Cast: Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Sam Claflin, Noah Huntley, Nick Frost, Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan and Steven Graham
Release Date: June 1st, 2012
Why We’re Excited About It: While the idea of two Snow White movies wasn’t exactly the most appetizing thought, the first trailer for Snow White and the Huntsman was kind of badass. In his feature film debut, the first look at Rupert Sanders’ iteration of the classic story definitely took a lot of people by surprise; it’s much more Lord of the Rings than Alice in Wonderland. Charlize Theron is a delight any time she gets a meaty character to chew on, and she appears to be in fine form here as the Evil Queen. We haven’t seen much from Kristen Stewart yet, but turning Snow White into a sort of reluctant warrior is definitely an interesting direction. Sanders’ visuals are epic in scope, and I’m enticed to find out if this ambitious fairy tale delivers.
Also included on the list is Charlize Theron's "Prometheus" as well as Chris Hemsworh's "The Avengers."
Cast: Noomi Rapace, Michael Fassbender, Charlize Theron, Idris Elba, and Guy Pearce
Release Date: June 8th, 2012 (3D)
Why We’re Excited About It: This maybe-probably prequel to Ridley Scott’s Alien marks a much-welcomed return to the sci-fi genre for the director. Judging by the footage seen so far, it appears that he’s returning to the horror tone that he so expertly pulled off with the 1979 pic. The cast is pretty great, with Michael Fassbender—a damn fine actor and everyone’s current obsession—playing an android and Noomi Rapace set as the lead. We still know very little plotwise, but given its connection to Alien and the fact that Scott is tackling sci-fi once more, I’m incredibly eager to check this one out.
Cast: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Tom Hiddleston, and Mark Ruffalo
Release Date: May 4th, 2012 (3D)
Why We’re Excited About It: The road that began with 2008’s Iron Man comes to a turning point here with the superhero movie to end all superhero movies. As if bringing together Captain America, Iron Man, Thor, and Hulk wasn’t enough, Marvel nabbed “God of Nerds” Joss Whedon to write and direct the pic. While everyone’s definitely looking forward to seeing Tony Stark trade jabs with Steve Rogers, The Avengers also provides a look into the future as it sets up “Phase 2” of Marvel’s development slate (which will presumably culminate with The Avengers 2).