Impatient about the “Wait List”

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!”


  1. Funny how both movies I anticipate most star Michael Fassbender: Jane Eyre and X-Men: First Class. I’m curious how MF will fare as Rochester given my all-time fave actor in the role is Timothy Dalton. I might make my own list towards the end of the year… a few I’m anticipating are missing here 😦


  2. I didn’t know vanessa was in Suckerpunch. Anyways, i can’t think of any movie coming out in 2011 that i am really excited for. There are a few that look good like Thor, but i’m not overly excited for it


    • thanks for stopping by and welcome to TheScarletSp1der’s “Web”!!! Glad you visited. Wow, not really overly excited for anything coming in 2011?! Perhaps once more trailers become available one might catch your eye! 🙂 What is/was your favorite movie of 2010? or just of this past summer?


  3. I don’t know, I’m worried about The Adjustment Bureau and the fact that they pushed it back to March (aka garbage time for films). Hopefully, it will turn out all right because I had high expectations for it…


    • agreed. I noticed the pushback and almost any pushback means danger for the film. But I still hope it’s good! Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Welcome to “The Web!” btw, I’m interested in the participating in the next fantasy draft if you’ll have me! Enjoy your week! Happy watching!


  4. I didn’t realize there are so many sequels coming out next year.

    Yeaaa for transformer, Malkovich is in it 🙂 I wonder what is his role in that movie.

    My most anticipated movie in 2011, so far, are The Retreat (Cillian Murphy and Thandie Newton – I’m not sure if I spell her name right), Priest (Paul Bettany), and of course, Transformer.

    I’m hoping for more great sci-fi movies in 2011.


    • 2011 is going to be amazing! A LOT of competition! When talking about his role in Transformers, Malkovich said something along these lines- I’m my usual character, a jerk! haha! I think he plays as a teacher in the movie! I can’t wait. I haven’t heard of The Retreat yet, I will look it up, but I like the two actors you listed already! When it comes to Priest, did you ever read the comics? There are so many to be excited about! Appreciate the comment!


  5. Malkovich as a teacher? hmmm…that will be interesting 🙂

    The Retreat is about a couple who try to save their marriage by going to an island. (Cillian and Newton), few days later, Jamie bell was casted away into that island, he told them that everyone in England had died because of a virus. That’s the basic idea of the movie. It’s a psychological Thriller.

    Priest is from a comic? I never read American comic. Just saw the trailer this afternoon and seeing Paul in it is my main reason for wanting to watch that movie.

    No prob 🙂 I love talking about movie. I Haven’t written much about movie lately, kinda miss it too.


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