Infographic: The Next 5 Years of Comic Book Movie Release Dates Mapped Out
If you didn't know already, we're in the middle of a comic book movie revolution. Thanks to the exploits of Marvel, Sony and Fox, there's never been a better time to be a comic book fan. But this year will see the genre's other big player kicking off their cinematic universe in earnest. 2016 is a huge year for DC Comics fans, with Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad bringing some of the the best known comic book characters of all time, to the big screen.
But all this is just the start, with 2016 and 2017 set to be the biggest year ever for the comic book movie genre. Between now and 2020 there are more than 30 comic book movies slated for release, with major highlights including the introduction of a new Justice League, Marvel's big Infinity War, and origin stories for the likes of Doctor Strange, Aquaman, and Wonder Woman. To help you get organized, we've compiled the release dates for every major comic book movie adaptation into one infographic, because it's never too early to start looking forward to a good Green Lantern adaptation....
Before you dive in, we should take this moment to remind you that it's highly unlikely that Fox's planned Fantastic Four sequel will be going ahead...but you probably could have guessed that anyway.
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Of course, everything kicks off this weekend with Ryan Reynold's R-rated Deadpool movie, which is already making records at the box office with its refreshingly rude and honest brand of comedy attracting a record haul for a February release. But as we mentioned before 2016 will be all about the fact that the world's two biggest comic book houses are releasing their biggest movies to date. The big question is, what will win at the box office? Captain America: Civil War, or Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice?