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July 17, 2018

9 Comic Book Movies To Watch On Demand In Honor of Comic-Con

9 movies to watch for comic-con
Hey cosplayers! It’s nearly time for the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC), and that means it’s time to break out the sewing machine, glue guns, and glitter and get to work building this year’s costumes. While you’ve got a needle and thread in hand, why not revisit some of the biggest movies featuring the best in Comic-Con characters?

Grab your capes, masks, vibranium shields, magic hammers, and your remote controls, and start binging these recent hits and classic comic book movies. Available to watch now On Demand with Xfinity X1 or on your computers, tablets, and mobile devices with the Xfinity Stream app. Faster than a speeding bullet, with your X1 Voice Remote you can say the titles of these movies for quick navigation.
  1. Black Panther
    There’s no excuse for not re-watching this year’s blockbuster hit from Marvel Studios. When T’Challa returns to his home of Wakanda, a powerful enemy threatens his homeland and the entire world. Faced with this foe, he releases the power of Black Panther to save his people.

  2. Spider-Man: Homecoming
    Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures thrilled comic book movie fans around the world when they announced Spider-Man would join the Avengers and become part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in 2016’s Captain America: Civil War. In 2017, Peter Parker returned with his own solo adventure in Spider-Man: Homecoming. After his experience with the Avengers, Peter tries to fall back into his normal daily routine, but when the Vulture emerges as a new villain, everything that Peter holds most important will be threatened.

  3. Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
    Dating gets weird in this 2010 flick where slacker bassist Scott Pilgrim falls for the exotic Ramona Flowers. Based on a graphic novel series, this is no simple love story. A veritable legion of Ramona’s ex-boyfriends is determined to destroy Scott. Fun fact: This movie premiered at San Diego Comic-Con International. Although it went on to be a box office bomb, it prevails as a cult favorite.

  4. Justice League
    As the world mourns the death of Superman, DC Comics’ superhero team of Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, Cyborg, and the Flash must join together to thwart Steppenwolf’s plan to create “The Unity,” a collection of artifacts that will destroy Earth’s ecology and terraform. Will they be able to save their planet from his evil plan, or will they be conquered and forced to live in an image of Steppenwolf’s home world?

  5. Wonder Woman
    Speaking of Wonder Woman, 2017’s eponymous film gave comic book fans a groundbreaking film on multiple fronts – to date it is the highest-grossing woman-led comic book movie, as well as the highest-grossing film with a female director, among many other achievements. This is one iconic super hero origin story and watershed pop culture moment in history you shouldn’t miss.

  6. Deadpool
    If you’re looking for the film that laughs at the comic book genre, Deadpool is it. Our hero Wade/Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) becomes a mercenary after being dishonorably discharged as a special ops agent. Naturally, when he’s given an experimental drug for a cancer diagnosis, it awakens mutant genes within him, and before you know it, he’s a superhero-fighting machine.

  7. Thor: Ragnarok
    The third installment in the Thor series finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) imprisoned by the fire demon Surtur. When Surtur’s plan to destroy Asgard is revealed, Thor finds himself in a race to save the Asgardian civilization from certain destruction. Thor defeats Surtur, but he soon realizes his problems are far from over, and the real battle begins — with his own sister. With help from director Taika Waititi, this box office hit is the most humorous Thor movie yet.

  8. Guardians of the Galaxy
    For a soundtrack arguably better than the script, look no further than Guardians of the Galaxy. This silly riff on superheroes follows Star-Lord (Chris Pratt) and his ragtag troupe of misfit outlaws — a.k.a. the Guardians of the Galaxy — as they fight off alien bad guys to a soundtrack of Blue Swede’s “Hooked on a Feeling,” David Bowie’s “Moonage Dream,” The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back,” and Elvin Bishop’s “Fooled Around and Fell in Love.”

  9. The Dark Knight
    Celebrate 10 years since the movie’s release and remember the theatrical brilliance of Heath Ledger with a viewing of The Dark Knight. In this creepy Batman sequel, Gotham is once again in chaos when a gang of criminals rob a Gotham City mob bank. After the murderous rampage is over, only the heist’s mastermind, The Joker, survives. Against his wishes to retire and live a normal life, Batman (Christian Bale) must fight Ledger’s Joker to save the city yet again.