The 20 Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies

Whether you’re into it or not, comic books have now usurped traditional literature itself as the cornerstone of big studio blockbusters. With that in mind, we decided to look at the months and years ahead and compile a list of our 20 Most Anticipated Comic Book Movies, based on all the films we’ve seen our readers clamoring for over this past year. 

While Marvel Studios will continue to dominate with at least three new releases a year, the DC Extended Universe continues to make headway into the marketplace, slowly building a fanbase that loves the characters and the actors playing them even if they’re not as into the films themselves. Hopefully DC can turn things around with their slate, which offers several previously unexploited characters (Aquaman, Wonder Woman, The Flash) their day in the cinematic sun. 

Meanwhile, there are a few indie comic and manga adaptations that will give Marvel and DC a run for their money, and offer audiences a respite from capes and cowls. We didn’t include certain superhero titles not based on comics (Power Rangers, The Incredibles 2), though that doesn’t mean we’re not looking forward to those as well! Whatever your preference, you’re bound to see lots of films you’re dying to see in our list, which you can check out in our galley below! 

What are your most anticipated comic book movies? Let us know in the comments below!