Best Super Hero Films of 2012: Featuring the new trailer for G.I. Joe: Retaliation
Although I know I'm early this year, I decided to finally publish some of my preview hubs starting this month. Unlike year's past, I've taken the liberty to categorize these movie previews into perspective categories; versus last year where you could find the preview to "The Change-Up" on the same article as "Rise of the Planet of the Apes."
I feel this will better help my readers scan through and find films that may interest them a lot better. Like last year, the film previews will have a brief summary along with cast listings. Plus, you can expect the release dates listed on there too for good measure. In addition to all the casting information and rating, I'll also be providing a few trailers. Granted, not all movies are going to have trailers on these hubs, but I will be adding more videos, as they're released to go along with the films mentioned. That's why I strongly encourage anyone to visit these hubs frequently until the end of December 31, 2011, as that will be the final day when I stop adding videos to these preview hubs for 2012. Anyway, to kick off our preview hub series, we have the superhero films on deck.
It's been no secret that superhero movies are the current craze these days in Hollywood, and next year should be an exciting year for them as we not only have a reboot of Spider-Man coming up, but we'll finally be treated to the long anticipated "Avengers" movie as well. Plus, there's Nolan's final Batman movie to look forward to along with many others. Unfortunately, due to recent production delays, the new Superman reboot and "Wolverine" won't be coming out in 2012, as previously expected. Therefore, if you're wondering why those films aren't mentioned here, then that's essentially the reason why. However, if any news comes out within the near future to suggest otherwise, then you can expect them to be added to this hub soon; hence another reason to keep checking back here until the end of the 2011 year. Anyway, let's get down to business shall we.
Take in mind that some of these release dates are subject to change, so be sure to check your local listings for further details.
Update #1: According to recent sources, it turns out that the "Lone Ranger" will be heading to theaters next year after all.
Update #2: In recent news, it looks like "The Lone Ranger" will be delayed after all, due to scheduling issues. It's new release date is May 31, 2013 instead. I do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and I'll be sure to keep this hub updated if there's any changes.
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
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 Amazing Spider-Man
Director: Marc Webb
Writers: James Vanderbilt, Alvin Sargent
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Emma Stone, Sally Field, Martin Sheen, Zooey Deschanel, Denis Leary, Chris Zylka, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Annie Parisse, Julianne Nicholson, C. Thomas Howell
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
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
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
G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation
Director: Jon M. Chu
Writers: Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick
Cast: Channing Tatum, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Bruce Willis, Adrianne Palicki, Ray Stevenson, Ray Park, Joseph Mazzello, Beau Brasseaux, Arnold Vosloo, Walton Goggins, Byung-hun Lee, Jonathan Pryce, Elodie Yung, RZA, D.J. Cotrona
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
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