Major 2012 franchise films

Sort of a follow-up to my other posts. Although 2012 is a bit of a way off, thought I’d put up an advance look at what’s coming out next year sequel-wise:

 

JANUARY:

 

Underworld IV- Apparentally the horror action franchise will return, in 3D and with Kate Beckinsdale.

FEBRUARY:

Ghost Rider II-Spirit of Vengeance-Sequel to the original Ghost Rider, with Nicholas Cage in the role.

MARCH

Clash of the Titans II-Sequel to the remake of the 1980’s movie.

MAY

The Avengers-The film the Marvel movies have been building up too, this features Captain America (Chris Evans) Thor (Chris Helmworth) The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and of course Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) with some other heroes as they band together against some unrevealed villain.

Madagascar III-Another in the CG series.

Men In Black III-Although this might be delayed. Stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones along with some newcomers. This franchise kind of fizzled with MIB II (or MIIB?) but the original film was OK so maybe this’ll make up for it.

 

Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace 3D-George Lucas releases the much-maligned Star Wars movie in 3D. Not sure how this will do, since the film will already be on blu-ray by the time (Although not in 3D). Wonder if he’ll add new FX like he’s done before.

JUNE

Prometheus. This one’s a bit confusing. Directed by Ridley Scott, it’s suppossed to sort of take place in the ALIEN/PREDATOR universe, but is not an actual Alien prequel. Weird. Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender will star.

Star Trek II/XII-Probably won’t be numbered like that. The new adventures of Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and Spock (Zachery Quinto) as reimagined by J. J Abrahms.

JULY

Batman: The Dark Knight Rises-Batman (Christian Bale) deals with Catwoman (Anne Hathaway) and Bane (Tom Hardy) while evading the Gotham police, led by commishiner Gordon (Gary Oldman).

The Amazing Spider-Man: Reboot to the comics franchise will feature a new Spider-Man (Andrew Garfield) with Gwen Stacy (Emma stone) against supervillain the Lizard. Also will be in 3D.

Ice Age IV-Sequel to the CG series of prehistoric comedies.

AUGUST

The Bourne Legacy-Apparentally this film  won’t have the title character at all. Strange.

Total Recall-Remake of the 1990 Arnold film.
NOVEMBER

James Bond 23. Daniel Craig returns for his third outing as James Bond after a four-year hiatus due to MGM’s problems. Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes and Kevin Spacey have been approached to play the villain.

 

Twilight-Breaking Dawn II-latest adaptation of the popular book series.

DECEMBER

The Hobbit- This film, which sets up the Lord of the Rings saga, has Martin Freeman as Bilbo, the Hobbit (Played by Ian Holm in the other films). Ian Mckellan reprises his role as Gandalf, and other LOTR characters are rumored to be making cameos.

Superman-Henry Cavill plays the Man of Steel in this reboot of the series which will feature more action and adventure than the somewhat dull Superman Returns did.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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