Tired of Just Watching Marvel & DC Movies? Here Are 11 Other Superhero Films That Soar

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With the film industry coming to a (mostly) screeching halt in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, quite a few big-name, would-be comic-book blockbusters have been waylaid — in some cases, several times. For Marvel (and Disney), the pandemic meant pushing back not only the long-awaited Black Widow (2020) standalone film, but also delaying the release of The Eternals (now 2021), a film that is poised to fill the post-Avengers: Endgame (2019) void.

Meanwhile, DC Comics has been saddled with an enormous setback, too: Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) — the sequel to Patty Jenkins’ 2017 blockbuster about the Amazon warrior’s origin story — was pushed from June 2020 to August — then to October of this year. But maybe the Marvel- and DC-film drought isn’t all bad. With moviegoers feeling fatigued by the number of big-budget superhero flicks, this lack of new content allows us to fill the void with other stories. From graphic novel adaptations to completely original no-capes-involved dramas, here are Ask’s favorite superhero films that fall outside of the Marvel and DC canons.