Comic Book Heroes 2010-2013 - 100 Years of Movie Posters - 106

A Chronology of Comic Book Hero Movie Posters 2010-2013.

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Kick-Ass (2010)
Kick-Ass (2010)

Kick-Ass (2010) Directed by Matthew Vaughn. 117mins.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson - David Lizewski / Kick-Ass
Christopher Mintz-Plasse - Chris D'Amico / Red Mist
Chloë Moretz - Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl
Nicolas Cage - Damon Macready / Big Daddy
Mark Strong - Frank D'Amico

Also starring Lyndsy Fonseca, Michael Rispoli, Jason Flemyng and Omari Hardwick.

Based on the comic book of the same name created by writer Mark Millar and artist John Romita Jr, an 8 issue series published by Marvel Comics in 2008-2010.

Hilariously entertaining superhero satire which raised a lot of eyebrows at the scenes showing 12 year old Chloe Moretz as Hit-Girl yelling out profanities while chopping the villains up into bloody pieces.

Nominated for 6 Empire Awards winning 2 - Best British Film and Best Newcomer (Chloe Moretz).

Saturn Award nomination for Best Horror / Thriller Film.

Cost $30m - Box Office $96m

Tagline - I can't fly. But I can kick your ass.

IMDB rating 7.8

Dave Lizewski: How do I get a hold of you?

Hit Girl: [sarcastically] You just contact the mayor's office. He has a special signal he shines in the sky; it's in the shape of a giant c*ck.

The Losers (2010)
The Losers (2010)

The Losers (2010) Directed by Sylvain White. 97mins.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan - Franklin Clay
Zoe Saldana - Aisha al-Fadhil
Chris Evans - Jake Jensen
Idris Elba - William Roque

Also starring Columbus Short, Óscar Jaenada and Jason Patric.

Based on two stories from the DC Comics series of the same name, 'Ante Up' and 'Double Down' written by Andy Diggle and illustrated by Jock, the series was first published in 2003.

Cost $25m - Box Office $29.3m

Tagline - You Don't Give Them Orders. You Just Turn Them Loose.

IMDB rating 6.3

RED (2010)
RED (2010)

RED (2010) Directed by Robert Schwentke. 111mins.

Bruce Willis - Frank Moses
Mary-Louise Parker - Sarah Ross
Morgan Freeman - Joe Matheson
Helen Mirren - Victoria
John Malkovich - Marvin Boggs

Also starring Karl Urban, Julian McMahon, Richard Dreyfuss, James Remar, Brian Cox and Ernest Borgnine.

Loosely based on the 3-part comic book series created by writer Warren Ellis and artist Cully Hamner, published by Wildstorm in 2003.

RED is an acronym, it stands for - Retired, Extremely Dangerous.

Brian Cox was in another film titled 'Red' in 2008.

Golden Globe Nomination for Motion Picture Comedy / Musical.

Nominated for 3 Saturn Awards - Best Action Film, Best Supporting Actor (John Malkovich) and Best Supporting Actress (Helen Mirren).

Cost $58m - Box Office $199m

Tagline - Still Armed. Still Dangerous. Still Got It.

IMDB rating 7.0

A sequel was released in 2013.

Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)
Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010)

Scott Pilgrim vs The World (2010) Directed by Edgar Wright. 112mins.

Michael Cera - Scott Pilgrim
Mary Elizabeth Winstead - Ramona Flowers
Kieran Culkin - Wallace Wells

Also starring Chris Evans, Brandon Routh, Jason Schwartzman, Anna Kendrick, Alison Pill and Ellen Wong.

Based on the 'Scott Pilgrim' series of graphic novels created by Bryan Lee O'Malley and first published by Oni Press in 2004.

All the swear words had to be beeped out to avoid an R rating, a problem which didn't seem to bother the makers of Kick-Ass.

Nominated for 3 Empire Awards winning 1 - Best Director.

Saturn Award nomination for Best Fantasy Film.

Cost $60m - Box Office $47.6m

Tagline - Get the hot girl. Defeat her evil exes. Hit love where it hurts.

IMDB rating 7.5

Stacey: Next time, don't date the girl with eleven evil ex-boyfriends.
Scott: It's seven.
Stacey: Oh, well, that's not that bad.

Jonah Hex (2010)
Jonah Hex (2010)

Jonah Hex (2010) Directed by Jimmy Hayward. 81mins.

Josh Brolin - Jonah Hex
John Malkovich - Quentin Turnbull
Megan Fox - Lilah

Also starring Michael Fassbender, Will Arnett, Michael Shannon and Wes Bentley.

Jonah Hex was created by writer John Albano and artist Tony DeZuniga and first appeared in "All-Star Western #10" published by DC Comics in 1972.

Thomas Jane was interested in playing the lead role.

The film was almost a complete dud, and was barely over an hour long sans credits.

Nominated for 2 Razzie Awards - Worst Actress (Megan Fox) and Worst Screen Couple (Josh Brolin & Megan Fox).

Cost $47m - Box Office $10.9m

Tagline - Revenge Gets Ugly.

IMDB rating 4.6

Iron Man 2 (2010)
Iron Man 2 (2010)

Iron Man 2 (2010) Directed by Jon Favreau. 124mins.

Robert Downey Jr. - Tony Stark
Gwyneth Paltrow - Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle - Lt. Col. James Rhodes
Scarlett Johansson - Natasha Romanoff
Sam Rockwell - Justin Hammer
Mickey Rourke - Ivan Vanko

Also starring Samuel L. Jackson, Clark Gregg, Garry Shandling and Paul Bettany as Jarvis (voice).

Iron Man was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber, Don Heck and Jack Kirby, his first appearance was in 'Tales of Suspense #39' published by Marvel Comics in 1963.

A weak sequel to the original not helped by having mumbling, barely coherent Mickey Rourke play a third tier Marvel supervillain.

Don Cheadle replaced Terrence Howard who is rumoured to have asked for a substantial increase in pay. (Howard was paid more than star Robert Downey Jr in the first Iron Man).

Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 4 Saturn Awards including Best Actor (Robert Downey Jr) and Best Supporting Actress (Scarlett Johansson).

Cost $170m - Box Office $624m

IMDB rating 7.1

Thor (2011)
Thor (2011)
Thor (2011)
Thor (2011)

Thor (2011) Directed by Kenneth Branagh. 115mins.

Chris Hemsworth - Thor
Natalie Portman - Jane Foster
Tom Hiddleston - Loki
Anthony Hopkins - Odin

Also starring Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Clark Gregg, Colm Feore, Idris Elba, Ray Stevenson, Tadanobu Asano, Josh Dallas, Jaimie Alexander and Rene Russo.

Based on the God of Thunder from Norse mythology, The Mighty Thor was created by Stan Lee, Larry Lieber and Jack Kirby, and made his first appearance in "Journey into Mystery #83" published by Marvel Comics in 1962.

Kenneth Branagh does an admirable job bringing Thor to the big screen, helped by an excellent cast of actors.

Matthew Vaughn was set to direct at one point, he directed X-Men First Class instead.

Brad Pitt and Channing Tatum were considered to play Thor.

Jim Carrey was rumoured to be up for the role of Loki.

Brian Blessed was considered for Odin.

Released in 3D.

Nominated for 3 Empire Awards winning 2 - Best Sci-fi/Fantasy and Best Male Newcomer (Tom Hiddleston).

Cost $150m - Box Office $449.3m

Tagline - Courage is Immortal.

IMDB rating 7.0

X-Men: First Class (2011)
X-Men: First Class (2011)

X-Men: First Class (2011) Directed by Matthew Vaughn. 132mins.

James McAvoy - Charles Xavier
Michael Fassbender - Erik Lensherr
Kevin Bacon - Sebastian Shaw
Rose Byrne - Moira MacTaggert
Jennifer Lawrence - Raven Darkholme
January Jones - Emma Frost
Nicholas Hoult - Hank McCoy
Lucas Till - Alex Summers
Jason Flemyng - Azazel

The X-Men were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, they first appeared in 'The X-Men #1' published by Marvel Comics in 1963.

Bryan Singer, director of X-Men 1 & 2, was set to direct but decided to make Jack the Giant Slayer instead.

Hugh Jackman appears briefly as Logan (Wolverine).

Empire Award nomiation for Best Sci-fi/ Fantasy.

Nominated for 2 Saturn Awards winning 1 - Best Make Up.

Cost $140m - Box Office $353.6m

Tagline - Witness the Moment that will Change our World.

IMDB rating 7.8

X-Men: First Class (2011)
X-Men: First Class (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)
Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) Directed by Joe Johnston. 124mins

Chris Evans - Steve Rogers / Captain America
Tommy Lee Jones - Col. Chester Phillips
Hugo Weaving - Johann Schmidt / Red Skull
Hayley Atwell - Peggy Carter
Sebastian Stan - James 'Bucky' Barnes

Also starring Dominic Cooper, Stanley Tucci, Toby Jones, Neal McDonough and Richard Armitage.

Captain America was created by Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, his first appearance was in 'Captain America Comics #1', published by Timely Comics in 1941. (Timely Comics would later evolve into Marvel Comics)

Joe Johnston was picked to direct mostly because of his excellent work on The Rocketeer (1991), which was set during the same time period, the late 1930s.

Sam Worthington, Jensen Ackles and Channing Tatum were among a whole bunch of young actors considered for the lead role.

Released in 3D.

Empire Awards nomination for Best Sci-fi/ Fantasy.

Nominated for 7 Saturn Awards including Best SF Film, Best Actor (Chris Evans) and Best Supporting Actor (Stanley Tucci).

Cost $140m - Box Office $368.6m

Tagline - When patriots become heroes.

IMDB rating 6.8

Green Lantern (2011)
Green Lantern (2011)
Green Lantern (2011)
Green Lantern (2011)

Green Lantern (2011) Directed by Martin Campbell. 114mins (123mins)

Ryan Reynolds - Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
Blake Lively - Carol Ferris
Peter Sarsgaard - Hector Hammond
Mark Strong - Sinestro

Also starring Tim Robbins, Angela Bassett, Jay O. Sanders, Jon Tenny and Temuera Morrison as Abin Sur.

Green Lantern was created by writer Bill Finger and artist Martin Nodell, his first appearance was in 'All-American Comics #16', published in 1940 by All-American Publications which would later be taken over by DC Comics.

Sam Worthington and Chris Pine were considered for the lead role.

Jennifer Garner and Eva Green were considered for the female lead.

Released in 3D.

Cost $200m - Box Office $219.8m

IMDB rating 5.8

Hal Jordan: (reciting the oath) In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight, let those who worship evil's might, beware my power, Green Lantern's Light.

The Green Hornet (2011)
The Green Hornet (2011)

The Green Hornet (2011) Directed by Michel Gondry. 119mins.

Seth Rogen - Britt Reid / The Green Hornet
Jay Chou - Kato
Christoph Waltz - Benjamin Chudnofsky
Cameron Diaz - Lenore Case

Also starring Tom Wilkinson, David Harbour and Edward James Olmos.

The Green Hornet was created by George W. Trendle and Fran Striker, debuting on radio in 1936, and in comic books in 1940, published by Helnit Comics.

The Green Hornet was also adapted into two movie serials in the 1940s and a TV series (1966-1967) which starred Van Williams as Britt Reid / Green Hornet and Bruce Lee as Kato.

George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg were considered for the lead role.

Jet Li was considered for Kato.

Released in 3D.

Saturn Award nomination for Best Action film.

Cost $120m - Box Office $227.8m

Tagline - Protect the law by breaking it.

IMDB rating 5.9

Priest (2011)
Priest (2011)

Priest (2011) Directed by Scott Stewart. 87mins.

Paul Bettany - Priest
Karl Urban - Black Hat

Also starring Cam Gigandet, Maggie Q, Lily Collins, Brad Dourif, Stephen Moyer and Christopher Plummer.

Based on a Korean comic book created by Hyung Min-woo and published in 16 volumes from 1998-2007.

Set in a post-apocalyptic future, humans battle against vampires.

Gerard Butler was first choice to play Priest.

Released in 3D.

Bram Stoker Award nomination for Best Screenplay.

Cost $60m - Box Office $78.3m

Tagline - The War is Eternal. His Mission is Just the Beginning.

IMDB rating 5.7

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)
Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

Cowboys & Aliens (2011) Directed by Jon Favreau. 119mins (135mins)

Daniel Craig - Jacob Lonergan
Harrison Ford - Woodrow Dolarhyde
Olivia Wilde - Ella Swenson

Also starring Sam Rockwell, Paul Dano, Clancy Brown and Keith Carradine.

Based on the graphic novel created by Scott Mitchell Rosenberg, written by Fred Van Lente and Andrew Foley, illustrated by Dennis Calero and Luciano Lima and published by Platinum Studios in 2006.

Robert Downey Jr was originally set to star but was busy working on another film at the time and the role was rewritten for Daniel Craig.

Saturn Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor (Harrison Ford).

Cost $163m - Box Office $174.8m

Tagline - First Contact. Last Stand.

IMDB rating 6.1

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)
The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

The Adventures of Tintin (2011) Directed by Steven Spielberg. 107mins.

Jamie Bell - Tintin (voice)
Andy Serkis - Captain Haddock (voice)
Daniel Craig - Ivan Sakharine (voice)

Also starring the voices of Nick Frost, Simon Pegg, Toby Jones and Tony Curran.

Based on the comic book "The Secret of the Unicorn", the 11th volume in The Adventures of Tintin series, first published in 1942 and created by the Belgian comic book writer and artist, Hergé.

CG animation using motion capture.

Released in 3D.

Spielberg and co-producer Peter Jackson are big fans of the Tintin comics, Jackson said he will direct the next film in the series.

Oscar nomination for Best Music Score (John Williams).

BAFTA nominations for Best Animated Film and Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 6 Saturn Awards including Best Animated Film and Best Director.

Cost $135m - Box Office $374m

Tagline - This year, discover how far adventure will take you.

IMDB rating 7.4

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012)

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) Directed by Mark Neveldine & Brian Taylor. 95mins.

Nicolas Cage - Johnny Blaze / Ghost Rider

Also starring Violante Placido, Ciarán Hinds, Idris Elba, Johnny Whitworth and Fergus Riordan.

The Ghost Rider was created by writers Gary Friedrich & Roy Thomas and artist Mike Ploog, first appearing in Marvel Spotlight #5, published in 1972.

Released in 3D.

Nominated for 2 Razzie Awards - Worst Actor (Nicolas Cage) and Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-Off or Sequel.

Cost $57m - Box Office $132.5m

IMDB rating 4.4

Dredd (2012)
Dredd (2012)

Dredd (2012) Directed by Pete Travis. 95mins.

Karl Urban - Judge Joseph Dredd
Olivia Thirlby - Judge Cassandra Anderson
Lena Headey - Madeline Madrigal
Wood Harris - Kay

Judge Dredd's first appearance was in the British comic book '2000 AD' in 1977 which is still going strong today and Dredd also has his own comic book, 'Judge Dredd Megazine'.

Ultra-violent adaptation. Dredd keeps his helmet on, making it more faithful to the comic than it's predecessor.

Released in 3D.

Nominated for 3 Empire Awards winning 1 - Best 3D.

Cost $45m - Box Office $36.5m

Tagline - Judgement is Coming.

IMDB rating 7.0

Men in Black 3 (2012)
Men in Black 3 (2012)

Men in Black 3 (2012) Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. 106mins.

Will Smith - Agent J
Tommy Lee Jones - Agent K
Josh Brolin - Young Agent K
Jemaine Clement - Boris The Animal

Also starring Emma Thompson, Michael Stuhlbarg, Mike Colter, Nicole Scherzinger and Alice Eve.

Based on the comic book 'The Men in Black' which was first published in 1990 by Aircel Comics and was created by writer Lowell Cunningham and artist Sandy Curruthers.

Sacha Baron Cohen was on the short list to play Boris the Animal.

Released in 3D.

Cost $215m - Box Office $624m

Tagline - Back to the past... to save the future

IMDB rating 6.9

Agent K: Boris the Animal: I blew off his arm and had him imprisoned at Lunamax. Biggest mistake I ever made.
Agent J: Sorry, man. Was he innocent?
Agent K: I should have killed him!

The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers (2012)

The Avengers (2012) Directed by Joss Whedon. 143mins.

Robert Downey Jr. - Tony Stark / Iron Man
Chris Evans - Steve Rogers / Captain America
Mark Ruffalo - Bruce Banner / The Hulk
Chris Hemsworth - Thor
Scarlett Johansson - Natasha Romanoff / Black Widow
Jeremy Renner - Clint Barton / Hawkeye
Tom Hiddleston - Loki

Also starring Clark Gregg, Cobie Smulders, Stellan Skarsgård, Gwyneth Paltrow and Samuel L. Jackson as Nick Fury.

Superhero team The Avengers were created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby following the success of DC Comics 'Justice League of America' in 1960. The Avengers made their first appearance in Marvel Comics 'The Avengers #1', published in 1963.

Renamed 'Avengers Assemble' in the UK to avoid confusion with the classic TV series The Avengers, starring Patrick Macnee as John Steed.

Edward Norton was due to reprise his role as Bruce Banner but failed to nogotiate a deal with Marvel Studios, he was replaced with Mark Ruffalo.

Massively successful, the Avengers was the top grossing movie of 2012 and the third biggest movie of all time, after Avatar and Titanic.

Released in 3D.

Oscar nomination for Best Visual Effects.

BAFTA nomination for Best Visual Effects

Nominated for 6 Saturn Awards - Best SF Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actor (Clark Gregg), Best Editing and Best Special Effects.

Cost $220m - Box Office $1,511,757,910

IMDB rating 8.3

Tony Stark: Let's do a head count here: your brother the demi-god; a super soldier, a man with breathtaking anger management issues; a couple of master assassins, and you've managed to p*ss off every single one of them.
Loki: That was the plan.
Tony Stark: Not a great plan. When they come, and they will, they'll come for you
Loki: I have an army.
Tony Stark: We have a Hulk.

The Avengers (2012)
The Avengers (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)
The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Directed by Marc Webb. 136mins.

Andrew Garfield - Peter Parker / Spider-Man
Emma Stone - Gwen Stacy
Rhys Ifans - Dr. Curt Connors / The Lizard
Denis Leary - Capt. George Stacy
Martin Sheen - Uncle Ben
Sally Field - Aunt May

The Amazing Spider-Man was created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, and made his first appearance in 'Amazing Fantasy #15', published by Marvel Comics in 1962.

After three very successful Spider-Man movies, the decision was made to reboot Spider-Man with a new director and younger actor in the lead role.

Actors considered for the role of Spider-Man include - Zac Efron, Josh Hutcherson, Taylor Lautner, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Logan Lerman, Robert Pattinson, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Michael Cera.

Released in 3D.

Saturn Award nomination for Best Fantasy Film.

Cost $230m - Box Office $752.2m

Tagline - The untold story begins.

IMDB rating 7.2

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

The Dark Knight Rises (2012) Directed by Christopher Nolan. 165mins.

Christian Bale - Bruce Wayne / Batman
Michael Caine - Alfred Pennyworth
Gary Oldman - James Gordon
Anne Hathaway - Selina Kyle / Catwoman
Tom Hardy - Bane
Marion Cotillard - Miranda Tate
Joseph Gordon-Levitt - John Blake
Morgan Freeman - Lucius Fox

Batman,the Caped Crusader, first appeared in 'Detective Comics #27' in 1939 and was created by Bob Kane.

Jessica Biel and Keira Knightley auditioned for the role of Selina Kyle.

Five actors from Christopher Nolan's previous film Inception also appeared in this movie - Michael Caine, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, and Cillian Murphy.

Batman villain Bane was first played on film by wrestler Jeep Swenson in Batman & Robin (1997), he had no dialogue in that film.

BAFTA nomination for Best Visual Effects.

Nominated for 6 Saturn Awards - Best Action Film, Best Director, Best Actor (Christian Bale), Best Supporting Actor (Joseph Gordon-Levitt), Best Supporting Actress (Anne Hathaway) and Best Music (Hans Zimmer).

Cost $250m - Box Office $1,084,439,099

Tagline 1 - A Fire Will Rise

Tagline 2 - The Legend Ends.

IMDB rating 8.6

Selina Kyle: There's a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you're all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
The Dark Knight Rises (2012)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Iron Man 3 (2013)
Iron Man 3 (2013)

Iron Man 3 (2013) Directed by Shane Black. 130mins.

Robert Downey Jr. - Tony Stark / Iron Man
Gwyneth Paltrow - Pepper Potts
Don Cheadle - Col. James Rhodes / Iron Patriot
Guy Pearce - Aldrich Killian
Rebecca Hall - Maya Hansen
Ben Kingsley - Trevor Slattery / The Mandarin

Also starring Jon Favreau, William Sadler, Miguel Ferrer, James Badge Dale, Ty Simpkins and Paul Bettany as Jarvis (voice).

Robert Downey Jr and director Shane Black previously worked together on Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005).

Jude Law was considered for the Guy Pearce role.

Released in 3D.

Cost $200m - Box Office $1,215,439,994

Tagline - Unleash the power behind the armor.

IMDB rating 7.4

Tony Stark: [to Pepper] Things are different now, I have to protect the one thing that I can't live without. That's you.

Man of Steel (2013)
Man of Steel (2013)

Man of Steel (2013) Directed by Zack Snyder. 143mins.

Henry Cavill - Clark Kent / Superman
Amy Adams - Lois Lane
Michael Shannon - General Zod
Russell Crowe - Jor-El
Kevin Costner - Jonathan Kent
Diane Lane - Martha Kent
Laurence Fishburne - Perry White

Superman was created by Jerry Siegel & Joe Shuster, making his first appearance in Action Comics #1, published by DC Comics in 1938.

A clean reboot of the Superman legend, no ties to previous films.

Armie Hammer and Matthew Goode were on the short list to play Clark Kent / Superman.

Kurt Russell and Dennis Quaid were considered for the role of Jonathan Kent.

Anne Hathaway, Mila Kunis, Kristen Stewart, Natalie Portman, Rachel McAdams, Kristen Bell and Mary Elizabeth Winstead were amongst the actresses considered for the role of Lois Lane.

Released in 3D.

Cost $175m Box Office $662.8m

IMDB rating 7.5

"My name is General Zod. I have journeyed across an ocean of stars to reach here. Your world has sheltered one of my citizens. He will look like you, but he is not one of you. To those of you who know of his location: the fate of your planet rests in your hands. To Kal-El, I say this: surrender within 24 hours, or watch this world suffer the consequences... "

Man of Steel (2013)
Man of Steel (2013)
The Wolverine (2013)
The Wolverine (2013)

The Wolverine (2013) Directed by James Mangold. 126mins (132mins)

Hugh Jackman as Logan / Wolverine

Also starring Hiroyuki Sanada, Hal Yamanouchi, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee and Famke Janssen as Jean Grey.

Wolverine's first appearance was in the last panel of 'The Incredible Hulk #180' in 1974 before joining the X-Men in 'Giant-Size X-Men #1' in 1975. Wolverine was created by writer Len Wein and artist John Romita Sr.

Darren Aronofsky was planning to direct but utlimately left the project.

Hugh Jackman has played Logan / Wolverine in six films for five different directors (including his cameo in X-Men: First Class)

Famke Jannsen cameo's as Jean Grey.

Released in 3D.

Cost $100m - Box Office $405.7m

Tagline - The hero. The fugitive. The warrior. The survivor. The legend.

IMDB rating 7.1

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)
Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Directed by Jeff Wadlow. 103mins.

Aaron Taylor-Johnson as Dave Lizewski / Kick-Ass
Chloë Grace Moretz as Mindy Macready / Hit-Girl
Christopher Mintz-Plasse - Chris D'Amico / The Mother Fu**er
Jim Carrey - Sal Bertolinni / Colonel Stars and Stripes

Also starring Donald Faison, Robert Emms, Lindy Booth, Daniel Kaluuya and John Leguizamo.

Cost $28m - Box Office $59.9m

Tagline - You Can't Fight Your Destiny.

IMDB rating 7.0

Dave Lizewski: You're gonna pay for what you did to my dad.
Chris D'Amico: Your dad? You blew up my dad with a bazooka.

Mother Russia: Are you ready to die, little girl?
Hit-Girl: I might be, if I have to keep looking at that sh!t stain you call a face.

RED 2 (2013)
RED 2 (2013)

RED 2 (2013) Directed by Dean Parisot. 116mins.

Bruce Willis - Frank Moses

Also starring John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Brian Cox and David Thewlis.

Frank Moses and his team reunite to track down a missing portable nuclear device.

Tagline - The Best Never Rest.

Cost $84m - Box Office $129.4m

IMDB rating 7.0

Thor: The Dark World (2013)
Thor: The Dark World (2013)

Thor: The Dark World (2013) Directed by Alan Taylor. 112mins

Chris Hemsworth - Thor
Natalie Portman - Jane Foster
Tom Hiddleston - Loki
Christopher Eccleston - Malekith

Also starring Stellan Skarsgård, Kat Dennings, Idris Elba, Zachary Levi, Jaimie Alexander, Ray Stevenson, Rene Russo and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.

Most of the cast from the first film return for the sequel, Zachary Levi (TV's Chuck) replaces Josh Dallas as Fandral.

IMDB rating 7.2

Cost $170m - Box Office $644.8m

Loki: After all this time, now you come to visit me, brother? Why? To mock?
Thor: I need your help. And I wish I could trust you...
Loki: If you did, you'd be the fool I always took you for.

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Thank you for this.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks as always for commenting Mhatter99, much appreciated. I'm glad I managed to finish the three hubs in one week. Now I need a break. :)


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Geekdom 3 years ago

As always, I love these. I appreciated the trailers for movies that have yet to be released.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks Geekdom, appreciate the comment. I enjoyed Iron Man 3, looking forward to seeing Man of Steel in just a few weeks time.


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UnnamedHarald 3 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

I have got to see Kick-Ass. Never heard of it. Gotta see it.


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Cogerson 3 years ago from Virginia

My thoughts while reading/viewing your hub. (1) Kick Ass was much better than I thought it would be....that being said Kick Ass 2 looks like it could be terrible. (2) Chris Evans in Losers...never realized that was a comic book adaptation....I think he and Ryan Reynolds are tying to appear in all the comic book movies....Evans has the Fantastic Four movies, Captain America movies, The Avengers movies and Losers. (3) Good old Bruce Willis...Red makes the third comic book movie he appeared in.....and Red 2 looks interesting as well (4) Scott Pilgrim was another movie that was much better than I thought would be (5) Jonah Hex was much worse than I thought it would be....but luckily it was a very very short movie (6) Talk about disappointing....Iron Man 2 was a huge disappointment....a friend of mine made the argument that Mickey Rourke was the good guy and Tony Stark was the bad guy (7) I liked Thor....not sure I am excited about Thor 2...but it will be good to see Natalie Portman in theaters again (8) Dredd was a decent movie but way too much gore for my taste (9) My local department store has a huge Superman Twizzler display...I am wondering if Clark Kent will be eating Twizzlers in the upcoming movie?

Voted up and interesting as always...three hubs this week....you have been a busy hubber....keep up the good work.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

Thanks again Bruce, always appreciated amigo.

When I first had the idea for this topic I really thought I could fit it all into one hub, I made a list - over 100 titles, too much for one page and I didn't want to just cut it down to 30 to 40 famous movies I wanted to include them all, good bad and ugly. Three hubs was the answer.

The box office for Iron Man 3 is thru the roof, it'll be at a billion dollars in a week or two, incredible! It'll be interesting to see if Superman can catch up when he launches next month.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

David, found your comment in my spam folder, how did it end up there?

I think you'll enjoy Kick-Ass, it's violent but also very funny.


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UnnamedHarald 3 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

That's weird! Let me know if this ends up there, too. I just clicked Post Comment.


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Steve Lensman 3 years ago from London, England Author

That one shows up normally. I don't get email notifications for mail that turns up in spam that's how I missed it. Maybe because it was a short sentence and had the word 'ass' in it? :) I don't know how the spam filter works, but its worth checking the spam folder occasionally just in case.

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