Twenty-twelve is that year gone by where comics adaptations were more than transferring pages onto film scenes. Yester’s just done annum establishes in this adhering movie genre an expanding universe, a crossover script linking franchises into a blockbuster records-breaker.
Twenty-thirteen invites a pandora’s box-worth of prequels and upstart reboots, this time spread across the year than a vying summer-folds pack.
July 26 / The Wolverine
Sabretooth appearances throughout comics pages might have been the dead horse de rigueur spawning the same for screen adaptations, but for the adamantium-clawed Logan nothing meets Washington vs. Cowboys rivalry like Silver Samurai. Hugh Jackman keeps ripping physique and embodiment in this second spinoff from the “X-Men” installments. The background: warring Japanese clans of influencing power; backstory: Romance and mutant villains blossom steel and .
July 12 / Pacific Rim
Kaiju fever heats up early even when the definition for the Japanese term is summed up within an outstanding trailer. Sure, Guillermo del Toro has even stirred Warner Bros. excitement mill over his rebirth of mega mecha-robots and monsters flick, this film that’s not comics inspired became the inspiration for a comics based movie to possibly follow already. The action last-stand stars Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam and Rinko Kikuchi in what looks to be a change of sci-fi adventure’s pace. There are classics o’ plenty to catch up on off the cult familiar premise, but you might want to wait for this summer’s silver screen to update the initiates, reawaken the fandom.
June 14 / Man of Steel
Build up is overshadowing the rolling eyes for yet another reboot of still again a Superman movie. Maybe it comes out less under rated because of a pair of thrill-ride suffusing trailers. Or Henry Cavell’s Jetstream soar into Earth’s skies and then outer orbit. “Blade” and “The Dark Knight Trilogy” alum writer David Goyer takes on re-introducing the all-too well-known Superman origins. Perhaps he and “300” and “Watchmen” director Zach Snyder production teaming a self-sworn break from the old starts at the off-core title “Man of Steel”, while ending film apathy for the Man of Krypton will begin right after the roll of previews.
May 3 / Iron Man 3
Turbo thrusters, heavy metal and future tech cool has its return come this summer’s crop ofMarvel’s heroes. Like the armor redesign in this third installment kicks in, this script by Drew Pearce and Shane Black is a talked about expectation, maybe the most-so post-“The Avengers” movie of Marvel’s mightiest. For this sequel though, the villain seems larger than life – a charismatic presence overpowering even Tony Starks impressive power armor. None other than Sir Ben Kingsley takes on the role of the Mandarin while we see War Machine return and Guy Pearce dons the persona of Stark’s rival Aldrich Killian.
Nov. 8 / Thor: The Dark World
In “The Avengers”, the Son of Odin roughhoused toe-to-toe with Iron Man and the Hulk. Now Thor returns within a sequel set down into the dimension of Dark Elves. Chris Hemsworth has been busy portraying Formula One legend and a “Robopocalypse” survivor, yet reprising his role with fellow cast members Jaimie Alexander, Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins, Idris Elba and Kat Dennings. Newcomer to the Asgardian set designs comes in the acting kinetic of Chris Eccleston, joining alongside Tom Hiddleston as the recurrent Loki. This much expected sequel bases after a long-time favorite story arc out of Marvel Comics continuity for the Thunder God, which was written Walter Simonson.