What You Need to Know About the 2017 Superhero Movies

When we think about big blockbuster movies, we always think about superheroes, and it’s a big year for them at the box office!

Here’s everything you need to know about the superhero movies that are out in theaters this summer and fall. Bring on that beautiful muscle-bending, gravity-defying, spandex-wearing action!

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1. Wonder Woman

This is the Wonder Woman movie we’ve been waiting for all our lives! Not only is it a female-directed and female-led superhero movie (which is a triumph in and of itself), the action and great acting are appealing to everyone, regardless of age or gender.


Plus, we can't WAIT for Leigh Bardugo's Wonder Woman: Warbringer, the YA coming-of-age story for the world’s greatest super hero so we had to put her first on the list.


The Stats:


Theatrical Premiere: June 2, 2017


Starring: Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, David Thewlis, Danny Huston, Elena Anaya, Connie Nielsen, Ewen Bremner, Saïd Taghmaoui, and Ann Wolfe


Based on: Original Wonder Woman DC comics by William Moulton Marston


Find the trailers on YouTube here and here.


Rotten Tomatoes score: 92%

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2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

There’s a whole lot to love here—a fast-paced plot, comic relief, and one of the most lovable motley crews in cinema, including cute Groot, kick-butt Gamora, and the charmingly goofy Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord.


The Stats:


Theatrical Premiere: May 5, 2017


Starring: Chris Pratt, Vin Diesel, Dave Bautista, Zoe Saldana, Bradley Cooper, Karen Gillan, Michael Rooker, Kurt Russell, Sean Gunn, Pom Klementieff, Elizabeth Debicki, Chris Sullivan, Sylvester Stallone, and Tommy Flanagan


Based on: 2008 Guardians of the Galaxy Marvel comics by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning and other comics by Steve Englehart, Steve Gan, Jim Starlin, Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Jack Kirby, Bill Mantlo, and Keith Giffen


Other movies in the series: Guardians of the Galaxy


Find the trailers on YouTube here and here.


Rotten Tomatoes Score: 81%

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3. Spider-Man: Homecoming

This version of Peter Parker first stole our hearts in Captain America: Civil War, and we are so happy that he has his own spin-off movie. We predict a lot of love for this guy.


The Stats

Theatrical Premiere: July 7, 2017


Starring: Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr., Michael Keaton, Marisa Tomei, Zendaya, Tony Revolori, Donald Glover, Laura Harrier, Bokeem Woodbine, Kenneth Choi, Martin Starr, Jacob Batalon, Hannibal Buress, Logan Marshall-Green, Michael Barbieri, Michael Chernus, Tyne Daly, Michael Mando, Angourie Rice, and Jon Favreau


Based on: Original Spider-Man Marvel comics by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby


Find the trailers on YouTube here and here.

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4. Thor: Ragnarok

We don’t know how the world is going to handle waiting until November for Thor: Ragnarok. We about died when the trailer showed him losing his hammer, Mjölnir, and we’re not sure how this Asgardian god is going to get out of the mess he’s in. But we do know that we’ll enjoy going along for the ride.


The Stats:


Theatrical Premiere: November 3, 2017

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tom Hiddleston, Mark Ruffalo, Cate Blanchett, Taika Waititi, Tessa Thompson, Jaimie Alexander, Idris Elba, Anthony Hopkins, Jeff Goldblum, Benedict Cumberbatch, Karl Urban, Sam Neill, and Ray Stevenson


Based on: Original Thor Marvel comics by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Larry Lieber


Other movies in the series: Thor, Thor: The Dark World


Find the trailer on YouTube here.

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5. Justice League

Finally, finally, comes Justice League! Thank you, superhero gods! We’re already geeking out over this killer cast: from alpha male Aquaman to fierce Wonder Woman (who we definitely don’t mind seeing on the big screen twice this year) to brooding Batman. We’re not thrilled that Superman didn’t make an appearance in the trailer, but he’s gotta be there, right?


The Stats


Theatrical Premiere: November 17, 2017


Starring: Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jason Momoa, Ezra Miller, Amber Heard, Ray Fisher, J. K. Simmons, Willem Dafoe, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Jeremy Irons, Kiersey Clemons, Ciarán Hinds, Diane Lane, and Connie Nielsen


Based on: Original DC comics and television series by Bob Kane, Bill Finger, William Moulton Marston, Joe Shuster, and Jerry Siegel


Other movies in the series: Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman


Find the trailer on YouTube here.

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