Of the 10 biggest box office movies in history, three are Marvel comic book movies released in the last three years (The Avengers 1 & 2 and Iron Man 3). They combined to earn more than $4 billion—yes, with a “b.” Marvel has dominated Hollywood recently, but comic rival DC is rebooting franchises with its own iconic heroes, gearing for a box-office showdown of super proportions. Here’s a guide to the war for comic supremacy:
###DC Comics Movies
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice — The sequel to 2013’s Man of Steel features an angry Batman (Ben Affleck) squaring off with a not-so-heroic Superman.
Suicide Squad — David Ayers (Fury, End of Watch) directs the story of a group of supervillains—led by Jared Leto’s Joker—embarking on a suicide mission.
A New Batman Movie (title TBA) — Ben Affleck, who directed the Oscar-winning Argo, will helm an upcoming stand-alone film about the Dark Knight.
### DC Comics Television
Supergirl — CBS’s Supergirl series is a family-friendly take on the grown-up world of DC heroes starring Melissa Benoist, best known for Glee.
Arrow — The CW’s series about the Green Arrow shares villains and other universe elements with another network hit…
The Flash — The premiere of the CW’s The Flash—about a young man given superhuman speed in a lab accident—was one of its biggest hits ever.
###Marvel Cinematic Universe Movies
Captain America: Civil War — The latest installment in the adventures of the Avengers heroes, Civil War will feature several familiar faces and the debut the latest Spider-Man—19-year-old Tom Holland.
Doctor Strange — Benedict Cumberbatch stars alongside Rachel McAdams, Tilda Swinton and Chiwetel Ejiofor.
Spider-Man — If this sounds familiar, it’s because it’s the third franchise reboot in the last 15 years.
###Marvel Cinematic Universe Television
Daredevil — Season 2 of the Netflix hit will feature another notable comic book name: The Punisher (played by Walking Dead’s Jon Bernthal).
Jessica Jones — Krysten Ritter (who played Jesse’s girlfriend Jane on Breaking Bad), stars as the superhero P.I. in the Netflix show.
Iron Fist — Rumors have Ryan Phillippe connected to star as the martial artist with the power to revive careers of former heartthrobs.