Superhero movies have officially conquered Hollywood. Of the top four movies at the domestic box office this year, three of them feature comic book heroes:
Wonder Woman, Guardians of the Galaxy: Volume 2, and Spider-Man: Homecoming. But the year's not over yet, and there are still plenty of movies coming out this fall/winter superhero fans should see. A couple of these films are legit superhero movies from powerhouses Marvel and DC, but the vast majority are movies outside of the superhero realm that will still appeal to fans of the genre.
These other films are quite diverse as far as their subject matter is concerned, but they all have some elements that look like they could have been pulled from the pages of a comic book. For instance, you'll find movies that feature a single remarkable person taking on evil forces against all odds; an extinction-level event that must be stopped at all costs; and films boasting loads of over-the-top action and near-superhuman feats. You'll also encounter aliens, superspies, ninjas, monsters, and androids to go along with your caped crusaders, gods of thunder, and wonder women. So if you're a fan of superheroes, take a look below at 13
upcoming 2017 films that you're sure to enjoy.
OK, it's not technically a movie, but the first two episodes of this Marvel TV show premiered in IMAX theaters as a feature-length event, so it counts.
‘American Assassin’ - Sept. 15
If you enjoy the mentor/mentee trope of superhero films, then you should enjoy this action-thriller.
‘Kingsman The Golden Circle’ - Sept. 22
Superspies are a type of superhero, right?
The popular ninja franchise gets its own fun-looking film from the dependable Lego team.
‘Blade Runner 2049’ - Oct. 6
This resurrected sci-fi franchise has long been a favorite of comic book fans.
‘The Foreigner’ - Oct. 13
Taken, but with a revenge-seeking Jackie Chan so you know there'll be some crazy stunts.
If you're all about the world-ending cataclysmic events that often feature in superhero movies, then you should check out this silly apocalyptic sci-fi actioner.
‘Thor: Ragnarok’ - Nov. 3
The final MCU movie of the year, any superhero fan worth their salt will be showing up for this on opening weekend.
‘Blade Of The Immortal’ - Nov. 3
This Japanese film is the adaptation of the popular manga about an invincible samurai, and the action is
‘Justice League’ - Nov. 17
‘The Shape Of Water’ - Dec. 8
Guillermo del Toro's film is a monster movie/love story starring a creature that bears more than a passing resemblance to Abe Sapien from his Hellboy movies.
‘Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi’ - Dec. 15
Star Wars movies are about as superhero-y as you can get without actually being superhero movies.
‘Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle’ - Dec. 20
Since The Rock is basically a real life superhero, this totally counts.
Given the popularity of superhero movies, it's no wonder that so many 2017 movies are looking to appeal to comic fans. Here's hoping for more of the same next year.