Here’s an overview of the upcoming year’s superhero movies.
I, FRANKENSTEIN; January 24th
Frankenstein’s monster may not the usual superhero, but it’s based on a graphic novel and the demon-battling premise seems heroic enough.
ROBOCOP; February 12th
This is also one you might not think of this as a superhero movie, I include it because there was a Marvel comic based on the movie and if Iron Man is a superhero…
CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER; April 4th
The second Captain America installment and the third of the five Marvel Phase II films. After taking on some high level conspiracies, Captain America finds himself battling his old sidekick’s villainous alter ego, i.e. The Winter Soldier.
AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2; May 2nd
The sequel finds Spiderman facing Electro and–to a lesser degree–Rhino.
X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST; May 23rd
As the confusing title implies, this is a time travel story in which events in the past must be changed to avert a grim future. Wolverine is sent back to affect this change.
TRANSFORMERS 4: AGE OF EXTINCTION; June 27th
OK, this is more a toy movie than a superhero movie, but cars that turn into robots seem super in my book. That’s not to say there isn’t a better than average chance the movie will stink.
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY; August 1st
It’s still early. There’s no trailer out as of this posting.
TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES; August 8th
No trailer or images out, and little is known except this is about as ridiculous a premise for a movie as is imaginable.
BIG HERO 6; November 7th
This is an animated Marvel project. A robotics prodigy and his creation team up with amateur crime-fighters to put an end to a nefarious plot.