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Posted on 12th Apr 2017
2017 is going to be exciting for superhero fans out there, whether you’re Team DC or Team Marvel. Moreover, 2017 promises to be even a stronger and more robust year, with multiple new movie releases based on our comic book favourites.
Sure, it’s a good time to be a fan of these movies, but you’ll probably have a little difficulty tracking everything that will come out. That’s why we’ve made a handy list of superhero movies that will hit the theatres near you.
See which of your cosmic defenders will be on the silver screen this year.
Batman (voiced by Will Arnett) was a breakout star of the uber successful Lego Movie. So it isn’t surprising to know that the caped crusader will get his own flick. Expect hilarity to ensue as the jerky, egocentric Batman will once again try to save the city from his #1 nemesis, the Joker (Zack Galifianakis). Robin (voiced by Michael Cera) and Batgirl (voiced by Dawn Rosario) will join in on the fun, among many others. After watching this movie, you’ll forget the serious billionaire hero you’ve come to know as a child. Given the gloomy atmosphere that the other comic book movies will exude this year, The LEGO Batman Movie is a film that’s sure to lighten up things.
This will probably be the last time you’ll see Hugh Jackman play as Logan a.k.a. Wolverine, so you shouldn’t miss this one out. Logan will be the final instalment in the standalone Wolverine series. While last year’s X-Men: Apocalypse proved to be a box office disappointment, Logan has a lot of fans excited as the previews are nothing short of stunning and at the same heartbreaking.
The movie takes place in 2024, a bad year for mutants as births have become extremely rare. Logan will be introduced to a young girl, also known as X-23 (Dafne Keen), a mutant similar to Logan’s Wolverine. The X-Men are long gone, and the only mutants remaining from the group are an old, struggling Charles Xavier (Sir Patrick Stewart) and a depressed Logan.
We just can’t get enough of Baby Groot!
He’s probably one of the reasons we’ll be watching the second instalment of the movie. But there’s more to Guardians of the Galaxy than our little tree friend as Peter Quill (Chris Pratt) and his band of misfits traverse the outer regions of the universe.
Set to the backdrop of ‘Awesome Mixtape #2’, Peter will still be fighting to defend the galaxy all while uncovering the true identity of his father and making allies out of old foes.
Wonder Woman is DC’s first release of the year as they are still trying to regain a strong foothold in creating comic book movies.
In her first solo debut, we will learn the origins of the Amazonian Princess, Diana a.k.a. Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot), leading up to her discovery of the outside world. She’ll be teaming up with Steve Trevor (Chris Pine), an American World War I pilot, to save the world and become the pillar of justice we’ve come to know today.
Tom Holland is back again as the young web-slinger Peter Parker in Spider-Man: Homecoming after his incredible debut in Captain America: Civil War. This time, he’s got his own solo flick with Tony Stark (Robert Downey Jr.) as his mentor.
In the third Spider- Man franchise resurrection, the young Peter Parker starts to navigate his newfound identity as the web-slinging titular character. He’ll be facing villains like Vulture (Michael Keaton) and the Tinkerer (Michael Chernus), with the help of his mentor Iron Man as they battle their foes side-by-side as seen in the final shot of the trailer.
Thor: Ragnarok (November 3)
The third instalment of the Thor movies might make for a buddy comedy flick with the Hulk joining in on the chaos. We’ll see the God of Thunder (Chris Hemsworth) return home to search for his missing father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and find out just who exactly might be trying to collect all the Infinity Stones. But before he could do that, he has to battle against the Ragnarok (Norse mythology’s version of the apocalypse) along with the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo).
Thor: Ragnarok might usher us to next year’s The Avengers: The Infinity War. Not only that, but it’s the perfect follow up to this year’s Spider-Man: Homecoming.
With most of DC’s heavyweight superheroes getting their solo films, it’s not surprising that the company will gather these metahumans together to form a team.
Following the death of Superman (Henry Cavill) in Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Batman (Ben Affleck) enlists the help of newfound ally Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) to recruit new members of a new alliance that will be called- you know it- the Justice League. While the Flash (Ezra Miller) will jump right away at the opportunity, other heroes like Cyborg (Ray Fisher) and Aquaman (Jason Momoa) will need more convincing. The burning question is, will Superman come back following his death? We don’t see him in the trailers, but there are talks that Cavill will appear in the movie.
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