Comic Books to Movies in 2013 and Beyond

Speculations and expressions of high hopes often act as the sources of rumors regarding soon-to-be movies.  However, that information is frequently incorrect or subject to change. For example, you can find many articles with information about the next solo Batman movie, but nothing it seems, is set in stone.  Here, we will look at some of the facts and rumors about comic books to be made into future movies.

Man of Steel  June 14, 2013

An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world.



Iron Man 3 May 3, 2013

Tony Stark uses his ingenuity to fight those who destroyed his private world and soon goes up against his most powerful enemy yet: the Mandarin.



Thor: The Dark World November 8, 2013

Thor battles an ancient race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith who threatens to plunge the universe back into darkness after the events of The Avengers.



The Wolverine July 23, 2013

Wolverine travels to Japan to train with a samurai warrior.




Adam Strange  August 1, 2013

An archaeologist is suddenly sent from Earth to another planet where he must protect it from outside dangers.





 In development for 2014

The Amazing Spider-Man 2

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Guardians of the Galaxy (pictured)

Silver Surfer


In development for 2015 and beyond

Justice League

Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, the Flash and other superheroes unite to fight against evil forces.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Warner Brothers plans to spin off these superheroes into solo films, and Mark Hughes of speculates that after Justice League, Batman will move “to his own series that will exist in a universe with the other superheroes.” That’s an interesting shift in Batman’s movie presence.

Avengers 2

Green Lantern 2


Fantastic Four

Wonder Woman (pictured)

Most of the above listed in-development films are good bets to make it the theaters, since they’re backed by major studious. However, many movies never make it past the early stages. One that comes to mind was a Superman movie in which Nicholas Cage was slotted to play the Man of Steel. Yet, while he may not seem like the Superman-type, he has played other superheroes in recent films.

Let us know what comic books you’d like to see made in to a film.


2 thoughts on “Comic Books to Movies in 2013 and Beyond

  1. It’s great having a one-stop place for comic book news, Jean! I’ve been following “Man of Steel” for a while and can’t wait to see it. I get pretty protective/opinionated when it comes to Superman. No other superhero is constantly targeted for reinterpretation the way he is. I wonder where the new production team will take him.

  2. Thanks for the comment Brian. It hadn’t occurred to me that Superman is reinvented more often than other superheroes. I wonder why? I thought the first trailer for “Man of Steel” looked great and I’m looking forward to seeing it too.

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