Five Big Movies to Look Forward to Summer 2013
5 films to look out for in 2013.
The Hollywood calendar year is traditionally split into three different “season” – spring, summer and autumn. Spring typically sees the release of comedies as well as dramas that were left over from the previous year. Autumn begins a big push towards awards season and sees the release of dramas, historical movies and similar types of films. People who like to have fun when they go to the movies look forward to summer the most, as that’s when all the massive blockbusters and spectacle-filled movies get released. Summer 2013 looks to be no exception, as a number of effects-filled extravaganzas are already on schedule for their debut.
Man of Steel
“Man of Steel” is a complete reboot of the Superman film franchise and is posed to be one of the biggest movies of the summer. Directed by Zack Snyder and produced by Christopher Nolan of the “Dark Knight” films, this movie takes Superman back to his roots with an all new cast and origin. Zack Snyder previously directed spectacles like “300,” “Watchmen” and “Sucker Punch,” which means that it’s a good bet that this will be Superman’s most action-filled outing yet.
Iron Man 3
“Iron Man 3” is directed by Shane Black, the man who previously wrote such action classics as “Lethal Weapon” and “The Last Boy Scout.” Robert Downey Jr. returns as Tony Stark. This movie also starts “Phase 2” of the Marvel Cinematic Universe and is said to begin the countdown towards a next installment in the popular “Avengers” franchise.
“The Wolverine” is a second entry in Hugh Jackman’s solo franchise. The film, written by screenwriter Christopher McQuarrie (who previously won an Academy Award for “The Usual Suspects”), sees the title character journey to Japan for battles with Samurai and a deep exploration of his own past. This will mark the sixth time Hugh Jackman has played Wolverine since 2000’s “X-Men.”
“Robocop” is a remake of the 1980s action classic of the same name. Information about the film is being kept tightly under wraps. Only cast members like Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Jackie Earle Haley have been announced thus far. Instead of being a literal remake of the first film, this new version of “Robocop” seems to be a modern-day exploration of an old concept. It could mark a welcome breath of fresh air for a long dormant franchise.
The Lone Ranger
“The Lone Ranger” is being produced by the same team behind the hit “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise and stars Johnny Depp as Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s sidekick. If this film is even half as fun as the first “Pirates of the Caribbean” movie, audiences are in for a treat next summer as the Lone Ranger and Tonto ride across the silver screen.
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