2011 Superhero Movies

Get your super on!

 

Have I had it with all the superhero movies coming out?  No way!

 

 I got hooked back in the day with the orignal Superman and then cartoons that followed like Transformers, GI Joe, Thundercats, Thundar the Barbarian (bring him to the screen!), Voltron and others.  

 

Check out the new Superhero movies coming out in 2011 courtesy of the guys over at Blastr.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Captain America: The First Avenger

Title: Captain America: The First Avenger
Who's involved: Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Hugo Weaving, Stanley Tucci, Tommy Lee Jones. Joe Johnston will direct.
What it is: Adaptation of the Marvel comic
Notes: Evans is already well versed in playing a superhero, starring in the Fantastic Four movies. Though not everyone seemed to love the films, most people agreed that Evans stole the show. There's also never been a great (or particularly good) Cap film out there, and we think the frozen super soldier deserves one. 
Release Date: July 22, 2011


Conan Movie

Title: Conan
Who's involved: Jason Momoa is the new Conan, with Ron Perlman and Rose McGowan as his support team. Marcus Nispel (The Texas Chainsaw Massacre) is directing.
What it is: An all-new adaptation of Robert Howard's Conan the Barbarian
Notes: Based on the early pics, this film looks shockingly good. At least relative to what we were expecting. The script has reportedly had a lot of problems (at one point we heard they were working with only 50 "shootable" pages instead of the usual 100 or so), but supposedly those have been somewhat straightened out, so we're cautiously optimistic. 
Release Date: 2011


Deadpool Movie

Title: Deadpool
Who's involved: Ryan Reynolds. Robert Rodriguez has been discussed as the director.
What it is: A spinoff of X-Men Origins: Wolverine
Notes: It's not clear whether this flick will actually get made, because Reynolds is busy with The Green Lantern sequels and Rodriguez has about 37 other films on his plate right now. But the writers of Zombieland are apparently working on a script, and that's pretty promising right there.
Release Date: Tentatively 2011/2012


Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

Title: Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
Who's involved: Nicolas Cage will return as the Ghost Rider. Eva Mendes won't be back. Producer Mike De Luca will, as will David Goyer to write the screenplay.
What it is: Sequel to the 2007 film
Notes: All in all, the first movie wasn't so special. Luckily, we like David Goyer and think that he can turn in a good script. Nic Cage is, well, Nic Cage, so there's that. Good if you love him, not so good if you don't. We're okay with him. Mostly.
Release Date: Tentatively 2011


Green Lantern

Title: Green Lantern
Who's involved: Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Peter Sarsgaard and Mark Strong. Martin Campbell is directing. 
What it is: Adaptation of the DC comic
Notes: Campbell's GoldenEye was pretty sweet, right? Not sure the same can be said for Edge of Darkness, but he definitely has experience making action movies, so that's promising. And this is another one with "good buzz" coming out of Comic-Con. We're there.
Release Date: June 17, 2011


Red Sonja Movie

Title: Red Sonja
Who's involved: Rose McGowan. A Robert Rodriguez production
What it is: Remake of the 1985 film of the same name
Notes:This film was originally set to be released in 2009, but due to Rodriguez's busy schedule it keeps getting delayed. Rose seems to be a bit of a muse for Rodriguez, though so if they can get the schedule thing worked out, it should be a good Rodriguez-style flick. Last update was this would follow the Conan remake, so a lot will depend on how well that does.
Release Date: Tentatively 2011


Thor Movie

Title: Thor
Who's involved: Chris Hemsworth (George Kirk in J.J. Abram's Star Trek), Natalie Portman, Anthony Hopkins and Kat Dennings, with Kenneth Branagh directing. Ashley Miller (Terminator: The Sarah Connor ChroniclesFringe) wrote the script.
What it is: Adaptation of the Marvel comic
Notes: Branagh is better known for directing Shakespeare than anything else, so a superhero film doesn't seem like an immediate match. But Thor does have Shakespearean overtones, so we don't see why this shouldn't work out well. Plus, the trailer looked very promising. 
Release Date: May 6, 2011


Wanted 2

Title: Wanted 2
Who's involved: James McAvoy is the sole cast member coming back so far. Timur Bekmambetov of nothing else you've probably ever heard of will return as the director.
What it is: Sequel to 2008 film
Notes: Angelina Jolie dropped out of this film after reading the script, so that's not good (or maybe it is if you're not a fan). But the first film turned out better than anyone had any right to expect or hope, so lightning could strike twice.
Release Date: 2011


X-Men: First Class

Title: X-Men: First Class
Who's involved: The cast is finally nearing completion (it's so big we'll just give you the highlights), with James McAvoy as Professor Charles Xavier, Michael Fassbender as Magneto, Nicholas Hoult as Beast, Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Kevin Bacon as Sebastian Shaw, January Jones as Emma Frost and Oliver Platt as the Man in Black. Matthew Vaughn will direct, and Bryan Singer is returning to produce. Ashley Miller had his hand in this screenplay too.
What it is: Reboot/prequel of original franchise
Notes: Everyone seemed to be pretty happy with Singer's first X films, so there's no reason to believe he can't do it again. Plus, he seems to do better with ensemble casts, and this one is ensemble-rific. We'll definitely miss the original cast, but some of the new players aren't exactly shabby. 
Release Date: June 11, 2011


X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2

Title: X-Men Origins: Wolverine 2
What it is: Hugh Jackman is the sole actor signed right now. There's also a little rumor going around that Darren Aronofsky may direct.
Notes: Well, we all know how the first one turned out. This can't be any worse. We hope. A lot.
Release Date: Tentatively 2011

 


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