Every Marvel, DC and comic book movie coming in 2024 and beyond

With theatrical release dates constantly being reshuffled, follow us for the latest schedule of all the upcoming superhero movies.
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/Wade Wilson in Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios / © and ™ 2024 MARVEL.
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool/Wade Wilson in Marvel Studios' DEADPOOL & WOLVERINE. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2024 20th Century Studios / © and ™ 2024 MARVEL. /

Comic book movies have helped to spearhead the contemporary must-see movie trend. Even though many factors have led to an overall declining box office, superhero movies are continuously fighting to leave their cinematic mark and many of our favorite heroes have had a positive impact at movie theaters in recent years.

The Marvel Cinematic Universe is evolving their strategy while moving forward to develop content for many years to come and the Sony Marvel movies supplement the genre with sporadic releases. The DC franchise remains in the mix, as it navigates the superhero movie playing field to try to find their groove.

We are here to help you keep track of superhero movie mania. What is the next big release? Will it be a part of a shared movie universe that you know and love? What cast members are set to return in the sequel?

The live-action movies that follow have confirmed theatrical opening dates. Here are the latest updates to the release date schedule.

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Ryan Reynolds stars as Deadpool in Twentieth Century Fox’s DEADPOOL 2. Photo Credit: Courtesy Twentieth Century Fox. /

Deadpool and Wolverine

Release Date: July 26, 2024

Director: Shawn Levy

Writers: Shawn Levy, Rhett Reese, Ryan Reynolds, and Paul Wernick

• Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool/Wade Wilson
• Morena Baccarin – Vanessa
• Emma Corrin – Cassandra Nova
• Hugh Jackman – Wolverine/Logan
• Brianna Hildebrand – Negasonic Teenage Warhead
• Jennifer Garner – Elektra
• Aaron Standford – Pryo/John Allerdyce
• Matthew Macfayden – Mr. Paradox

The first two Deadpool hits were produced by 20th Century Fox, the same studio behind the X-Men franchise. Now that Disney owns the rights to Fox movie studios and its affiliated properties, the third movie is led by Marvel Studios. Which means the Deadpool series will be dropped right into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Question: How will this retcon be explained? Answer: The multiverse!

Just like Spider-Men from the previous series joined Tom Holland’s avenging web-slinger in Spider-Man: No Way Home, Deadpool will be brought in thanks to the recent multiversal ongoings in the MCU. The previews indicate the Time Variance Authority will be a catalyst for these events. The TVA was the time-keeping surveillance organization from the Loki series. Will Tom Hiddleston drop in to impede on Wade’s possible interference with a now stable timeline?

This setup will open the door for dozens of potential MCU cameos, but let’s not forget the other titular mutant, Wolverine. Marvel Studios has been slowly phasing mutants into their world, with mentions in Ms. Marvel and She-Hulk, and appearances by Professor-X in Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness and Beast in The Marvels. But Wolverine has been the designated prime X-Men for decades now, and bringing Hugh Jackman back to the role, as well as into the MCU, is a huge deal.

Having Wolverine in this Deadpool movie is so significant that they even changed the name of the movie from Deadpool 3 to Deadpool and Wolverine. That is exciting and all, but for the sake of consistency, is it too late to retroactively retitle Deadpool 2, Deadpool and Cable?

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Kraven the Hunter

Release Date: August 30, 2024

Director: J.C. Chandor

Writers: Matt Holloway, Art Marcum, and Richard Wenk

• Aaron Taylor-Johson – Kraven/Sergei Kravinoff
• Ariana DeBose – Calypso
• Christopher Abbott – The Foreigner
• Fred Hechinger – Chameleon/Dmitri Merdyakov
• Alessandro Nivola – Rhino/Aleksei Sytsevich
• Russell Crowe – Nikolai Kravinoff

Despite Kraven being commonly recognized among Spider-Man fans as one of the wall-crawler's best villains, the deadly Russian hunter has not appeared in any of the eight live-action Spidey flicks (although he was a member of the Sinister Six in the Spider-Man Broadway show). Sony setting an entire movie around Kraven will remedy his previous absence. As the protagonist, he will fight as an anti-hero, similar to Venom and Morbius.

The casting for Kraven is a promising start with Aaron Taylor-Johnson previously proving himself as Kick-Ass and Quicksilver in great superhero movies. Both of those parts couldn’t have been more different and Kraven has the potential to be an especially introverted and layered role for the star. The remarkable indie actor, Christopher Abbott, will portray the assassin Foreigner, while the sensational singer/dancer Ariana DeBose will aim to enchant as the voodoo sorceress Calypso.

Kraven will be the fifth film in the current Sony Marvel Universe, after two Venoms, Morbius, and Madame Web. And Chandor is by far the most accomplished director in the series, so Marvel fans can hope he raises the bar for Sony. It is still to be determined if Kraven and the other films will connect. At the end of Spider-Man: No Way Home, we saw that the Venom movies take place in an alternate universe from the MCU. And Michael Keaton’s Vulture was perplexingly brought to that reality at the end of Morbius. Will any of those previously installed menaces confront Kraven?

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Joker: Folie a Deux

Release Date: October 4, 2024

Director: Todd Phillips

Writers: Todd Phillips and Scott Silver

• Joaquin Phoenix - Joker/Arthur Fleck
• Lady Gaga - Harley Quinn
• Zazie Beetz - Sophie Dumond
• Brendan Gleeson
• Catherine Keener
• Harry Lawtey

While the first Joker could have easily been left as a one-off triumph, being nominated for the Best Picture Oscar with Joaquin Phoenix taking home the Best Lead Actor award, its critical and financial success meant a sequel would surely follow. For a studio that constantly struggles to figure out how to secure a hit from its DC comics catalog, Warner Bros. was enticed to bring both Todd Phillips and Phoenix back for more.

The original Joker paid homage to classic gritty crime sagas – most notably Martin Scorsese classics such as Taxi Driver and The King of Comedy. However, there are early reports that the sequel will take on the musical genre. So if Todd Phillips intends to stylistically or spiritually emulate films of the past, perhaps he will look to dark musicals such as The Rocky Horror Picture Show or Sweeney Todd.

The addition of Harley Quinn suggests that Folie a Deux will again include a love story (however twisted it may be). And who better to play the lovable menace in a musical than Lady Gaga? She proved her talent in the Star is Born remake and was even better in Ridley Scott’s House of Gucci, which also is a more apt indicator of her ability to take on Mr. J’s partner. Of course, Margot Robbie has been undeniably appealing in this role already, but DC film and television studios threw a singular connected universe out the window a long time ago.

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Venom: The Last Dance

Release Date: October 25, 2024

Director: Kelly Marcel

Writer: Kelly Marcel

• Tom Hardy – Venom/Eddie Brock
• Juno Temple
• Chiwetel Ejiofor

Sony’s Marvel Universe is just as unpredictable as the old DCEU. Morbius and Madame Web didn’t generate enough income to warrant a sequel conversation, Kraven the Hunter had its release pushed back by almost an entire year, and El Muerto has completely disappeared from theatrical calendars. But Venom is the production company’s current go-to comic book property. Critical response aside, the original Venom raked in over $800 million worldwide and Let There Be Carnage broke $500 million, which was rare for a pandemic-era release.

Tom Hardy is a special actor, with an impressive physicality and an uncanny ability to shift tonal cues with each role. He may be the best man for this job, although it certainly isn’t one of the Oscar nominee’s top performances. He was even more captivating as Bane in The Dark Knight Rises. Kelly Marcel wrote the first two movies, although she couldn’t quite nail down the complex duality of Venom and Eddie without resorting to silly gimmickry. She is now tasked with both writing and directing The Last Dance.

After Michelle Williams co-starred in the previous entries, there is no confirmation for her return, as of yet. It looks like Juno Temple will be taking over as the new female lead. One would expect her part to be more than just a simple love interest to the anti-hero. Chiwetel Ejiofor is also on board since he currently is on extended standby for his other superhero franchise, as Mordo in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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Falcon/Sam Wilson (Anthony Mackie) in Marvel Studios’ THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER. Photo by Chuck Zlotnick. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /

Captain America: Brave New World

Release Date: February 14, 2025

Director: Julius Onah

Writers: Julius Onah, Dalan Musson, and Malcolm Spellman

• Anthony Mackie - Captain America/Sam Wilson
• Shira Haas - Sabra
• Tim Blake Nelson - Leader/Samuel Sterns
• Danny Ramirez - Falcon/Joaquin Torres
• Carl Lumbly - Isaiah Bradley
• Harrison Ford - Thunderbolt Ross
• Liv Tyler - Betty Ross

The previous Captain America feature’s release date was about nine years before Brave New World. Chris Evans’ Steve Rogers stood as a symbol of liberty in three solo Captain America adventures and four Avengers epics, with his last appearance in Avengers: Endgame. In his closing moments, he gifted his shield to Anthony Mackie’s Falcon.

Sam Wilson did not immediately assume the role as the leader of heroes. Mackie starred in the limited series The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, which charted Sam’s path to becoming Captain America. So now with Steve Rogers gone, Brave New World will be the first cinematic experience with the new Captain America. Will he face off against former antagonists such as Baron Zemo or U.S. Agent? Surprisingly, this film will see the return of Tim Blake Nelson’s Leader, whose only MCU attendance was in 2008’s The Incredible Hulk. This announcement is doubly unexpected because it will be over 15 years between appearances and Leader is normally a Hulk foe.

Liv Tyler will also reprise her role from The Incredible Hulk, whose father will now be depicted by Harrison Ford, after the passing of William Hurt. Talented Nigerian American director, Julius Onah, will be taking the franchise over from the Russo Brothers. Luce showcased his proclivity for tense sequences, which could fit with the tone of other Captain America movies like Civil War and The Winter Soldier. And speaking of Winter Soldier, at the moment there is no word on whether Sebastian Stan will come back as Captain America’s sidekick in Brave New World, although he will be joining a new team…

Yelena (Florence Pugh) in Marvel Studios' BLACK WIDOW, in theaters and on Disney+ with Premier Access. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. ©Marvel Studios 2021. All Rights Reserved. /


Release Date: May 2, 2025

Director: Jake Schreier

Writers: Eric Pearson and Lee Sung Jin

• Julia Louis-Dreyfuss - Contessa Valentina
• Florence Pugh - Black Widow/Yelena Belova
• Sebastian Stan - Winter Soldier/Bucky Barnes
• Wyatt Russell - U.S. Agent/John Walker
• David Harbour - Red Guardian/Alexei
• Hannah John-Kamen - Ghost/Ava Starr
• Olga Kurylenko - Taskmaster/Antonia Dreykov
• Lewis Pullman - Sentry/Robert Reynolds
• Harrison Ford - Thunderbolt Ross

The Thunderbolts are an anti-Avengers assembly of not-so-good guys. After over 30 movies, the Marvel Cinematic Universe will finally debut a supervillain team-up. While multiple named antagonists have compiled in a single narrative, villains from previous films have not yet gathered together in a large follow-up event. So, Thunderbolts should be an enticing prospect for the franchise.

The character who was guaranteed from the beginning to round up the Thunderbolts is Contessa Valentina Allegra de Fontaine, brought to life by Julia Louis-Dreyfuss. She could operate similar to Nick Fury’s role within the Avengers – recruiting the members of the team. Thus far, she appeared in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, molding Captain Walker into U.S. Agent, in Black Widow, giving Yelena a nudge toward taking out Hawkeye, and Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, unveiling her position as the head of the CIA. Surprisingly, she was nowhere to be found in the Hawkeye miniseries, but one could imagine that she will pop up again before Thunderbolts comes out.

The most popular veteran MCU figure on the Thunderbolts will be the Winter Soldier, as he is the only teammate to also suit up as an Avenger. His opponent from The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, John Walker, will learn to work beside him in this movie. Three standout Black Widow cast members will return; Florence Pugh as the new foremost Black Widow, David Harbour as Red Guardian, and Olga Kuryleno as Taskmaster. Ant-Man and the Wasp’s Hannah John-Kamen will round out the Thunderbolts roster as Ghost, while Lewis Pullman will be unveiled as the unfathomably formidable golden guardian, Sentry.



Release Date: July 11, 2025

Director: James Gunn

Writer: James Gunn

• David Corenswet - Superman/Clark Kent
• Rachel Brosnahan - Lois Lane
• Nicholas Hoult - Lex Luthor
• Maria Gabriela de Faria - Engineer/Angela Spica
• Nathan Fillion - Green Lantern/Guy Gardner
• Isabela Merced - Hawkgirl/Kendra Saunders
• Anthony Carrigan - Metemorpho/Rex Mason
• Edi Gathegi - Mister Terrific/Michael Holt
• Milly Alcock - Supergirl/Kara
• Sean Gunn - Maxwell Lord
• Sara Sampaio - Eve Teschmacher
• Skyler Gisondo - Jimmy Olsen
• Wendell Pierce - Perry White

Although this will not be James Gunn’s first involvement with the DC Universe (recently changed from DC Extended Universe), Superman will make a grand entrance for the revamped film series that Gunn is overseeing, similar to how Kevin Feige runs the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Gunn has previously developed The Suicide Squad and its Peacemaker spin-off show and now will be heavily involved in Superman, again serving as both writer and director.

The cast of this movie is quickly coming together, with David Corenswet as the son of Krypton. This is unfortunate for DCEU fans who were fond of watching Henry Cavill fly around on the big screen. The other big parts filling in the story are Rachel Brosnahan's Lois Lane, Nicholas Hoult's Lex Luthor, and Nathan Fillion as the Guy Gardner version of Green Lantern. Fillion is a notable James Gunn regular, recently applying his straight-faced humor in Gunn’s Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3.

James Gunn decided to drop the subtitle “Legacy” and simply name the film Superman. This is a bold move as fans have been divided lately over the direction of DC films when few question their loyalty to the original Superman from 1978. Gunn has quite a challenge on his hands, having to differentiate his vision to stand out from, not just Richard Donner’s classic, but also Bryan Singer’s interpretation, as well as Zack Snyder’s version of the hero.

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The Fantastic Four

Release Date: July 25, 2025

Director: Matt Shakman

Writers: Josh Friedman, Jeff Kaplan and Ian Springer

• Pedro Pascal – Mister Fantastic/Reed Richards
• Vanessa Kirby – Invisible Woman/Sue Storm
• Ebon Moss-Bachrach – Thing/Ben Grimm
• Joseph Quinn – Human Torch/Johnny Storm

The Fantastic Four already had two cinematic endeavors this century. The most recent was directed by Josh Trank in 2015 and was a dismal affair. Despite Black Panther’s Michael B. Jordan standing in as the Human Torch, the film was a critical and commercial failure. Ten years prior, Tim Story helmed a Fantastic Four two-fer; a fun family-friendly superhero series with Chris Evans portraying Johnny Storm not too long before suiting up as Captain America in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Now it is the MCU’s turn to take a crack at the super family. Director of the Spider-Man “Home” trilogy, Jon Watts, was in early talks to lead the franchise but is taking a break from comic book adaptations, leaving an opening for WandaVision’s Matt Shakman to take over. Shakman directed all nine episodes of the near-perfect limited series. If he can lend a similar fervent idiosyncrasy to The Fantastic Four, this movie could stand out just like his Disney Plus series.

John Krasinki stunned fans when he played Mister Fantastic inDoctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. But that version of the character was in an alternate dimension, so pop culture icon Pedro Pascal will look to dominate yet another beloved universe. Ebon Moss-Bachrach has some experience in this genre after portraying Micro in Netflix’s The Punisher. And Joseph Quinn is no “stranger” to admired genre properties; he was fan-favorite Eddie Munson in Stranger Things. However, the cast member with perhaps the least invitations to comic-con is the finest actor of the quartet, Vanessa Kirby.

From left to right: Mahershala Ali (“Boggs,” left) and Jennifer Lawrence (“Katniss Everdeen,” right) star in Lionsgate Home Entertainment’s THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY PART 2.. Photo Credit: Murray Close/Lionsgate /


Release Date: November 7, 2025

Director: Yann Demange

Writers: Stacy Osei-Kuffour and Nic Pizzolatto

• Mahershala Ali - Blade
• Mia Goth
• Delroy Lindo

Along the same vein as Marvel heroes Hulk and Spider-Man, Blade is a reintroduction of an already filmed story, reframed within the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It isn’t stated enough that the original Blade was actually the first theatrical wide-release of a Marvel comics superhero adaptation; the only such cinematic experience of the 20th century. Wesley Snipes led the successful trilogy that paved the way for X-Men, Spider-Man, and eventually the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

It was announced a few years ago that the face of the Blade revival will be two-time Oscar winner Mahershala Ali. Small-budget filmmaker Bassam Tariq stepped down as director, making room for Yann Demange. Both of his previous features offer insight into what he can bring to a multifaceted superhero movie; ’71 showcases a chaotic urban battleground centered around a singular soldier, while White Boy Rick balances an unstable family dynamic for some unsavory characters.

The daywalker has yet to show himself in the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Although fans could hear Ali voice the character in the final seconds of Eternals. He approaches Kit Harrington’s Dane Whitman on the verge of grasping the legendary Ebony Blade, on his way to become the Black Knight. That character is likely to make an appearance in Blade, but the biggest riddle Marvel will have to resolve is how vampires fit into the 30-film franchise. Could the multiverse be the answer?

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(L-R): Jonathan Majors as Kang The Conqueror in Marvel Studios’ ANT-MAN AND THE WASP: QUANTUMANIA. Photo courtesy of Marvel Studios. © 2022 MARVEL. /

Avengers 5

Release Date: May 1, 2026

Director: To be determined

Writer: Michael Waldron

Cast: To be determined

Ever since Marvel dropped Jonathan Majors, there has only been uncertainty surrounding the fifth Avengers, while no concrete information about The Kang Dynasty has surfaced. Even the title of the film is now dubious. Majors played Kang in both Loki and Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania and was gearing up to have an epic showdown against the Avengers. Will plans for The Kang Dynasty be completely scrapped or will Majors be replaced by another actor?

Clearly, the situation is unfortunate for all involved, and even the MCU's fans will be missing out on what could have been; Majors remarkably portrayed three versions of Kang thus far and effectively stole the show in all scenarios. Quantumania’s credit scene teased many more Kangs to come. But Majors’ behavior in his private life has led to him losing out on the role of a lifetime.

After Thanos’ quest for the stones was the focus of Avengers: Infinity War, The Kang Dynasty was set to shine a light on another villain-centric narrative. Now, sweeping decisions will need to be made on how Marvel will move forward. There are plenty of Avengers candidates who are looking to claim more screen time, but without a story worthy of uniting the heroes, the next Avengers team-up could be in trouble.

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The Batman Part II

Release Date: October 2, 2026

Director: Matt Reeves

Writers: Matt Reeves and Mattson Tomlin

• Robert Pattinson – Batman/Bruce Wayne
• Colin Farrell – Penguin/Oswald Cobblepot
• Andy Serkis – Alfred Pennyworth
• Jeffrey Wright – Commissioner Gordon

While the DCU will be making a mark with James Gunn’s new trajectory, Warner Bros.’ DC division will still be producing unrelated DC superhero movies, that they have calculatingly called DC Elseworlds. The Joker and Batman franchises fall under the purview of this extrinsic universe.

The Batman was slightly divisive among hardcore DC fans, but in the end, it earned enough revenue to warrant a sequel for the studio. The strangest part about this Batman series is how Michael Keaton recently revived his Bruce Wayne role (he was in the canceled Batgirl and plays a considerable role in The Flash), while Ben Affleck has also hung around for longer than expected, and someone new may even sign on for the DCU. One of Gunn’s projects in the pipeline is The Brave and the Bold with Bruce Wayne and his son, Damian. So, we will have four different actors playing Batman in DC films in the same decade.

There are still a lot of unknowns about The Batman Part II, however we can expect some clues due to the production of a spinoff show about the Penguin. The events of that Max limited series are intended to lead into The Batman’s sequel, sort of bridging the gap between the two cinematic features. The Joker was teased (not Joaquin Phoenix’s version) at the end of the original, so perhaps Barry Keoghan’s Joker will be upgraded for Part II.

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Spider-Man in Columbia Pictures’ SPIDER-MAN: ™ FAR FROM HOME /

Avengers 6

Release Date: May 7, 2027

Director: To be determined

Writer: Michael Waldron

Cast: To be determined

"Secret Wars" was just as popular, if even more so, than the "Infinity Gauntlet" run of Marvel comics over 30 years ago. Preceding "Infinity Gauntlet" by several years, "Secret Wars" brought together a plethora of Marvel heroes and villains on a scale never seen before. While a lot takes place in its twelve issues, the plot simply follows the Beyonder transporting superpowered individuals to an inescapable planet so that they can battle each other for his entertainment.

With this kind of setup, there is the potential to include any (even every) active MCU superhero or villain throughout the Secret Wars storyline. This may even prove as an opportunity to introduce new characters, but with so many heroes already in play between the films and Disney Plus series, and with Fantastic Four sure to make a mark in the MCU, it could be difficult to juggle any more characters.

The cinematic franchise takes liberties with its source material to better adapt the stories contemporarily, so Beyonder may indeed be replaced with an antagonist like Kang or Doctor Doom. As the release date approaches, we are sure to gather more evidence as to who might be the inciting players and how a Secret Wars-like event could come into play.

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