jean, but the other X-Men had no way to know what was happening and little chance of preventing a tragedy. Professor X helped Jean establish “psychic circuit breakers” in her mind, but they became less and less effective.

Known Powers: Like Jean Grey-Summers, the Dark Phoenix used telepathy and telekinesis, but at a much higher level. She was able to rearrange the molecular structure of matter and fly at supersonic speeds. Using the Phoenix Force, she could travel through hyperspace and destroy Shi’ar battlecruisers with little effort. -X-Men Wikia

*Official trailer

*X-Men: The Dark Phoenix stars: Sophie Turner (Jean Grey/ Phoenix), Jennifer Lawrence (Raven/ Mystique), Tye Sheridan (Scott Summers/ Cyclops), , James McAvoy (Prof. Charles Xavier), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), Jessica Chastain (Smith), Evan Peters (Quicksilver), Nicholas Hoult (Hank McCoy/ Beast), rumored Evan Jonigkeit (Toad), Kodi Smit-McPhee (Nightcrawler), Alexandra Shipp (Ororo Munroe/ Storm), Summer Fontana (young Jean Grey), Scott Shepard (Dr. John Grey)

 

Spider-Man: Far from Home (Marvel studios/SONY release)

Release Date: July 5, 2019

Status: Post-production

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Peter Parker and his friends go on summer vacation to Europe and where Peter finds himself trying to save his friends against a villain known as Mysterio.

 

Whatever happens in Avengers 4, we know for sure it’s going to directly impact Far From Home. In fact, the connection is going to be extremely direct. While doing press for Homecoming, producer Amy Pascal discussed the early development of the sequel, claiming it “will start a few minutes after Avengers 4wraps as a story.”

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We know Mysterio is the main villain in Far From Home.

*An official trailer hasn’t released yet.

*Spider-Man: Far from Home stars: Tom Holland (Peter Parker/ Spider-Man), Zendaya (Michelle Jones), Jake Gyllenhaal (Quentin Beck/ Mysterio), rumored- Jon Favreau (Happy Hogan), Samuel L. Jackson (Nick Fury), Marisa Tomei (May Parker), Cobie Smulders (Maria Hill), Michael Keaton (Adrian Toomes/ Vulture), Angourie Rice (Betty), Martin Starr (Mr. Harrington), Numan Acar (Magmum), Tony Revolori (FlashThompson)

 

The New Mutants (FOX)

Release Date: August 2, 2019 (pushed back from April 2018)

Status: Post-production

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Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

Get familiar with The New Mutants:

They were adolescents- kids- too young to be X-Men, but old enough to start the training that would allow them to fully understand and harness their profound mutant powers. Professor X brought together CannonballKarmaMoonstarWolfsbane, and Sunspot to become the first New Mutants team. Over time, Magma (Amara Aquilla)CypherWarlock, and Magik were added to the team and, as they learned to become more powerful mutants together, they learned another important lesson: It’s okay to act like normal kids. The New Mutants enjoyed their status as mutants and their youth. But when duty called, maturity set in, and the New Mutants went into action- though sometimes not without consequence.

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More on Marvel.com: http://marvel.com/universe/New_Mutants#ixzz533y4q2ot courtesy of MARVEL

*Original trailer

New Mutants stars: Anya Taylor-Joy (Illyana Rasputin/Magik), Charlie Heaton (Sam Guthrie/ Cannonball), Maisie Williams (Rahne Sinclair/ Wolfsbane), Alice Braga (Dr. Cecilia Reyes), Happy Anderson (Reverend Craig), Henry Zaga (Sunspot/ Roberto da Costa), Blu Hunt (Danielle Moonstar/ Mirage)

Joker (WB)

Release Date: October 4, 2019

*Status: Post-production

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Joker is an upcoming American crime film distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures and based on the DC Comics character Joker. It is intended to be the first film in a series of DC-based films separate from the shared DC Extended Universe.

A failed stand-up comedian is driven insane and becomes a psychopathic murderer.

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DC Films is making Joker, a non-DCEU canon origin story about Gotham’s clown prince of crime, starring Joaquin Phoenix and directed by Todd Phillips. The movie boasts an impressive supporting cast, including Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, and Marc Maron.

Not part of the DC Extended Universe but instead the start of its own banner (likely to be denoted as “DC Dark” or “DC Black,”) the film promises to explore the origins of the Clown Prince of Crime in a decidedly new manner, inspired by Martin Scorsese’s 1982 film The King of Comedy.- Screenrant

*An official trailer hasn’t released yet, but we did get a teaser trailer and a little footage on set with Joaquin Phoenix.

*Joker stars:{Cast so far includes}  Joaquin Phoenix (Arthur Fleck/ Joker), Robert De Niro (Murray Franklin), Zazie Beetz (Sophie Dumond), Shea Whigham, rumored Frances Conroy (Penny), Bryan Callen, Bill Camp, Douglas Hodge (Alfred Pennyworth) Marc Maron, Brett Cullen (Thomas Wayne), Glenn Fleshler, Josh Pais (Hoyt Vaughn), Dante Pereira-Olson (Young Bruce Wayne)


 

Here’s a list of what to look forward to in 2020!!

Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)(WB)

Release Date: February 7, 2020

Status: Pre-production

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After splitting up with The Joker, Harley Quinn and three other female superheroes – Black Canary, Huntress and Renee Montoya – come together to save the life of a little girl (Cassandra Cain) from an evil crime lord.

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Robbie starred as Harley Quinn in 2016’s Suicide Squad, and the spinoff is described as a film in which she assembles a girl gang of friends to take on a bad guy. Ewan McGregor is playing the Batman villain Black Mask in the film, and Robbie’s other co-stars include Mary Elizabeth Winstead as Huntress, Jurnee Smollett-Bell as  Black Canary, Rosie Perez as Renee Montoya and Ella Jay Basco as Cassandra Cain. Cathy Yan is directing the ensemble.

Although it wasn’t titled as such, the comic book emancipation of Harley Quinn was a fan-favorite element of DC’s popular Harley Quinn series in 2016; in the 25th issue of the series, Harley finally ended her relationship with the Joker for good when she confronts him after years apart. “I hate ya for what ya bring out in me,” she tells him as the two fight. “I’m not yet toy anymore. Unnerstand? You did mean somethin’ ta me one time, but that time is over.” The development came after the series established that the romance between the two was abusive, and removing the Joker from Harley’s life was a long overdue moment. It certainly didn’t hurt her, as the character continued to grow in popularity after that point.- Hollywood Reporter

For those not familiar with the super heroine team Birds of Prey:

Some jobs need the talents of a specialized team—a team comprised of fierce heroines ready to leap into dangerous situations and act with decisive authority and skill. Luckily, such a group exists: the Birds of Prey are ready and waiting for the next job.

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Operating out of the Clock Tower, a maximum-security location in Gotham equipped with the high-tech Oracle mainframe, the Birds of Prey are a covert ops and crimefighting team. Since criminals often escape domestic justice by hopping borders, the team led by Oracle (Barbara Gordon), Black Canary (Dinah Laurel Lance) and the Huntress (Helena Bertinelli) operates internationally. Their combined skills—computer talents, martial arts and hand-to-hand combat—make them a balanced and effective group.- DC COMICS

 

*so far Birds of Prey stars: Margot Robbie (Harley Quinn), Mary Elizabeth Winstead (Huntress), Ewan McGregor (Black Mask), Jurnee Smollett-Bell (Black Canary), Chris Messina (Victor Zsasz), Derek Wilson (Tim Evans), Matthew Willig (Happy), Rosie Perez (Renee Montoya), Ella Jay Basco (Cassandra Cain)

 

 

Bloodshot (valiant)

Release Date: February 21, 2020

Status: Post-production

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Bloodshot is an upcoming American superhero film directed by Dave Wilson and written by Eric Heisserer. It is based on the Valiant Comics superhero of same name and is intended to be the first film in the Valiant Cinematic Universe and the second project to be funded by Valiant Digital

Ray Garrison, a slain mobster, is re-animated with superpowers.

Vin Diesel has signed on for the lead role and Deadline reports that the tone is supposedly going to feel like RoboCopTerminator, or Total Recall. Expect Diesel to appear in Bloodshot, its sequel, and then a Harbinger Wars team-up film. Variety reports that Toby Kebbell has joined the movie in the role of Axe. – Den Of Geek

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Get familiar with Bloodshot:

Bloodshot is a former soldier with powers of regeneration, technomancy and meta-morphing made possible through nanites injected into his blood. After escaping from his masters at Project Rising Spirit, Bloodshot seeks to discover his true identity and other purpose besides killing.

*so far Bloodshot stars: Sam Heughan (Corporal Harlan ‘So Long’ Shifflet), Eiza Gonzalez, rumored: Guy Pearce, Vin Diesel (Ray Garrison/ Bloodshot), Toby Kebbell (Axe), Talulah Riley, Johannes Haukur Johannesson (Nick Baris), Lamorne Morris (Wilfred Wigans), Alex Hernandez, Siddharth Dhananjay (Eric), Clyde Berning (Mombasa Hostage), Alex Anlos (Barris Merc)

 

Gambit (FOX)

Release Date: March 13, 2020

Status: Pre-production

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Plot is unknown. Lost count of the release date changes.

The Gambit movie has been in the works for a long, long time, but it sounds like the film has changed significantly during that development process. While Fox has been toying with the idea of making a Gambit movie for years, it really came into focus in 2014, when Channing Tatum was announced as the star and producer of the movie. Since that time, however, the film has gone through a number of directors and iterations.- Collider
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In September 2018, Kinberg told IGN that the movie was now going to be more of a “romantic comedy” because the character is a “hustler and a womaniser”.

Full steam ahead, right? Not quite. The movie then got another release date change (we’ve stopped counting) to March 13, 2020 as Fox shifted their calendar around.

With it came confirmation that it was somehow still in development and Tatum was still on board, but there’s no director attached. Reid Carolin and Joshua Zetumer are working on the script, which Kinberg revealed still had “elements of a heist movie”.

“It has elements of a romantic comedy and elements of a heist movie because he is a thief, but it is a love story between him and Bella,” he told Collider.

And remember, we never thought Deadpool would happen either. It took more than ten years, but is now officially the most successful X-Men movie ever. If Fox hits on the right formula, Gambit could become another success. If it ever comes out… – Digital Spy

Writers:

Reid Carolin (screenplay), Chris Claremont (character)

*so far Gambit casting includes: Channing Tatum (Remy LeBeau/ Gambit), Rumored Lizzy Caplan

Wonder Woman 1984 (WB)

*Release Date: June 5, 2020

(Pushed back from original release Nov. 2019)

*Status: Post-production

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Plot unknown. A sequel to the 2017 super hero film ‘Wonder Woman’.

Wonder Woman 1984 isn’t out for a while yet, but here’s everything we know about the sequel so far

Still, at least DC is being pretty transparent on the story details. We know that Wonder Woman 2 takes place in the 1984 timeline of the title, making it a chronological sequel by about 70 years, and that Kristen Wiig will be taking over from David Thewlis’ Ares as new villain Cheetah. It’s even been revealed that Chris Pine is somehow coming back as love interest Steve Trevor, despite dying in the first movie.- Games Radar

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*WW 1984 stars: Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman), Chris Pine (Steve Trevor), Robin Wright (Antiope), Connie Nielsen (Hippolyta), Pedro Pascal, Kristen Wiig (Barbara Minerva/ Cheetah), rumored Lynda Carter

 

 

 

**ALL DATES SUBJECT TO CHANGE**

Continue for the list of In Development/Unscheduled and Unconfirmed movies!!

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