What? You thought you were getting a break after “Infinity War”? Think again. Here are the top 10 movies you’ll have to look forward to between now and 2020.
01 Ant-Man and the Wasp (July 6, 2018)
Scott Lang (Paul Rudd) and Hope van Dyne (Evangeline Lilly) are back for another round of hilarious heroics. Lang joined the dysfunctional Avengers family in “Civil War,” but trying to be a hero hasn’t been an easy job. He’s going to need Hope’s help when a new villain poses an enormous threat.
02 Venom (Oct. 5, 2018)
Tom Hardy takes on the role of Eddie Brock and his symbiotic alter ego in the Sony/Marvel collaboration, “Venom.” Set to release this October, “Venom” tells the story of how Eddie falls prey to an alien life-form and eventually must join forces with it in order to survive.
03 Dark Phoenix (Feb. 14, 2018)
Sophie Turner reprises her role as Jean Grey, a young psychic mutant with one of the most powerful (and dangerous) minds in the world. The early 2000s X-Men films tried to tell the story of The Phoenix, the dark manifestation of Jean’s power, without much success. Luckily, the rebooted franchise seems to be heading in the right direction.
04 Wonder Woman 2 (Nov. 1, 2018)
Diana has been a very, very busy warrior. Actress Gal Gadot is set to return as the iconic character of Wonder Woman in an all new movie taking place after the explosive events of the first film. Few details have been released, but the cast officially includes Kristin Wiig as the villain Cheetah.
05 Shazam! (April 5, 2019)
Actor Zachary Levi is hands -down the perfect choice for the role of “a teenager in a hero’s body.” The 37-year-old actor and Nerd HQ founder will play Shazam, the superhero alter ego of young Billy Baston (Angel Asher). The film will be a lighter, funnier addition to the DC cinematic world.
06 Captain Marvel (March 8, 2019)
Marvel fans only have to wait until next March to finally see the long-awaited “Captain Marvel” film. Award-winning actress Brie Larson steps into the suit of Captain Marvel/Carol Danvers in the first female-led Marvel movie. The MCU version of Danvers pulls directly from her comic book history. Danvers is an expert military pilot with direct ties to Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson and her abilities make her one of the most formidable heroes we’ve seen to date. Though this film is set as a prequel, Danvers will be the main factor in merging the various pieces of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
07 Avengers Sequel (May 3, 2019)
This list would not be complete without mentioning the next film in the Avengers series. The tragic events of “Infinity War” emotionally devastated fans. Unfortunately, we may not be able to take much comfort in the sequel. Marvel is keeping a tight lid on the details. Though some members of the cast are already contracted for the sequel and future Marvel films, “Infinity War” certainly taught us not to trust a book by its cover.
08 The New Mutants (Aug. 2, 2019)
The X-Men franchise is slated to take a frightening turn next summer with the release of “The New Mutants.” Starring Anya Taylor-Joy, Maisie Williams, Charlie Heaton, Blu Hunt and Henry Zaga, the plot surrounds five teenagers struggling to cope with their mutant abilities. They are under the watchful eye of their mysterious mentor (Alice Braga), but all is certainly not well.
09 Spiderman: Homecoming 2 (July 5, 2019)
Yes, Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is getting a second film. Does that make up for “Infinity War”? Not even remotely. Our favorite neighborhood web-slinger will return next summer, presumably to continue where “Spiderman: Homecoming” left off. Michael Keaton will reprise his role as Vulture and Zendaya will return as MJ, while Jake Gyllenhaal is in talks for the role of Mysterio.
10 Aquaman (Dec. 21, 2019)
Jason Momoa will splash back into our screens this December in DC’s “Aquaman.” The film comes after Momoa’s character, Arthur Curry/Aquaman, connected with the Justice League. The film will be directed by James Wan (“Furious 7”) and was inspired by “classic action-adventure films.”
Which movie are you most looking forward to? Let us know at MACG Magazine.