Movies – New Releases For 2012 – The Year of the Movie Superheroes

From all reports 2012 is set to be the biggest year for blockbuster Hollywood Movie releases in decades. Billed to be the year of the Comic Superheroes it would seem that just about every studio is set to release a super hero character to the big screen.

I have already noted in a previous article on the blog that the Men in Black will return in a third installment starring of course will Smith in his role as ‘J’ and a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones in the form of Josh Brolin picking up the role as agent ‘K’. the concept for Men in Black was originally pitched as a comic book series to Malibu Comics fro which Columbia Pictures decided to option and the rest is history.

Here is the list of Comic Book Characters & heroes about to be launched in 2012:

  • The amazing Spider-Man breath’s new life into Marvels iconic superhero. (June 2012)
  • The entire Marvel Studios Clan get together for The Avengers. (April 2012)
  • The Man Of Steel will offer us the next episode in the Superman series. (June 2012)
  • Batman is back also in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises.(July 2012)

In addition to the list of Comic Book Heroes heading to the big screen in 2012 are the list of returning heroes from our favorite film & TV franchises including:

  • James Bond in movie No. 23 that is yet to be titled. (November 2012)
  • Jason Bourne in a new installment of the widely received trilogy. Alas the latest addition is not to include Matt Damon. (August 2012)
  • Sam Worthington is to return in Clash of the Titans II. (March 2012)
  • The Muppets are due back also in (January 2012)
  • Underworld 4: Awakening (January 2012)
  • Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters certainly sounds interesting. (March 2012)
  • 21 Jump Street is reborn with Channing Tatum & Jonah Hill (March 2012)
  • Total Recall without Arnie who is to be replaced in the Doug Quaid character by Colin Farrell. (August 2012)
  • The Expendables 2 continues the story with Sly as Barney Ross and Van Damme as the bad guy. (TBC)

Be on the lookout next year also for a couple of new hero characters:

  • Originally titled John Carter of Mars the film will now be released as simply John Carter. (March 2012)
  • The highly anticipated The Hunger Games is billed as a Twilight meets mad Max theme. (March 2012)
  • Prometheus. (June 2012)
  • Brave – the latest effort from Pixar is said to be a ‘fairytale’. (June 2012)
  • Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter – now this has to be a success with a title like that. (June 2012)

So there you have it There is plenty of action and mayhem to come in what will surely be remembered as the Year of the Super-heroes.

Movies – New Releases For 2012 – The Year of the Movie Superheroes


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