It’s Wednesday! The “W” in Wednesday stands for “waiting” as in “waiting for the weekend to be here already!” Today on TheScarletSp1der’s “Web!” I decided that, since waiting is on the mind, let’s take a quick look at some movies that we must wait for that release next year! 2011 looks to be either rather promising to some or rather disappointing to others. Here’s a list of at least 20 of the films coming out between January and July. All dates are tenative. (You may want to bookmark this page for future reference!—I will be placing a link for it in the righthand margin under “My Favorite Posts” soon.)
1. The Green Hornet (Jan 14)- Seth Rogen dons the superhero gig in this movie version of the classic tv series. Also starring Cameron Diaz, Edward James Olmos, and Tom Wilkinson.
2. I Am Number Four (Feb 18)- Seeking to escape those set to kill him, John Smith is number 4 of 9 with special abilities being hunted down. The first 3 have already suffered an unwelcome demise.
3. The Eagle (Feb 25)- Channing Tatum stars as a Roman centurion seeking to restore the honor of his father, recently deceased commander of the Ninth. To do so, he must recapture the golden emblum of the regiment- The Eagle of the Ninth. Also starring Donald Sutherland.
4. The Adjustment Bureau (Mar 4)- Matt Damon and Emily Blunt star in this film about fighting fate for love as a politician seeks to make his own destiny…against those who have plotted it out for him.
5. Jane Eyre (Mar 11)- Featuring Mia Wasikowska (Alice in Wonderland) and Michael Fassbender (300, Centurion) Charlotte Brontë’s literary classic is once more brought to the big screen, courtesy of Focus Features.
6. Beastly (Mar 18)- Alex Pettyfer (I Am Number Four), Vanessa Hudgens, and Mary-Kate Olsen star in this modern retelling of the classic story of Beauty and the Beast.
7. Sucker Punch (Mar 25)- Zack Snyder brings this highly visual psychological thriller of an alternative reality inside a mental institution. Starring Jon Hamm, Vanessa Hudgens, Abbie Cornish, and more.
8. Scream 4 (Apr 15)- The ghostfaced horror franchise returns for a fourth time. Starring all your favorite survivors and some new screamers, Wes Craven returns us to the not-so-silent world of Sidney Prescott.
9. Thor (May 6) -director Kenneth Branagh brings the fury of Marvel’s thunder god with Chris Hemsworth, Anthony Hopkins, Natalie Portman, Idris Elba, and more! Here’s the teaser trailer from ComicCon! Hurry, I don’t know how long it will be up on youtube!
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (May 20)- Jack Sparrow returns on an all-new adventure, with all-new friends. Starring Johnny Depp, Penelope Cruz, Ian McShane, Geoffrey Rush and more!
11. The Hangover 2 (May 27)- The crew returns for more adventure, laughs, and trouble. More cameos and craziness ensues overseas. Get ready for part deux!
12. Kung Fu Panda: The Kaboom of Doom (May 27)- I love the title. Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, and Jackie Chan return to lend their vocal talent to this animated sequel.
13. X-Men: First Class (June 3)- James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Kevin Bacon and more in this visit to the early origins of some of our favorite mutant heroes..and villains.
14. Fast Five (June 10)- The Fast and Furious team reunite for a global run this time around. Welcome newcomer Dwayne Johnson to the crew, along with the likes of Chris Bridges (Ludacris) and Tyrese.
15. The Green Lantern (June 17)- Ryan Reynolds stars as Hal Jordan/The Green Lantern. Be ready for DC’s answer back to Marvel’s long comic movie reign. “In brightest day, in blackest night, no evil shall escape my sight. Let those who worship evil’s might, beware my power, Green Lantern’s light!” –Hal Jordan
16. Cars 2 (June 24)- Lightening McQueen is back with other wheeled companions in this superspy vehicular animated motion flick from Pixar.
17. Transformers: The Dark of the Moon (July 1)- Shia LaBeouf, Josh Duhamel, John Malkovich, Hugo Weaving and a few robots here and there make their way into theaters under direction of Michael Bay!
18. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 (July 15)- Harry Potter in his “final” theatrical appearance. The sequel to the two-part finale.
19. Captain America: The First Avenger (July 22)- Chris Evans, Hugo Weaving, Tommy Lee Jones, Samuel L. Jackson! Marvel brings good ol’ Cap to the silver screen! The first of several Avengers.
20. Cowboys and Aliens (July 29)- Highly anticipated. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford, Sam Rockwell, Olivia Wilde, and directed by Jon Favreau (Iron Man). “The Old West.. where a lone cowboy leads an uprising against a terror from beyond our world. 1873. Arizona Territory.” -Universal Pictures
……and many, many more such as Rise of the Apes, Gnomeo and Juliet, Final Destination 5, Unknown, Rango, Rio, The Three Musketeers, The Adventures of Tintin: The Secret of the Unicorn, Spy Kids4, Priest, Smurfs, Warhorse, Horrible Bosses, etc.
Too many to choose from! I’m glad they don’t all release in the same day/week/month! The YEAR is plenty enough! haha! Mark your calendars! Tell me, which one(s) are you most excited to see? Leave a comment.
Thanks for reading! Happy Watching!
up next: “Trailer Time Thursday!”