If like me, you were blown away by the reboot of the Marvel franchise with movies like Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk you’ll be pleased to hear that not one but two Marvel films are due out this summer with a further four due in 2012.
After last year’s pretty lacklustre release of films in the summer due to the World Cup it looks like we’re in for a summer packed full of great films. Bring it on!
Released: May 2011
Starring: Natalie Portman, Chris Hemsworth as Thor and Anthony Hopkins as Odin.
Director: Kenneth Branagh.
Thor, a powerful but arrogant warrior whose reckless actions reignite an ancient war, is cast down to Earth by his father Odin (Anthony Hopkins) and is forced to live among humans. A beautiful, young scientist, Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), has a profound effect on Thor, as she ultimately becomes his first love. It’s while here on Earth that Thor learns what it takes to be a true hero when the most dangerous villain of his world sends the darkest forces of Asgard to invade Earth.
Watch the trailer at the official Marvel site http://thor.marvel.com/
Released: June 2011
Starring: Chris Evans as Captain America, Hugo Weaving, Stanlet Tucci and Tommy Lee Jones
Director: Joe Johnston
After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America’s ideals.
Released: May 2012
Starring: Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson and Mark Ruffalo
Director: Josh Whedon
Bringing together Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Hawkeye, Captain America, Black Widow and Thor as The Avengers.
Starring: Samuel L. Jackson.
A daring amateur boxer from Hells Kitchen is recruited by the Army for some top-secret assignments. He soon is promoted to captain, where he puts together the First Attack Squad, a group of elite soldiers who carry out elite missions.
As yet untitled Spiderman reboot
Released: July 2012
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Rhys Ifans, Martin Sheen and Sally Field.
Director: Marc Webb
Rumored to be covering the early days of Peter Parker and Spiderman during high school and pits him against The Lizard (Rhys Ifans).
Starring: Hugh Jackman
Director: Darren Aronofsky
A standalone film that director Aronofsky is quick to point out “is not a sequel” and does not have ties to the existing X-Men franchise.