2022 was something of a mixed back for superhero movies, with a number of highly anticipated titles not quite managing to live up to fan expectations (Morbius, however, was every bit as awful as expected).
This year looks set to be a busy one, and we recently asked you, ComicBookMovie.com's readers, to share your take on which 2023 superhero movie is the one you're most excited about. Thousands of you cast your votes in our poll, and we can now share the results with you!
Remember, this is your ranking, and you all clearly have some strong opinions about the Marvel and DC movies on their way in the coming months. In fact, we're definitely surprised to see where a lot of these movies ended up!
To find out how the likes of Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania, The Flash, and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse all compare, simply hit the "Next" button below.
9. Kraven the Hunter - 1.19%
Given Sony Pictures' track record with its Marvel movies, we're not remotely surprised to see Kraven the Hunter come in at last place. Venom was awful, Venom: Let There Be Carnage was only a slight improvement, and Morbius ranks among the worst superhero movies ever made.
Set photos have pointed to another non-comic-accurate origin story, and even an impressive cast can't justify a Kraven movie being made without Spider-Man.
8. Shazam! Fury of the Gods - 1.85%
This, however, is a surprise. Unlike some of the other movies coming out this year, we've seen a trailer for Shazam! Fury of the Gods and it was pretty darn good!
2019's Shazam! remains one of the DCEU's best-reviewed releases, so we have to put the lack of excitement down to the formation of DC Studios making all of 2023's DC Comics adaptations near-meaningless. After all, why should we care about this sequel when it's likely this franchise's final chapter?
7. Blue Beetle - 1.9%
The only 2023 DC movie hyped up by DC Studios boss James Gunn, there's a lot of speculation that Blue Beetle could be tied to the new DCU. Originally planned for an HBO Max debut, the lack of a big-name cast and a costume that wouldn't look out of place on The CW has clearly tempered expectations.
We'll give it a chance, though, and positive word from recent test screenings makes us think some of you will regret not voting for this movie once it arrives later this summer.
6. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom - 2.7%
After multiple delays, the Aquaman sequel will finally splash down this Christmas. The first movie netted positive reviews and over $1 billion at the worldwide box office, so why doesn't rank higher?
Once again, it has to be down to the fact the DCEU as we know it is nearing its end. Aquaman and the Lost Kingdom clearly won't matter once we enter this new era of storytelling, something evident from the fact that lead star Jason Momoa is being eyed to play Lobo. Then, there's the whole Amber Heard controversy...
5. The Marvels - 2.75%
Another surprise, The Marvels surely deserves to place higher than this, right? Brie Larson is a somewhat divisive figure among fans, but Captain Marvel was a solid origin story and this follow-up will throw characters like Ms. Marvel and Spectrum into the mix.
Fifth place isn't and, though, and we're sure excitement will increase once a trailer is released. After all, we know little to nothing about the sequel right now with our only sneak peek coming in the form of some low-res concept art.
4. The Flash - 17.55%
We take a big jump up for The Flash, with more than 17% of you voting for the Scarlet Speedster's first big screen solo outing. While the Ezra Miller controversies have soured many on this movie, the return of Michael Keaton's Batman and Sasha Calle's debut as Supergirl has clearly kept many of you interested.
Taking its lead star aside, The Flash is an intriguing prospect that promises to explore the DC Multiverse in a lot of fun ways. However, it going from being a Crisis on Infinite Earths precursor to a standalone story seems a shame!
3. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse - 21.39%
In a very close third place is Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, the sequel to 2018's Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. Crammed full of web-slinging Variants, this spectacular-looking follow-up has a lot to live up to, but has all the makings of another award-winning hit.
Miles Morales' story will continue into 2014's Spider-Man: Beyond the Spider-Verse, with Spider-Man 2099 serving as an antagonist in this movie and The Spot taking centre stage in both. Consider us excited!
2. Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania - 23.24%
Right ahead of Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is this February's Ant-Man and The Wasp: Quantumania. The movie will finally introduce The Multiverse Saga's big bad, Kang the Conqueror, as well as exploring the Quantum Realm in ways we've been waiting for since 2015's Ant-Man.
Throw in M.O.D.O.K.'s MCU debut, a better exploration of the Marvel Multiverse, and Kathryn Newton's first appearance as Cassie Lang, and we're not surprised to see this one rank so high.
1. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 (May 5) - 27.42%
With over a quarter of all votes is James Gunn's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, the filmmaker's farewell to the MCU before he focuses solely on his new role as DC Studios co-CEO alongside Peter Safran.
Expected to serve as this team's final adventure together, Rocket's origin story, the return of that Gamora Variant, and the MCU debuts of The High Evolutionary and Adam Warlock are among the reasons we're sure you guys are excited about this threequel. We have a very strong feeling this will ultimately be 2023's best superhero movie too...