Superhero movies to expect within the next three years

Published: August 29, 2017

With a recent influx of superhero movies finding their way onto the big screen in the last few years, it seems as though this theme will not be ending anytime soon, which we're all happy about. With that, we decided to take a look at some of the superhero movies that you'll find being released in the next three years.

Thor: Ragnarok

With the release of this film on its way in October this year, we find a completely new theme to the newest Thor film that finds the title character (played by Chris Hemsworth) imprisoned somewhere on the other side of the universe being forced into a deadly gladiator battle against his "friend from work", the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo). From here, Thor's quest to survive finds him trying to prevent the destruction of Asgard from Hela, the goddess of death - who is played fiercely by Cate Blanchett.

Justice League

Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) finds himself moved by Superman's (Henry Cavill) selfless act at the end of Batman vs Superman, and enlists his new ally, Diana Prince (Gal Gadot), to fight against an even bigger threat. They quickly form a team together with the help of new recruits Cyborg (Ray Fisher), the Flash (Ezra Miller) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) to fight against their newly awaked enemy, but they could find that they're too late to save Earth.

Black Panther

Chadwick Boseman plays the recently orphaned prince of Wakanda, who takes both the throne and the role of the Black Panther up to protect his country. When he returns to Wakanda he finds his sovereignty challenged by factions in the country, with two enemies conspiring to bring down his kingdom.

Pacific Rim: Uprising

The long-awaited second part to Pacific Rim features a lot of brand new characters in the form of John Boyega and Scott Eastwood, with the events of the film set seven years after the original film. The premise of the story shows the Yeager drivers not only fighting Kaijus, but also Ron Perlman's Hannibal Chu, who has mastered controlling Kaijus to do his bidding.

New Mutants

The new take on an X-Men film sees five young mutants discovering their abilities while they are held in a secret facility against their will. The film will see the young mutants fighting to escape their past sins and stars Maisie Williams, Anya Taylor-Joy, Charlie Heaton, Henry Zaga and Blu Hunt, as well as a rumoured return for James McAvoy's Professor X.

Avengers: Infinity War

The film is based four years after the events of Guardians of the Galaxy vol. 2, and will feature the Avengers - who are still suffering the after-effects of Captain America: Civil War - joining forces with the Guardians of the Galaxy to fight Thanos. Thanos wants to amass all of the Infinity stones for a gauntlet that will let him inflict his will on reality.

Deadpool 2

As the project for Deadpool 2 is still in its early stages, there isn't a lot we already know, however with the confirmed introduction of the characters Domino and Cable (played by Josh Brolin) we can guess that the film will certainly be an interesting take on probably multiple comic adaptations.

The Incredibles 2

It's been a long time coming, but we can finally see the return of our favourite superhero family. The plotline for this film seems to explore the potential for Elastigirl to return to saving the world while Mr Incredible stays home to look after baby Jack-Jack.

Ant-Man and the Wasp

With this film being set after Avengers: Infinity War, and a definite knowledge that we will find Paul Rudd's mini superhero in that film itself, it will be interesting to see whether Captain America and his friends are still considered criminals or not - which could influence Ant-Man's storyline based on if he will still be hunted by authorities. This is interesting as all we get for the movie's synopsis so far is that we will see Scott Lang grappling with the consequences of his choices as both a superhero and a father.


With Sony once again rebooting their Marvel-based slate with Spiderman: Homecoming, they have thrown in a Venom project to bolster their hold. With Tom Hardy playing the ill-fated Eddie Brock, who is the character who first became Venom - the alien symbiote that requires a host to survive - and therefore provides them with incredible superpowers. Think emo Tobey Maguire in Spiderman 3 but hopefully infinitely better.

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

Following her uptake of the role of Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, Sophie Turner returns as the sometimes infamous character, as Jean Grey begins to truly develop her incredible powers that begin to corrupt her and cause her to turn into a Dark Phoenix. This causes the X-Men to decide whether her life is more important than the rest of the world - see X-Men 3. This film marks the beginning of yet another X-Men trilogy.


Jason Momoa plays Arthur Curry, who discovers that he is the heir to the underwater kingdom of Atlantis. Now he has to step forward and lead his people, as well as being a hero to the world.


Rebooting Ron Perlman's incredible and much-loved performance as Hellboy is a ballsy move, especially since Guillermo del Toro is also no longer involved. But we have high hopes for David Harbour's (Stranger Things) performance as the titular character, and are excited to see the fresh relaunch of the demon-ish paranormal researcher.

Captain Marvel

Brie Larson plays the titular role as an air force pilot who develops superhuman powers, and will spend her origin story film battling an alien race - the Skrulls. There is also a serious debate on whether she will be appearing in the Avengers: Infinity War sequel, as Samuel L. Jackson will be joining her as Nick Fury in her own film.


Shazam follows the story of a young boy who is given the ability to become an adult superhero when he needs to by saying a single magic word. We haven't been told who will be playing the main role(s), but we do know that Dwayne Johnson will be playing Shazam's nemesis, Black Adam, in his own movie.

Avengers 4

We know next to nothing about this film, as Marvel is keeping everything under wraps - including its name! With everything supposedly being a spoiler to Infinity War, all we can really be sure of is that it will be a prequel to Infinity War and will follow the events of the film, including the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy appearing together.