Upcoming Films Based on Comic Books

June 20th, 2019Upcoming Films Based on Comic Books

A ton of our favorite superheroes came to the big screen in 2018 and over the last six months. Based on the upcoming film slate, Marvel was just getting started and DC is also ramping up their releases. Check out the comic book adaptations coming to an AMC near you, and get your tickets today.

Spider-Man: Far From Home

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While Tom Holland’s Spider-Man dissolved in AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (“Mr. Stark, I don’t feel so good …”), he thankfully returned to life in AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Now, in SPIDER-MAN: FAR FROM HOME, the young superhero tries to get away from some of the heavy ramifications of Thanos’s attacks by jaunting off to Europe on a school trip. It’s not long before Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) tracks him down, however, to persuade Peter to work alongside a new superhero who supposedly comes from an alternate dimension: Jake Gyllenhaal’s Mysterio. (July 2)

Joker

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This is a very different vision of the origin of Batman’s most famous villain. Joaquin Phoenix stars as Arthur Fleck, a man afflicted with a strange condition, who barely makes a living as a clown. When one injustice too many is heaped onto Arthur’s shoulders, he snaps — and his dreams of comedy stardom decay into Gotham City’s worst nightmare. (October 4)

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

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Margot Robbie reprises her SUICIDE SQUAD role as Harley Quinn, and this new movie will add some new dimension to her character. For one, she’s got new companions: Black Canary (Jurnee Smollett-Bell), Huntress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and cop Renee Montoya (Rosie Perez). There’s also a new villain, Ewan McGregor’s Black Mask, who is threatening a young girl, played by Ella Jay Basco. Harley and Co. set out to give the young woman some assistance, and anything can happen from there. Newcomer Cathy Yan directs. (February 7, 2020)

The New Mutants

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Sure, being a superhero seems awesome. The premise of this X-Men offshoot, however, is that being a mutant might also be really scary. Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and Blu Hunt play teens whose mutant powers have taken over their lives. As a result, the five new mutants are confined to a secret facility. With powers like the stuff of supernatural tales — turning into a wolf, wielding magic and conjuring illusions — it should be no surprise that THE NEW MUTANTS has been said to be a horror movie at heart. (April 3, 2020)

Untitled Marvel Movie

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What an exciting title! Marvel Studios still has not revealed which films will occupy the release dates it has staked out through 2020. This movie is likely to be the Black Widow solo film, directed by Cate Shortland. That said, we don’t know anything about the plans for that movie — including whether or not Scarlett Johansson will return. BLACK WIDOW is expected to be a prequel, so anything goes. Other contenders for this release date are THE ETERNALS, starring Angelina Jolie, and SHANG-CHI. (May 1, 2020)

Wonder Woman 1984

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Gal Gadot returns as the powerful Amazon warrior Diana Prince, but a few things have changed. While her first movie was set during World War I, this one, as the title suggests, leaps forward to 1984. And Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), who died in the first movie, appears to be alive — maybe the original Steve had a son? The story takes place against the backdrop of the Cold War, as a new villain, Kristen Wiig’s Cheetah, begins to make her presence known. (June 5, 2020)

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