The sun actually decided to finally show its face in London this week, and that along with me spotting that the 2012/13 season of TV shows is soon coming to an end has made me realise that the summer season is nearly upon us and that can mean only one thing. Blockbuster movie season. Over the last few years I’ve said that the that summer is the best ever for movies as it is full of comic book adaptations. Well I am saying it again, and I really don’t think this year can be topped (until the Avengers 2 vs. Justice League season). So here is what I am really looking forward to this year, in release date order so you can start booking your cinema tickets!
Tony Stark returns with a new director and the trailer shows less of the comedy side of Stark and more of the hero doing everything he can to fight the big bad guy.
Ok, I know its not a super hero movie, but its sci-fi and its going to be a summer hit so I’m including it in this post!
Superman is still my favourite super hero, he is the one I remember from my childhood (Superman 1-4 and Superboy), my teens (Lois and Clark) and my adulthood (Smallville and Superman Returns). He is the reason that I got into this genre. And boy am I excited to see Henry Cavill play Clark Kent/Superman.
I’m currently listening to the Audible audio book of this film, it’s really interesting with the various characters (all voiced by different actors in the audio version) and the interview with the vampire style concept of telling the story, where each character builds on the story told by the previous one. I can’t wait to see how this is taken and adapted to the big screen.
Kick-Ass 2 (UK release date 19 July)
I was lucky enough to see some of the filming of this right opposite my office on my morning walk to work, so I can’t wait to sit in the cinema and ‘spot’ my street.
X-Men surely has to be one of the most successful super hero movies. It was on our screens way before the constant burst of Marvel and DC smash hits on the big screen. Hugh Jackman has been brilliant as the Wolverine, so its great to see he’s getting to tell the character’s story in more detail again.
I only recently watched Red, it wasn’t the most exciting (I was watching it tired, whilst multitasking other things), but the second is looking good from what I have seen/heard so far.
I love all of the Greek tales, I studied many a tragedy during my A Level drama studies. I felt that the first Percy Jackson film went under the radar, but when I watched it, I actually was surprised it wasn’t shouted about more. It’s a great family film and I have been looking forward to its sequel.
Thor is my personal favourite of all of the Avengers films to date, I loved the romance and can’t wait to see that continue as we missed Jane Foster in Avengers Assemble.
These books are brilliant. Although I was a little disappointed with the first film, but I am hoping the second one will step up.
I’m sure there will be some more pop up in the year, but these are the ones that I really can’t wait to see. Man I am going to be spending the whole summer at the cinema.
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