With theatrical release dates being shuffled all the time, follow us for the latest schedule of all upcoming superhero movies.
Updated June 6, 2022
Comic book films have led the must-see trend in recent years, and although the coronavirus pandemic has temporarily slowed box office sales, superhero films are once again dominating theaters across the country as cinemas return to big business. Marvel Studios releases multiple hits a year, while the DC Extended Universe constantly navigates the superhero film playing field to try and find its groove. There are a few other studios with comic book attributes on their slate as well.
We’re here to help you stay on top of superhero movie mania. What’s the next big release? Will it be part of a shared cinematic universe that you know and love? Which cast members will be returning in the sequel?
The theatrical release dates of the following live-action films have been confirmed. Here are the latest release date schedule updates.
Thor: Love and Thunder release date, director, cast and more
Release date: July 8, 2022
Director: Taika Waititi
Authors: Jennifer Kaytin Robinson and Taika Waititi
- Chris Hemsworth—Thor
- Natalie PortmanJane Foster
- Christian Bale-Gorr
- Tessa Thompson – Valkyrie
- Taika Waititi-Korg
- Jamie Alexander—Sif
- Jeff Goldblum – Grandmaster
- Chris Pratt – Star Lord/Peter Quill
- Dave Bautista-Drax
- Karen Gillan – Fog
- Pom Klementieff – praying mantis
- Sean Gunn-Kraglin
- Russell Crowe—Zeus
Following Sorcerer Supreme, Thor becomes the first hero from the Marvel Cinematic Universe to receive a fourth standalone film in a pivotal year for the MCU. The franchise has Taika Waititi to thank for its longevity after directing Thor: Ragnarokthe culmination of what was once known as the Thor trilogy, as well as one of the best MCU films to date.
Chris Hemsworth’s Thor played a key role in both Avengers: Infinity War and Avengers: Endgame, with a bow that led him to pass his Asgardian crown to Valkyrie and ride aboard their starship with the Guardians of the Galaxy. So the Guardians will join them love and thunder Party. The most significant casting addition is Christian Bale as Gorr the God Butcher, a dangerous and determined villain with a unique backstory. Bale as Gorr has the potential to be one of the great MCU antagonists.
The most surprising cast member, however, is the actress who starred opposite Hemsworth in the first two Thor films, Natalie Portman. After seemingly abandoning the franchise, Portman came back for a cameo appearance endgame. And now Marvel seems to have lured them with promises of godlike powers. In the comics, Jane wields Mjolnir after Thor becomes unworthy to possess the hammer and has a successful comic book run as Mighty Thor. Could love and thunder mark the end of Thor as we know him and pave the way for Portman’s Jane as the new face of the ongoing series?