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By Jason Snell

Begun, these superhero movie wars have

Note: This story has not been updated for several years.

Captain Marvel
Captain Marvel #1 cover art, by David Lopez/Marvel

Two weeks ago Warner Bros./DC Comics got its act together and announced its cinematic counterattack to the success of Marvel’s movies.

The studio announced ten movies stretching out to 2020, including “Batman v Superman” (I think it’s about a Supreme Court case?), “Wonder Woman,” a two-part “Justice League” movie, “The Flash,” and an attempt to repair the damage done by “Green Lantern.”

Today Marvel counterattacked with its own announcement of a movie schedule that stretches out to 2019.

Not to be outdone by its distinguished competition, Marvel’s committing to a “Doctor Strange” film, “Black Panther” (starring Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in “42”), “Captain Marvel” (the Carol Danvers version), a Captain America/Iron Man “Civil War” film, “Inhumans,” and a two-part “Avengers” event.

If these movies don’t make people tired of superheroes, nothing will. (Unrelated: I will probably see them all.)

The complete Marvel/DC schedule until we’re all retired:

  • May 1, 2015: Avengers: Age of Ultron (Marvel)

  • July 17, 2015: Ant-Man (Marvel)

  • May 6, 2016: Captain America: Civil War (Marvel)

  • March 25, 2016: Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (DC)

  • August 5, 2016: Suicide Squad (DC)

  • Nov. 4, 2016: Doctor Strange (Marvel)

  • May 5, 2017: Guardians of the Galaxy 2 (Marvel)

  • June 23, 2017: Wonder Woman (DC)

  • July 28, 2017: Thor: Ragnarok (Marvel)

  • Nov. 3, 2017: Black Panther (Marvel)

  • Nov. 17, 2017: Justice League (DC)

  • March 23, 2018: The Flash (DC)

  • May 4, 2018: Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1 (Marvel)

  • July 6, 2018: Captain Marvel (Marvel)

  • July 27, 2018: Aquaman (DC)

  • Nov. 2, 2018: Inhumans (Marvel)

  • April 5, 2019: Shazam (DC)

  • May 3, 2019: Avengers: Infinity War – Part 2 (Marvel)

  • June 14, 2019: Justice League 2 (DC)

  • April 3, 2020: Cyborg (DC)

  • June 19, 2020: Green Lantern (DC)

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