Best Action and Adventure Films of 2012: New trailers of "Wrath of the Titans", "Prometheus", "Safe House", & "Lockout"


Now, it's time to see what action films we have to look forward to next year. Yep, it seems like we got a lot of them to look forward to, as we not only have another "Expendables" film coming out, but we also have "Battleship" too! Won't that be fun watching an action/sci-fi film based on a damn board game? Oh joy! Well not really, but the point is that we have a lot of action and adventure films coming out next year, so lets go over them shall we. As I stated in my previews for "Horror and Monster Movies of 2012", some of these movies fall into multiple categories, so you might start seeing the same movies that were mentioned in a previous 2012 preview hub of mine being displayed here. The reason behind this is because unlike last year, I decided to categorize these previews into perspective film categories, as I feel it'll help my readers be able to find the films they're interested in a lot better this way. Therefore, I can't assume that the same person that reads my "Best Comedies of 2012" will necessarily read my "Best Romantic Comedies and Love Stories of 2012."

However, like my previous hub previews in the past, there will be a listing of the cast, synopsis and release date if they're available. But, if for whatever reason some of these films don't have any of the previous things mentioned yet, then you can be sure that I'll be updating it later on; hence why I strongly encourage readers to check back here for frequent updates, as these previews will be updated until December 31, 2011. Another thing worth mentioning is that a few of these previews will have trailers attached while others don't. The ones that don't will be updated with ones as soon as they're available; since it's likely some of these films won't have trailers available yet.

And, before we get started, I have to say that I wouldn't expect the next "Die Hard" film to be listed here. No, according to imdb and various sites, the movie has been pushed back to 2013, due to the script not being finished yet. I do apologize to any and all this may concern, but I will update this hub if anything changes. Also be sure to check your local listings, as release dates are subject to change.

Update 1: Due to the release date of "William Tell 3D" still being unconfirmed for 2012, it has been removed from this list. I do apologize for any and all inconvenience this may cause.

Update 2: Jean-Claude Van Damme's new movie, "The Butcher", has been recently re-titled "Six Bullets."

Update 3: Nicolas Cage's new film, "Medallion", was re-titled to "Stolen", but due to it's constant unconfirmed release date status, it has been removed from this hub.

Update 4: Due to the unconfirmed release date status of "Pan", it has been removed from this hub.

Update 5: "The Man with the Iron Fists" has been removed from this list, due to it's constant unconfirmed release date status throughout the year.

Update 6: Due to casting delays, it looks like Spike Lee's action film, "Oldboy", is now unconfirmed if it'll be released in 2012 if at all. Therefore, it's been removed from this list. I do apologize for any inconvenience.

Update 7: Due to various production delays, the new "Star Trek" sequel has been pushed back to 2013; hence it's removal from this hub. I do apologize for any inconvenience, as I'll be sure to update this hub if that should change anytime soon.

Update 8: The infamous "James Bond" sequel has recently been titled, "Skyfall."

Update 9: Due to various production delays, it looks like "Ghostbusters III" is being pushed back until at least 2013. I do apologize for any inconvenience, but I'll be sure to update this hub again if that should change anytime in the near future.

Update 10: The Mortal Instruments has been removed from this hub, due to it's constant unconfirmed release date for 2012.

Update 11: Clash of the Titans 2 was recently re-titled "Wrath of the Titans"

The Expendables 2

Director: Simon West

Writers: David Agosto, Ken Kaufman

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jet Li, Jason Statham, Chuck Norris, Terry Crews, Dolph Lundgren, Bruce Willis, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Scott Adkins, Randy Couture, Nan Yu, Liam Hemsworth

Synopsis: The Expendables are back and this time it’s personal! After Tool (Mickey Rourke), the heart and soul of the Expendables, is brutally murdered on a mission, his comrades swear to avenge him. They’re not the only ones who want blood. Tool’s beautiful young and wild daughter Fiona embarks on her own revenge mission, complicating matters when she is captured and ransomed by a ruthless dictator plotting to destroy a resistance movement. Now Barney and the Expendables must risk everything to save her and humanity.

Release Date: August 17, 2012

One For the Money

Director: Julie Anne Robinson

Writers: Stacy Sherman, Karen Ray, Liz Brixius, Janet Evanovich

Cast: Katherine Heigl, John Leguizamo, Jason O'Mara, Daniel Sunjata, Debbie Reynolds, Sherri Shepard, Patrick Fischler, Ana Reeder, Leonardo Nam, Nate Mooney, Gavin-Keith Umeh, Adam Paul, Jack Erdie, Danny Mastrogiorgio, Michael Laurence, Brenna Roth, Alexis Treadwell Murray, Lisa Ann Goldsmith

Synopsis: Unemployed and newly-divorced Stephanie Plum lands a job at her cousin's bail-bond business, where her first assignment puts her on the trail of a wanted local cop from her romantic past.

Release Date: January 27, 2012


Director: N/A

Writer: Justine Gillmer

Cast: JeeJa Yanin

Synopsis: When she was a little girl everything was taken from her. Now she will take it all back.

Release Date: December 3, 2012

Shadow Killers

Director: N/A

Writers: Frederick Bailey, Zack Van Eyck, Jesse V. Johnson

Cast: Pamela Noble

Synopsis: The leader of a covert military unit turns against his own men to save an American college girl after her plane goes down in the jungles of Nicaragua.

Release Date: October 20, 2012

Concrete Blondes

Director: Nicolas Kalikow

Writers: Chris Wyatt, Nicolas Kalikow, Marshall Thomas, Rob Warren Thomas

Cast: Diora Baird, John Rhys-Davies, Samaire Armstrong, Carly Pope, Brian Smith, Zak Santiago, Camille Mitchell, James Bamford, Viv Leacock, Paul Lazenby, Layton Morrison, Jerry Rector, Brett Chan, Colin Foo, Tony Alcantar, Joyce Robbins, Dean Choe, Toby Hargrave, Ariel Ladret

Synopsis: As of right now, there's no official plot synopsis for this film yet, but I will be adding it as soon as it becomes available.

Release Date: January 10, 2012

Red Moon

Director: Albert Pyun

Writers: Randall Fontana, Cynthia Curnan

Cast: Kevin Sorbo, Michael Pare, Sasha Mitchell, Olivier Gruner, Cazzy Golomb

Synopsis: Tanis, a former princess of Abelar, wanders the ruins of her kingdom, helping her former subjects until she encounters a mysterious stranger who resembles her brother Aedan. he tries to recruit her to help him find fertile females to take back to the Red Moon.

Release Date: January 20, 2012

The Philly Kid

Director: Jason Connery

Writer: Adam Mervis

Cast: Wes Chatham, Devon Sawa, Sarah Butler

Synopsis: There is no official plot synopsis at this time, but I will be updating this as soon as it becomes available. I apologize again for the inconvenience.

Release Date: January 1, 2012

Star Wars: Episode I-The Phantom Menace

Director: George Lucas

Writer: George Lucas

Cast: Liam Neeson, Ray Park, Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Samuel L. Jackson, Frank Oz, Anthony Daniels, Ahmed Best, Ian McDiarmid, Pernilla August, Jake Lloyd, Kenny Baker, Terrence Stamp

Synopsis: The evil Trade Federation, led by Nute Gunray is planning to take over the peaceful world of Naboo. Jedi's Qui-Gon Jinn and Obi-Wan Kenobi are sent to confront the leaders. But not everything goes to plan. The two Jedis escape, and along with their new Gungan friend, Jar Jar Binks head to Naboo to warn Queen Amidala, but droids have already started to capture Naboo and the Queen is not safe there. Eventually they land on Tatooine, where they become friends with a young boy known as Anakin Skywalker. Qui-Gon is curious about the boy, and sees a bright future for him. The group must now find a way of getting to Coruscant and to finally solve this trade dispute, but there is someone else hiding in the shadows. Are the sith really extinct? Is the Queen who she really says she is? and what's so special about this young boy?

Yes, relive the classic star wars' 3-D! Oh joy...won't that be barrels of fun? Jar Jar Binks in 3-D! Whoo

Release Date: February 10, 2012

Six Bullets

Director: Ernie Barbarash

Writers: Chad Law, Evan Law

Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Joe Flanigan, Anna-Louise Plowman, Kristopher Van Varenberg, Louis Dempsey, Uriel Emil Pollack, Charlotte Beaumont, Sebastian Vandenberghe, Elena Hueanu, Cezara Darie, Ibrahima Keita, Frederic Mastro, Frank Beels

Synopsis: An ex-mercenary known for finding missing children is hired by a mixed martial arts fighter whose daughter has been kidnapped.

Release Date: July 2012

Here Comes The Boom

Director: Frank Coraci

Writers: Kevin James, Allan Loeb, Rock Reuben

Cast: Salma Hayek, Kevin James, Henry Winkler, Bas Rutten Joe Rogan, Greg Germann, Reggie Lee, Charice, Germaine De Leon, Frank Coraci, Greg Paul, Kayla Ruhl, Jeff T. Buco, Billy 'V' Vigeant, Charlie Alejandro, Olivia Jordan, Alexandra East, Christopher S. Porter, Alex Ziwak, Kevin DeCoste, Shelly Desai, Stephanie Atkinson, Jodi Brunelle, Krystal Kenville, Rich Manley

Synopsis: A high school biology teacher moonlights as a mixed-martial arts fighter in an effort to raise money to save the school's music program.

Release Date: October 12, 2012

Hunter Killer

Director: Antoine Fuqua

Writers: Arne Schmidt, Jamie Moss, John Kolvenbach

Cast: Sam Worthington, Gerard Butler

Synopsis: An untested American submarine captain teams with U.S. Navy Seals to rescue the Russian president, who has been kidnapped by a rouge general.

Release Date: December 21, 2012

Universal Soldier: A New Dimension

Director: John Hyams

Writers: Jon Greenhalgh, John Hyams

Cast: Jean-Claude Van Damme, Dolph Lundgren, Scott Adkins, Rus Blackwell, Kristopher Van Varenberg

Synopsis: There's no official plot synopsis released for this film. However, it's set to have Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren reprise their roles from the previous films, and it's rumored to be released in 3-D as well. I do apologize that I don't have any official word on the story yet, but I will be updating this hub, as soon as it becomes available.

Release Date: May 2012

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Director: Brad Peyton

Writers: Brian Gunn, Mark Gunn, Richard Outten

Cast: Josh Hutcherson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Vanessa Hudgens, Michael Caine, Kristin Davis, Luis Guzman

Synopsis: Sean Anderson partners with his mom's boyfriend on a mission to find his grandfather, who is thought to be missing on a mythical island.

Release Date: February 10, 2012



Director: Rian Johnson

Writer: Rian Johnson

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Bruce Willis, Emily Blunt, Jeff Daniels, Tracie Thoms, Piper Perabo, Paul Dano

Synopsis: A killer who works for the mob of the future recognizes one of his targets as his future self.

Release Date: September 28, 2012

Bullet to the Head

Director: Walter Hill

Writers: Sylvester Stallone, Alessandro Camon, Alexis Nolent

Cast: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Mamoa, Christian Slater, Jon Seda, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje

Synopsis: After watching their respective partners die, a cop and a hitman form an alliance in order to bring down their common enemy.

Release Date: April 13 2012

Premium Rush

Director: David Koepp

Writers: David Koepp, John Kamps

Cast: Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Michael Shannon, Jamie Chung, Dania Ramirez, Aasif Mandvi, Nick Damici, Danielle McKee, Lauren Ashley Carter, Jennifer Butler, Aaron Tveit, Aija Terauda, Ronald Scott Maestri, Ashley Austin Morris, Naeem Uzimann, Brian Koppelman

Synopsis: In Manhattan, a bike messenger picks up an envelope that attracts the interest of a dirty cop, who pursues the cyclist throughout the city.

Release Date: August 24, 2012

Red Tails

Director: Anthony Hemingway

Writers: John Ridley, Aaron McGruder, George Lucas

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Daniela Ruah, Josh Dallas, Cuba Gooding Jr., Terrence Howard, Michael B. Jordan, Gerald McRaney, Lee Tergeson, Tristan Wilds, Theo James, Aml Ameen, Ne-Yo, Method Man, Andre Royo, David Oyelowo

Synopsis: A crew of African American pilots in the Tuskegee training program, having faced segregation while kept mostly on the ground during World War II, are called into duty under the guidance of Col. A.J. Bullard.

Release Date: January 20, 2012

The Grey

Director: Joe Carnahan

Writers: Joe Carnahan, Ian Mackenzie Jeffers

Cast: Liam Neeson, Dermot Mulroney, Frank Grillo, James Badge Dale, Dallas Roberts, Joe Anderson, Nonso Anozie, Ben Bray, Larissa Stadnichuk, James Bitonti, Jonathan Bitonti

Synopsis: In Alaska, an oil drilling team struggle to survive after a plane crash strands them in the wild. Hunting the humans are a pack of wolves who see them as intruders.

Release Date: January 27, 2012

Untitled Taken Sequel

Director: Olivier Megaton

Writers: Luc Besson, Robert Mark Kamen

Cast: Liam Neeson, Maggie Grace, Famke Jenssen, Rade Serbedzija

Synopsis: When his wife is kidnapped during a vacation in Istanbul, retired CIA operative Bryan Mills works to get his family to safety, rescue his wife, and take out the kidnappers one by one.

Release Date: October 5, 2012

Wrath of the Titans

Director: John Liebesman

Writers: Dan Mazeau, Steven Knight, David Johnson, Greg Berlanti, Beverly Cross

Cast: Sam Worthington, Liam Neeson, Rosamund Pike, Ralph Fiennes, Bill Nighy, Danny Huston, Toby Kebbell, Edgar Ramirez

Synopsis: A decade after his heroic defeat of the monstrous Kraken, Perseus-the demigod son of Zeus-is attempting to live a quieter life as a village fisherman and the sole parent to his 10-year old son, Helius. Meanwhile, a struggle for supremacy rages between the gods and the Titans. Dangerously weakened by humanity's lack of devotion, the gods are losing control of the imprisoned Titans and their ferocious leader, Kronos, father of the long-ruling brothers Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. The triumvirate had overthrown their powerful father long ago, leaving him to rot in the gloomy abyss of Tartarus, a dungeon that lies deep within the cavernous underworld. Perseus cannot ignore his true calling when Hades, along with Zeus' godly son, Ares (Edgar Ramírez), switch loyalty and make a deal with Kronos to capture Zeus. The Titans' strength grows stronger as Zeus' remaining godly powers are siphoned...

Release Date: March 30, 2012


21 Jump Street

Directors: Phil Lord, Chris Miller

Writers: Michael Bacall, Jonah Hill

Cast: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Ice Cube, Johnny Depp, Ellie Kemper

Synopsis: An undercover police unit consisting of young looking officers infiltrate high schools to control youth crime.

Release Date: March 16, 2012

Red Dawn

Director: Dan Bradley

Writers: Carl Ellsworth, Jeremy Passmore, John Milius, Kevin Reynolds

Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Adrianne Palicki, Josh Hutcherson, Josh Peck, Isabel Lucas, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Edwin Hodge, Connor Cruise, Alyssa Diaz, Brett Cullen, Michael Beach, Matt Gerald, Will Yun Lee, Kenneth Choi, Ron Yuan

Synopsis: A group of teenagers look to save their town from an invasion of North Korean soldiers.

Release Date: November 2, 2012

Safe House

Director: Daniel Espinosa

Writer: David Guggenheim

Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Denzel Washington, Robert Patrick, Vera Farmiga, Brendan Gleeson

Synopsis: When a CIA-operated safe house is targeted by a group of bad guys, the facility's house-sitter is tasked with the dangerous job of moving the criminal who is being hidden there to another secure location.

Release Date: February 10, 2012


Director: Ridley Scott

Writers: Damon Lindelof, Jon Spaihts

Cast: Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Patrick Wilson, Idris Elba, Guy Pearce

Synopsis: A team of explorers discover a clue to the origins of mankind on Earth, leading them on a journey to the darkest corners of the universe. There, they must fight a terrifying battle to save the future of the human race.

Release Date: June 8, 2012

Underworld Awakening

Directors: Mans Marlind, Bjorn Stein

Writers: Allison Burnett, Kevin Grevioux, John Hlavin, Danny McBride, Len Wiseman, J. Michael Straczynski

Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Michael Ealy, India Eisley

Synopsis: When human forces discover the existence of the Vampire and Lycan clans, a war to eradicate both species commences. The vampire warrioress Selene leads the battle against humankind.

Release Date: January 20, 2012

The Hunger Games

Director: Gary Ross

Writers: Suzanne Collins, Billy Ray, Gary Ross

Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson, Stanley Tucci, Donald Sutherland, Toby Jones

Synopsis: In a not-too-distant future, North America has collapsed, weakened by drought, fire, famine, and war to be replaced by Panem, a country divided into the Capitol and 12 districts. Each year two young representatives from each district are selected by lottery to participate in The Hunger Games. Part entertainment, part brutal intimidation of the subjugated districts, the televised games are broadcast throughout Panem. The 24 participants are forced to eliminate their competitors, literally, with all citizens required to watch. When 16-year-old Katniss' young sister, Prim, is selected as the mining district's female representative, Katniss volunteers to take her place. She and her male counterpart Peeta, will be pitted against bigger, stronger representatives who have trained for this their whole lives.

Release Date: March 23, 2012


Directors: James Mather, Stephen St. Leger

Writers: Luc Besson, James Mather, Stephen St. Leger

Cast: Maggie Grace, Guy Pearce, Lennie James

Synopsis: A man wrongly convicted of conspiracy to commit espionage against the U.S. is offered his freedom if he can rescue the president's daughter from an outer space prison taken over by violent inmates.

Release Date: April 20, 2012

Resident Evil: Retribution

Director: Paul W.S. Anderson

Writer(s): N/A

Cast: Milla Jovovich, Wentworth Miller, Ali Larter, Sienna Guillory

Synopsis: Alice fights alongside a resistance movement in the continuing battle against the Umbrella Corporation and the undead.

Release Date: September 14, 2012


Director: Peter Berg

Writers: Erich Hoeber, Jon Hoeber

Cast: Liam Neeson, Alexander Skarsgard, Taylor Kitsch, Brooklyn Decker, Rihanna, Josh Pence

Synopsis: A fleet of ships is forced to do battle with an armada of unknown origins in order to discover and thwart their destructive goals.

Release Date: May 18, 2012

Men In Black 3

Director: Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers: Etan Cohen, Lowell Cunningham, David Koepp, Jeff Nathanson, Michael Soccio

Cast: Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Alice Eve, Josh Brolin, Bill Hader, Nicole Scherzinger, Emma Thompson, Jemaine Clement, Rip Torn

Synopsis: As of right now, there's been no official word on the plot synopsis for this film. Although, according to MTV news, it's been stated allegedly the plot revolves around the concept of a villain traveling back in time to kill Agent K, during his younger years, and it's up to Agent J and Agent K to stop this new villain at all costs from altering the future. However, it has yet to be confirmed if this is officially the story we'll be seeing in "Men In Black III", but I'll be sure to keep you posted if anything changes.

Release Date: May 25, 2012


Directors: Mark Andrews, Brenda Chapman

Writers: Brenda Chapman, Irene Mecchi

Voice Cast: Kelly Macdonald, Kevin McKidd, Emma Thompson, Julie Walters, Craig Ferguson, Robbie Coltrane, Billy Connolly

Synopsis: Set in Scotland in a rugged and mythical time, "Brave" features Merida, an aspiring archer and impetuous daughter of royalty. Merida makes a reckless choice that unleashes unintended peril and forces her to spring into action to set things right.

Release Date: June 22, 2012


Snow White & the Huntsman

Director: Rupert Sanders

Writers: Evan Daugherty, Hossein Amini, Evan Spiliotopoulos

Cast: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Ian McShane, Nick Frost, Toby Jones, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Lily Cole, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Marsan, Vincent Regan, Dave Legeno, Noah Huntley, Joey Ansah, Jamie Blackley, Brian Gleeson

Synopsis: In a twist to the fairy tale, the Huntsman ordered to take Snow White into the woods to be killed winds up becoming her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the Evil Queen.

Release Date: June 1, 2012

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Director: Jon M. Chu

Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick

Cast: Bruce Willis, Channing Tatum, Ray Stevenson, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Adrianne Palicki, Joseph Mazzello, Arnold Vosloo, Ray Park, Elodie Yung, Byung-hun Lee, D.J. Cotrona, RZA

Synopsis: The G.I. Joe team faces off against Zartan, his accomplishes, and the world leaders he has under his influence.

Release Date: June 29, 2012

John Carter of Mars

Director: Andrew Stanton

Writers: Edgar Rice Burroughs, Mark Andrews, Michael Chabon, Andrew Stanton

Cast: Taylor Kitsch, Lynn Collins, Willem Dafoe, Dominic West, Mark Strong, Ciaran Hinds, Thomas Haden Church, Samantha Morton, Don Stark, Amanda Clayton

Synopsis: Civil War vet John Carter is transplanted to Mars, where he discovers a lush, wildly diverse planet whose main inhabitants are 12-foot tall green barbarians. Finding himself a prisoner of these creatures, he escapes, only to encounter Dejah Thoris, Princess of Helium, who is in desperate need of a savior.

Release Date: March 9, 2012


Jack the Giant Killer

Director: Bryan Singer

Writers: Mark Bomback, Darren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, Stan Studney

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy, John Kassir, Ben Daniels, Ralph Brown, Lee Boardman

Synopsis: A modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.

Release Date: June 15, 2012


The Bourne Legacy

Director: Tony Gilroy

Writers: Dan Gilroy, Tony Gilroy

Cast: Jeremy Renner, Edward Norton, Rachel Weisz, Oscar Isaac, Joan Allen, Scott Glenn

Synopsis: Unfortunately, there's no official plot synopsis for "The Bourne Legacy", at this time. However, I will be updating this hub quite frequently, so I'll be sure to add it once it becomes available.

Release Date: August 3, 2012

The Amazing Spider-Man

Director: Marc Webb

Writers: Alvin Sargent, Steve Kloves, Steve Ditko, Stan Lee, James Vanderbilt

Cast: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen, Sally Field, Denis Leary, C. Thomas Howell, Chris Zylka, Campbell Scott, Stan Lee, Chelan Simmons, Amber Stevens, Embeth Davidtz, Kelsey Chow, Michael Massee

Synopsis: A teenage Peter Parker grapples with both high school and amazing super-human crises as his alter-ego Spider-Man.

Release Date: July 3, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises

Director: Christopher Nolan

Writers: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan, David S. Goyer, Bob Kane

Cast: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Marion Cotillard, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Juno Temple, Michael Caine, Brett Cullen, Joey King, Josh Pence

Synopsis: As Batman deals with his new status as a wanted vigilante, he must also contend with two new enemies, Bane and Catwoman.

Release Date: July 20, 2012

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Directors: Peter Lord, Jeff Newitt

Writer: Gideon Defoe

Voice Cast: Hugh Grant, Brendan Gleeson, Jeremy Piven, Brian Blessed, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Salma Hayek, Martin Freeman, David Tennant, Ashley Jensen, Imelda Staunton, Russell Tovey

Synopsis: Pirate Captain (Grant) sets out on a mission to defeat his rivals, Black Bellamy (Piven) and Cutlass Liz (Hayek),for the Pirate of the year Award. The quest takes the Captain and his crew from the shores of exotic Blood Island to the foggy streets of Victorian London.

Release Date: March 30, 2012

Rise of the Guardians

Directors: Peter Ramsey, William Joyce

Writers: William Joyce, David Lindsay-Abaire

Voice Cast: Hugh Jackman, Chris Pine, Jude Law, Isla Fisher, Alec Baldwin, Dakota Goyo

Synopsis: Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, Jack Frost and the Sandman band together to form a united front against the Bogeyman.

Release Date: November 21, 2012

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Directors: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor

Writers: Scott M. Gimple, David S. Goyer, Seth Hoffman, Howard Mackie, Mike Ploog, Javier Saltares, Roy Thomas

Cast: Nicolas Cage, Idris Elba, Ciaran Hinds, Violanete Placido, Christopher Lambert, Johnny Whitworth, Fergus Riordan

Synopsis: As Johnny Blaze hides out in Eastern Europe, he is called upon to stop the devil, who is trying to take human form.

Release Date: February 17, 2012


The Avengers

Director: Joss Whedon

Writer: Joss Whedon, Zak Penn

Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evan,Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, Paul Bettany, Cobie Smulders, Samuel L. Jackson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Stellan Skarsgard, Tom Hiddleston, Lou Ferrigno (voice), Clark Gregg

Synopsis: Chronicles the formation of a team of super heroes comprised of Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, and other adventurers. This film will be an origin story for the team, and their initial battle against the forces of evil.

Release Date: May 4, 2012


Director: Pete Travis

Writers: Carlos Ezquerra, Alex Garland, John Wagner

Cast: Lena Headey, Karl Urban, Olivia Thirlby, Deobia Oparei, Langley Kirkwood, Rakie Ayoloa, Francis Chouler, Joe Vaz

Synopsis: In a violent, futuristic city, the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner.

Release Date: September 21, 2012

This Means War

Director: McG

Writers: Timothy Dowling, Simon Kinberg, Marcus Gautesen

Cast: Tom Hardy, Chris Pine, Reese Witherspoon, Laura Vandervoort, Angela Bassett, David Koechner, Chelsea Handler, Warren Christie, Brendan Meyer, Leela Savasta, Abigail Spencer, Rebel Wilson, Emilie Ullerup, Til Schweiger, Marie Avgeropoulos

Synopsis: Two top CIA operatives wage an epic battle against one another after they discover they are dating the same woman.

Release Date: February 17, 2012



Director: Sam Mendes

Writers: Ian Fleming, John Logan, Patrick Marber, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade

Cast: Daniel Craig, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Helen McCrory, Judi Dench, Ben Whishaw, Bérénice Marlohe

Synopsis: Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.

Release Date: November 9, 2012

Total Recall

Director: Len Wiseman

Writers: Mark Bomback, Philip K. Dick, James Vanderbilt, Kurt Wimmer

Cast: Bryan Cranston, Kate Beckinsale, Colin Farrell, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, Ethan Hawke, John Cho, Steve Buyers, Will Yun Lee

Synopsis: As the nation states Euromerica and New Shanghai vie for supremacy, a factory worker (Farrell) begins to suspect that he's a spy, though he is unaware which side of the fight he's on.

Release Date: August 3, 2012

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rabecker 5 years ago

Great least of action movies. A few that I am questioning the common sense of the movie studios. Thank you for gathering all this into one place.

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Nickalooch 5 years ago from Columbia, MD

i think John Carter of Mars, Avengers, DKR, World War Z and Promethues are the only ones worth checking out. The rest i think could be entertaining but not something you'd remember in a couple of years. Concrete Blondes on the other hand thats a separate

good list

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Topnewhottoys 5 years ago from Salisbury, Maryland

lots of good movie information - thanks for the effort

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Paradise7 5 years ago from Upstate New York

Thanks for putting this together! I see some good pics coming up, as well as some real dogs which will be a miracle if they actually get released.

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Stevennix2001 5 years ago Author


If you think that's bad, then you should definitely check out my previews for "Monster and Horror films of 2012", as it'll definitely make you wonder what the hell Hollywood is coming up with these days. lol. Anyway, I'm glad you like the list, and thanks for stopping by.


Thanks. I'm glad you liked the hub. :)


Yeah, I tend to agree with you there; although I am looking forward to "The Expendables 2" sequel, as that might not be so bad. As for the rest of the films, I tend to agree mostly with your assessments; although I'm not sure how well "Amazing Spider-Man" will do considering they're rebooting this franchise way too soon before it's time.

As for Concrete Blondes....well no comment. Besides, I could get banned if I said what my exact thoughts were on that movie. lol. Anyway, thanks again for stopping by

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Stevennix2001 5 years ago Author


Your welcome paradise. I'm glad you like the list also, and thanks again for stopping by, as it's always great seeing you. :) Yeah, it should be interesting if some of these films ever actually do get released in theaters, as I can see a few of these heading straight to DVD. lol.

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optimus grimlock 5 years ago

hmm most of these look good but half are remakes and prove how out of ideas hollywood is! Johna hill was better fat, on second thought red dawn 2 has a nice twist with korean soilders, sean bean should be a good hook!

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FatFreddysCat 4 years ago from The Garden State

Is "Red Dawn" finally coming out in '12? Last I'd heard, it had completed its principal photography but got caught up in MGM's bankruptcy mess and had no money left for any post-production work, (i.e. editing, music, etc.) so it was sitting on a shelf somewhere.

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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author


Yeah, it's a shame that it looks like "Pan" won't be coming out after all, as it still hasn't gotten a release date yet. Kind of sad if you ask me. Oh well. It's not that big of a deal, as I was more disappointed that the new star trek, ghostbusters and die hard films weren't being released next year. Anyway, thanks for stopping by optimus.


Well, that's what it says on imdb right now. But then again, imdb did list the remake of Yellow Submarine to come out next year too before Disney pulled the plug on it, so there's a definite possibility. However, from looking at things though, it certainly seems like it's on pace to come next year. But, we'll see. Anyway, thanks for stopping by.

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optimus grimlock 4 years ago

what no ghostbuster,or star trek next year thanx dr buzzkill lol

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Fullerman5000 4 years ago from Louisiana, USA

This hub got me so pumped about all the films that are coming out next year. looks like a great year for movies. great work. always a treat to read your hubs. voted up and awesome.

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Hady Chahine 4 years ago from Manhattan Beach

Nice hub. Look forward to "One For the Money" and "Hunter Killer." Thanks.

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Stevennix2001 4 years ago Author

That's cool. hope you like the movies when you see them. :)

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