Release Date: November 7, 2014
Director: Christopher Nolan
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Casey Affleck, Jessica Chastain, Matthew McConaughey, Michael Caine, Topher Grace, Wes Bentley
With The Dark Knight trilogy behind him and Inception proving director Christopher Nolan’s creativity when it comes to science fiction, it’s impossible to not get excited about Chris Nolan and his brother’s screenplay about astronauts travelling through the first discovered wormhole.
Release Date: April 4, 2014
Directors: Anthony Russo & Joe Russo
Cast: Anthony Mackie, Chris Evans, Cobie Smulders, Robert Redford, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan
Our insiders told us long ago that the script for Captain America 2 was something to get excited about and when we saw the footage for The Winter Soldier at Comic-Con we couldn’t believe how impressive the action sequences, characters and visuals looked. After Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World attempted to deliver standalone experiences, we’re excited to get back to S.H.I.E.L.D. and the other, less-super heroes of the Marvel Cinematic Universe in a film that’s hyped up to be the bridge between The Avengers and 2015′s The Avengers: Age of Ultron.
Release Date: May 23, 2014
Director: Bryan Singer
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Ian McKellen, James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence, Michael Fassbender, Nicholas Hoult, Patrick Stewart, Peter Dinklage
X-Men: Days of Future Past serves not only as a sequel to X-Men: First Class, but as a followup to the original X-Men movie trilogy that brings almost every hero and villain back. Bryan Singer returns to the director’s chair to tell a time travel story that has the potential to “fix” the continuity of the long-running superhero franchise and help launch all sorts of sequels and spinoffs. In fact, a sequel is already in the works with a confirmed release date in 2016.
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Director: James Gunn
Cast: Benicio Del Toro, Bradley Cooper, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Djimon Hounsou, Glenn Close, John C. Reilly, Karen Gillan, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Vin Diesel, Zoe Saldana
The riskiest and most obscure project from Marvel Studios to date, Guardians of the Galaxy attempts to not only take the Marvel Cinematic Universe into space, but aims to do so with several sets of all-new heroes and villains and an all-new cast. Having seen the teaser footage at Comic-Con and having read all of the comics writer-director James Gunn is drawing inspiration from, we’re pumped that Marvel is taking a chance on this property.
Release Date: May 16, 2014
Director: Gareth Edwards
Cast: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen, Juliette Binoche, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins
Two years in a row, Warner Bros and Legendary stole the show at Comic-Con with footage for the reboot of Godzilla, and with an all-star cast and amazing special effects – not to mention a variety of monsters for Godzilla to battle – we’re most excited about the return of Godzilla to the big screen. The official Godzilla trailer helped reinforce our anticipation.
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