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When Every Upcoming Superhero Movie Will Hit Theaters

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Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (Part One)
> Release date: June 2, 2023
> Directed by: Joaquim Dos Santos, Kemp Powers, Justin K. Thompson
> Starring: Shameik Moore, Hailee Steinfeld, Jake Johnson

The animated sequel to “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse” will continue the story of Miles Morales, a New York City kid turned into Spider-Man. However, Miles lives in a world with several parallel universes where many iterations of the spider hero exist. The original animated film is ranked higher on IMDb than any of the live-action Spider-Man films.

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The Flash
> Release date: June 23, 2023
> Directed by: Andy Muschietti
> Starring: Michael Shannon, Michael Keaton, Ezra Miller

In the first feature focused on this DC hero (who earlier appeared in 2017’s “Justice League,” among other films), The Flash (Miller) must travel back in time and meets several versions of Batman, played by original actors Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck. The film has been overshadowed by controversy around its star, Ezra Miller, who has faced a variety of legal charges, including harassment and burglary, and is being treated for mental health issues.

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The Marvels
> Release date: Jul. 28, 2023
> Directed by: Nia DaCosta
> Starring: Brie Larson, Teyonah Parris, Iman Vellani

“The Marvels” is a sequel to “Captain Marvel” and a continuation of Disney+ series “Ms. Marvel.” It follows superheroes Carol Danvers (Larson), Kamala Khan (Vellani) and Monica Rambeau (Parris) as they switch places every time they use their powers.

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Kraven the Hunter
> Release date: Oct. 6, 2023
> Directed by: J. C. Chandor
> Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Russell Crowe, Alessandro Nivola

“Kraven the Hunter” will be the next live-action film in Sony’s Spider-Man Universe. The character Kraven first debuted in comic books as an adversary to Spider-Man. He is an obsessive big game hunter who prefers to use his bare hands rather than a firearm to take down his prey.

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Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom
> Release date: Dec. 25, 2023
> Directed by: James Wan
> Starring: Jason Momoa, Ben Affleck, Nicole Kidman

The first “Aquaman” did not do great with critics but became the highest grossing film in the DC Extended Universe and Warner Bros.’ second-highest grossing film worldwide ever, behind only the last installment in the “Harry Potter” series. Jason Momoa will reprise his role as the King of Atlantis

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