Comic-Book Movies Guide
Caped crusaders, tights-clad titans and wielders of weapons both martial and magical continue to rake in big bucks at the box office, encouraging the major studios to branch out to lesser-adapted properties and reboot tried and true ones. Here’s what your fan friends will be having impassioned online debates about for the next few years:
Disney | July 17, 2015 Director: Peyton Reed Writers: Edgar Wright, Joe Cornish, Adam McKay Created by: Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby (Marvel) Starring: Paul Rudd, Michael Douglas, Evangeline Lilly Story: After more than a decade in development, con-man Scott Lang will hit the silver screen to help his mentor Dr. Hank Pym safeguard the amazing mystery of the size-shrinking, strength-amping Ant-Man technology from various menaces. Winter Soldier as Brock Rumlow) has said the Russos have hinted to him that the character, better known as the villain Crossbones, may play a larger role in the threequel. Fox | May 27, 2016 Director: Bryan Singer Writers: Simon Kinberg, Dan Harris, Michael Dougherty Created by: Stan Lee, Jack Kirby (Marvel) Starring: James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Jennifer Lawrence, Evan Peters Story: Singer has said Apocalypse will focus on the origin of the mutants and will be more like a First Class sequel. The film will take place in 1983 and introduce younger versions of Cyclops, Jean Grey and Storm. Sony | June 10, 2016 Director: Marc Webb Writers: Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Jeff Pinkner Created by: Starring: Andrew Garfield, Sarah Gadon Story: Details of Peter Parker’s latest foe to face-down in Manhattan have yet to appear, and some industry watchers are wondering if one of the planned villain spin-offs ( Sinister Six and Venom) might take over the date. Writers: David James Kelly Created by: Roy Thomas, Len Wein, John Romita, Sr. (Marvel) Starring: Hugh Jackman Story: Mangold says the sequel will draw on popular comic-book stories; Kelly is a freshman writer best known for his original short Straw Man about an average joe who’s actually a successful arms dealer.
Fox | July 14, 2017