Comic book fans of the world rejoice! The superhero movie, possibly the most popular genre around these days, has reached critical mass. There are now at least seven such films in the making slated for every year between 2016 and 2019, and a few are even confirmed for 2020 already.
We’ve already seen one of Marvel’s most popular anti-heroes hit theaters this year, breaking box office records right and left, and a cavalcade of other superhero movies are lined up for release throughout the remainder of 2016. This summer alone, three of the most-anticipated superhero movies will be vying for our hard-earned cash and attention.
But before then, the coolest superhero toys and gadgets for your collection have already arrived in stores. And no movie-going experience would be complete without a t-shirt or other attire to let the world know you’re a Marvel super fan or die-hard DC devotee.
Continue reading for our top superhero movies of the season – and how you can save extra cash to spend on movie tickets and snacks by buying your superhero gear through Splender. For example, Splender members can earn 2% cash back when purchasing their tickets from Fandango, not to mention beating those long lines and securing a ticket before they sell out!
Deadpool – February 12th
February’s hit sensation Deadpool brought to life the wisecracking, sarcastic superhero who generally lays waste to the idea that he is anyone’s hero: Wade Wilson (aka Deadpool). In this eighth installment of the X-Men film series, the snarky superhero hunts the man who gave him an accelerated healing power, but also a scarred physical appearance.
This Marvel Deadpool Costume Full Zip Hoodie allows super fans to become their own superhero. All true fans know that Deadpool loves his Mexican food, and this Marvel Deadpool Taco Expressions T-Shirt perfectly captures the superhero’s sense of humor and nine different facial expressions to illustrate his love of one of his favorite foods. You’re sure to be a hit with your fellow moviegoers when you wear either of these Deadpool clothing items. (Both from Hot Topic, where Splender members receive 4% cash back.)
Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice – March 25th
One of the most anticipated films of the year – without a doubt – has to be Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, coming to theaters March 25. What some say will be the greatest superhero battle of all time, Batman v. Superman follows Batman as he wages war against the Man of Steel following the destruction of Metropolis. As the showdown between Batman and Superman rages, a new threat arises, placing mankind in an all-new epic danger. Plus, Wonder Woman makes her leap to the big screen, where she joins forces with Superman and Batman to stop evil forces from destroying Metropolis.
Kids (young and old) will love playing with this Batman vs Superman: Voice-Changer Helmet from Toys ‘R’ Us (where Splender members can earn 2% cash back). Light up eyes, push button sounds and phrases and an integrated voice changer will provide hours of fun.
Wonder Woman fans will want to lasso-up this collectible Barbie Wonder Woman Doll from Target (where you can receive 1% cash back). The doll is sculpted in the likeness of Gal Gadot, the actress who portrays the superhero in this summer’s film. The superhero doll wears her highly detailed, iconic costume with “bulletproof” bracelets, sword, shield and lasso of truth in tow (you’ll just have to pretend her invisible plane jet is included, too). Fans will want to collect all the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice dolls to create an entire league of superheroes!
Captain America: Civil War – May 6th
Also high on the list of anxiously awaited summer superhero movies is Marvel’s Captain America: Civil War. Chris Evans, in his third starring role as Captain America, aka Steve Rogers, leads the newly formed team of Avengers in their efforts to safeguard humanity. But after another incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability, headed by a governing body to oversee and direct the team.
The new status quo fractures the Avengers, resulting in two sides—one led by Steve Rogers and his desire for the Avengers to remain free to defend humanity without government interference, and the other following Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark), who has made the surprising decision to support government oversight and accountability. As the debate escalates into an all-out feud, the other Avengers are forced to pick a side.
Show your love of Captain America in your home with this poster featuring Marvel Comics Retro: Captain America Comic Book Cover No.111, with Hydra and Bucky. The comic book poster has a vintage look and is the perfect addition for a fan’s bedroom or movie room. (Available at Art.com with 9% cash back.) Or chow down on some Captain America waffles during Saturday morning cartoons. This Captain America Shield Waffle Maker is unique fun for the whole family! (Purchase your waffle maker from Toys ‘R’ Us and earn 2% cash back.)
For those who side with Stark, trick out your Macbooks and keyboards with Iron Man-themed decals from eBay (where Splender members receive 2% cash back). You can also wear your arc reactor on your sleeve with these stainless steel Iron Man cufflinks from Kohl’s (with 4% cash back).
X-Men: Apocalypse – May 27th
An all-star cast featuring Jennifer Lawrence (Mystique), Michael Fassbender (Magneto), James McAvoy (Professor X) and Hugh Jackman (Wolverine) among others come back in the ninth installment of the X-Men series. Delivering the latest in mutant mayhem, the X-Men: Apocalypse will see a cast of old and new mutants going up against a classic villain from the comics, one that’s arguably their greatest and most deadly foe: Apocalypse.
Show your support for the X-Men’s resident bad boy with this Stainless Steel Wolverine Ring from Kohl’s (where Splender members will receive 4% cash back). Or this X-Men Marvel Select Magneto Action Figure from Rakuten.com (where members can receive 2% cash back) is a great gift for fans of one of the deadliest mutants ever, Master of Magnetism himself, Magneto!
Suicide Squad – August 5th
Suicide Squad is sure to be one of the top superhero movies of the summer. With tag lines like “Justice has a bad side” and “Worst. Heroes. Ever.” this dark, edgy film centering around a team of supervillains will have moviegoers on the edge of their seats the entire way through. The film, based on the DC Comics antihero team of the same name, will tell the story of imprisoned supervillains who accept a secret government mission to execute dangerous black ops missions in exchange for the forgiveness of their crimes.
Margot Robbie will star as Harley Quinn, the Joker’s semi-psychopathic girlfriend and usual adversary of Batman. In the character’s on-screen debut, Quinn, a once-brilliant psychologist, will team up with the Joker (Jared Leto), Deadshot (Will Smith), Enchantress (Cara Delevingne) and many more on a series of suicide missions, hence the name.
These Chuck Taylor DC Comics Harley Quinn hi-top sneakers give worthy tribute to one of Gotham City’s most beloved villains and one of the most popular female comic book characters of the moment. (Available for purchase at Converse for 4% cash back.)
And for the serious collector, this Global Authentics Margot Robbie Signed Autographed Suicide Squad Photo is a major addition to add to your superhero movie collection. (Find this autographed poster at Sears.com and receive 4% cash back when purchasing.)
Extend the on-screen thrills with these toys, tech, collectibles and attire choices before hitting the theaters. Remember to shop through Splender to earn cash back rewards – perfect for building your superhero movie collections or buying that extra-large popcorn at all the movies you’ll be watching this summer. Sign up for Splender today!