5 Upcoming Marvel And DC Superhero Movies Which Will NEVER Reach The Big Screen

5 Upcoming Marvel And DC Superhero Movies Which Will NEVER Reach The Big Screen

There are a long list of superhero movies on the way, but there are some which just aren't going to happen. Here, we take a look at five most likely to be cancelled, but they're not the ones you'll expect!



Sometimes, being a superhero movie fan isn't easy. For starters, movie studios announce titles so far in advance that we're stuck waiting what feels like forever for them (where are you, Black Panther?), while others are revealed so early that they ultimately fall apart and never happen. That sucks. 

However, we've all been following these things long enough to know when something probably just isn't going to happen and what you'll find here is a look at five movies while almost certainly will never see the light of day. Oh, and we're not even counting the usual suspects (*sob* The Batman *sob*).


So, read on for our breakdown of five upcoming superhero movies which are never going to see the light of day. These picks will definitely surprise you, especially when you reach our fifth and final film...

5. Green Lantern Corps



The last update we got in regards to Green Lantern Corps was that Man of Steel scribe David Goyer is penning the screenplay with Justin Rhodes, while there's reportedly a chance that the former will direct (the horror...). Despite that, I just can't see this one happening. Warner Bros. lost a huge amount of money on the 2011 movie and are clearly reluctant to commit to another CGI-heavy blockbuster featuring the character. They also seem to be worried about using Hal Jordan at all, hence why he's been left on the shelf and was nowhere to be seen in either Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice or the upcoming Justice League movie.

That doesn't bode well for his future regardless of rumblings that a member of the Green Lantern Corps will make a cameo appearance in the superhero ensemble, something that seems doubtful as it seems very early for this world to commit to what the intergalactic group of heroes will look like before they've even settled on the direction the movie named after them will take. This could happen down the line, but it won't be in this decade. 


4. Black Widow



Marvel Studios plan well ahead, hence why we know what's coming from them right up until 2019. Their Phase 4 plans have yet to be revealed, but chances are a full slate of movies will be announced in the near future which makes it clear what we should expect from the Marvel Cinematic Universe once Avengers: Infinity War brings this current crop of adventures to an end. However, one movie I don't for a second believe will be among them is the long rumoured - and semi-confirmed - solo outing for Black Widow.

Kevin Feige has seemingly committed to it happening in past interviews, but that doesn't mean it will, especially after the Scarlett Johansson-led Ghost in the Shell bombed at the box office. That must have knocked Marvel's confidence in her ability to draw so chances are they'll be keeping their focus on Captain Marvel for the time being. After all, while Wonder Woman may have proved that female-led superhero movies can succeed, there's really nothing to say that Black Widow would be anything special, especially when she's arguably a rather bland character when compared to Diana Prince and Carol Danvers. 


3. Shazam



Technically, Shazam was cancelled the moment it got replaced by Black Adam, but it's been said on multiple occasions that the plan is for Billy Batson to still get his own movie. Somewhere along the line, Warner Bros. clearly realised that they would be better off giving Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson the opportunity to shine by himself as an anti-hero rather than playing second fiddle to whoever winds up playing Shazam. Given the way Johnson views Adam, he probably played a big part in that, hence why he's getting a movie of his own before his heroic foe. I

t's a decision which I guess does make sone sense and it's now hard to imagine Black Adam being followed by Shazam before the two characters are brought together. I do think the hero will show up in Adam's franchise at some point, but it seems as if he's being relegated to supporting character status and it seems more likely that we'll see Black Adam meet Superman and the Justice League before Shazam! On the subject of DC Comics adaptations we should probably forget about, we've all accepted that Cyborg just isn't going to happen by now, right? Well, it's not, so there. 


2. Gambit



Gambit was originally set to be released in October 2016 but the movie has neither a director nor release date as I write this. When Fox revealed their plans for 2018 (X-Men: Dark Phoenix, Deadpool 2, and New Mutants), the Cajun was nowhere to be found and it appears as if this one has been placed firmly in development hell after budgetary concerns and the loss of two directors. It was franchise producer Lauren Shuler Donner who came up with the idea to make Gambit a reality after learning that Channing Tatum was a fan of the hero and the process since has felt extremely forced.

It's a movie which never really made much sense but still stood the chance to be something somewhat special had it been given an R-Rating. The approach to Gambit has been all wrong from the start, though, as it would have made much more sense to introduce him elsewhere before this spinoff launches. Now, it seems like the studio is done wasting time and money on it despite promises to the contrary. Talking of Fox/Marvel movies which are never going to happen, we can probably add that Fantastic Four sequel to the list as well (though I'm sure you didn't need me to tell you that). 


1. Justice League, Part 2



The original plan was for Justice League to be a two-part movie, but that changed following the mixed reaction to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Warner Bros. was clearly reluctant to hands Zack Snyder a huge amount of money to make two movies which could potentially be critical and commercial disappointments, so the plan now is obviously to wait and see how the first instalment does before they commit to another. That's fair enough and while I'm optimistic that we WILL get a Justice League sequel, I don't think it will be this one.

With Snyder handing over the reigns of Justice League to Joss Whedon following a family tragedy and the fact his next project is expected to be a much smaller war movie, I think he'll walk away from the DC Films Universe for a while. What that means is that whatever he envisioned Justice League, Part 2 to be (probably the team battling Darkseid) is going to change when a new filmmaker comes in to take things in their own direction. Hell, with Ben Affleck seemingly so on the fence about playing Batman these days, we may even be bidding some members of the superhero team farewell now! 

Do you guys agree that these superhero movies are never going to happen? Are there any others equally as unlikely? Share your thoughts in the comments section down below.


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