Ant-Man ThorWe’re halfway through both the actual calendar, and the Summer blockbuster season (which started in May).  Even though it feels like a Friday night at the video store circa 1990, there have been some amazing movies released so far. Dinosaurs are battling robots for box office supremacy, and Pixar is once again at the front of Best Animated Feature Oscar speculation with “Inside Out”.

Here’s the latest movie schedule, culled from various sources… Not much to update, except for the Smurfs getting an actual title.  There will probably be more after San Diego and D23.

NOTE:  My colleagues have noted the confusion over Warner Brothers’ superhero schedule.

To be clear: past Suicide Squad, Warners Brothers/DC Entertainment has not matched announced movies with opening dates.

So, you will see a listing like:

Unknown 2018 Flash


3/23/2018 Untitled DC 

That does not mean that there are two movies scheduled, only that DCE is planning movies, and has claimed dates. Other news sites have linked titles to dates. This has not been officially announced or confirmed by Warner Brothers, and until I see official confirmation, will continue to list the names and dates separately. When do I expect to see that confirmation? Either at a shareholder’s meeting, or sometime in July or August, just like last year. Like last year, I expect Marvel, via D23, to make a bigger splash than DC, although DC could try to win Comic-Con this year, given Marvel Studio’s suspected absence.

Updates are in bold.  I have included links back to Box Office Mojo, which is the source of this data.

Date Title Studio
7/10/2015 Minions Universal
7/17/2015 Ant-Man Marvel
7/24/2015 Pixels Sony/Columbia
8/7/2015 Fantastic Four Fox
8/14/2015 Underdogs (2014) (Metegol) Weinstein
10/23/2015 Jem and the Holograms Universal
11/6/2015 The Peanuts Movie Fox
11/25/2015 The Good Dinosaur Pixar
12/18/2015 Star Wars: The Force Awakens Disney
2/12/2016 Deadpool Fox
3/4/2016 Zootopia Disney
3/25/2016 Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice DCE
5/6/2016 Captain America: Civil War Marvel
5/27/2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Fox
6/3/2016 Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2 Paramount
6/17/2016 Finding Dory Pixar
7/8/2016 ??? (Was Doctor Strange) Marvel
7/8/2016 Star Trek 3 Paramount
8/5/2016 Suicide Squad DCE
8/19/2016 Kubo and the Two Strings Focus/Laika
9/23/2016 Storks Warners
10/7/2016 Gambit Fox
10/7/2016 Monster High Universal
11/4/2016 Doctor Strange Marvel
11/18/2016 Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them Warners
11/23/2016 Moana Disney
12/16/2016 Rogue One Disney
12/25/2016 Nation Awakes Aamir Sajjad Ventures
1/13/2017 Power Rangers Lionsgate
2/10/2017 Untitled LEGO Batman Film Warners
3/3/2017 Untitled Wolverine Fox
3/10/2017 Captain Underpants Dreamworks
3/31/2017 Get Smurfy in 3D Sony
3/31/2017 Ghost in the Shell Disney
5/5/2017 Guardians of the Galaxy 2 Marvel
5/26/2017 Untitled LEGO Movie ? Warners
5/26/2017 Star Wars: Episode VIII Disney
6/9/2017 The Fantastic Four 2 Fox
6/16/2017 Toy Story 4 Pixar
6/23/2017 Untitled DC DCE
6/30/2017 Despicable Me 3 Universal
7/7/2017 Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales Disney
7/28/2017 Unititled Spider-Man Sony/Marvel
9/22/2017 Ninjago Warners
11/3/2017 Thor: Ragnarok Marvel
11/17/2017 Untitled DC DCE
11/22/2017 Untitled Pixar Animation Pixar
2/9/2018 Untitled Warner Animation Group Project Warners
3/9/2018 Untitled Disney Animation Disney
3/23/2018 Untitled DC DCE
5/4/2018 Avengers: Infinity War, Part 1 Marvel
5/18/2018 The LEGO Movie Sequel Warners
6/15/2018 Untitled Pixar Animation Pixar
7/6/2018 Black Panther Marvel
7/13/2018 Untitled Fox / Marvel Fox / Marvel
7/20/2018 Spider-Man (animated film) Sony
7/27/2018 Untitled DC DCE
11/2/2018 Captain Marvel Marvel
11/16/2018 Untitled WB Event Film Warners
11/21/2018 Untitled Disney Animation Disney
4/5/2019 Untitled DC DCE
5/3/2019 Avengers: Infinity War, Part 2 Marvel
5/24/2019 Untitled Warner Animated Film Warners
6/14/2019 Untitled DC DCE
7/12/2019 Inhumans Marvel
4/3/2020 Untitled DC DCE
6/19/2020 Untitled DC DCE
11/20/2020 Untitled WB Event Film Warners
Unknown 2016 Popeye Sony
Unknown 2016 Untitled Lego Movie Warners
Unknown 2017 Wonder Woman DCE
Unknown 2017 Justice League, Part One DCE
Unknown 2017 Lego Batman Warners
Unknown 2018 Flash DCE
Unknown 2018 Aquaman DCE
Unknown 2018 Lego Movie 2 Warners
Unknown 2018 HP: Fantastic Beasts Warners
Unknown 2019 Shazam DCE
Unknown 2019 Justice League Part Two DCE
Unknown 2020 Cyborg DCE
Unknown 2020 Green Lantern DCE
Unknown 2020 HP: Fantastic Beasts Warners
UNKNOWN The Amazing Spider-Man 3 Sony
UNKNOWN The Amazing Spider-Man 4 Sony
UNKNOWN Untitled Frozen sequel Disney
UNKNOWN Incredibles 2 Disney
UNKNOWN Cars 3 Disney
UNKNOWN Sinister Six Sony



  1. Those schedules feel like they are are getting over crowded with comic property saturation. With so many films tentatively only allowing three weeks or so between other large releases I think there will be three outcomes. Those films are going to have to hit big and accumulate fast so it makes the money back it needs, hope the other film is a dud and cruise through it’s opening to continue it’s gains, or films will start cannibalizing their audiences by either genre burn out or audience market and a majority start doing lower than needed numbers for the share holders.

  2. If people don’t have superhero fatigue now, they sure will a year from now. And even more so in two years. Looks like the Death of Cinema to me.

    All these “Untitled DC” entries suggest that a release date is now more important than having a script, a director, a cast or a concept. They’ll worry about such trivial things later.

  3. is there some rule that says one has to see every last movie on that list. just watch the ones that interest you. i’m planning on only seeing the marvel based movies (with the exception of the f.f., get it right or get out of the theaters), so that’s what, about three movies a year. little chance of superhero fatigue when going to the movies. it’s like saying too many companies make too many comic books, again just read the ones you like, disregard the rest. same thing with the movies. and as far as hollywood saturating the market, this is what they do. decades ago putting out tons of westerns, spy flicks, war flicks, musicals, biker movies, space movies, monster movies, etc,, while the genre is hot and when the genre cools down, they still make those types of movies, just much less of them. right now the novelty of seeing characters from the comic books on the big screen (especially cross-overs) is very popular (putting it mildly) , but in about six to ten years, who knows. always with the talk of the death of superhero movies, how about enjoying the ride while it lasts.

  4. “decades ago putting out tons of westerns, spy flicks, war flicks, musicals, biker movies, space movies, monster movies, etc,,”

    The difference is that most of those were low-budget B movies. A lot of them played at Saturday matinees for children. Even adjusted for inflation, they didn’t cost $200M (or more), as a lot of superhero movies do now.

  5. The genre/franchise movies of the past didn’t eat up all of a studio’s resources. Fox could have made a lot of Westerns (and other kinds of movies) with the money it spent to make and market the last X-Men movie.

    In the past, studios would use the profits from the Charlie Chan or Andy Hardy series to make The Wizard of Oz or The Grapes of Wrath. The profits from superhero movies are just being used to make more superhero movies (and similar sci-fi/fantasy franchise films). If people don’t like originality and only want rehashes of what they’re already seen, I guess this is a golden age.

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