Coming out of The Avengers, the next movie in the Marvel series that I was most looking forward to was the next Thor. This, despite the first Thor being among the weakest of the movies thus far (second only to Iron Man 2). But, flawed as it was, I did enjoy the first Thor, and I look forward to a revisit of that world with a new director at the helm. I just feel like the Thor universe has the most to offer in terms of different and intriguing variety from what everything else is doing, so I'm really interested to see what direction they take. And with the new Thor seemingly going a darker rout than before, I'm also interested in how they'll incorporate the awesome comedy aspect, which was easily the best part of the first movie.
That, and more Loki can never be a bad thing!
I'm so happy that we're finally getting a new Riddick movie. Pitch Black was an awesome little horror movie, and I loved how they decided to continue the series by expanding things so seamlessly and jumping into a whole new genre with The Chronicles of Riddick. And with the way they left us off last time, I've been dying to see where they go from there. I'd also be interested to see just how much, if at all, they change things up again. Riddick is just such a fascinating character, by far my favorite role by Vin Diesel, and I just love the world they built up for him, both in the films as well as the games. This one's coming out just in time for my birthday, too, so I'll consider this somewhat of a birthday present from Mr. Diesel and director David Twohy. Thanks, guys!
Okay, I haven't even seen the first movie, but after watching the trailer for this before Jack the Giant Slayer, my friend and I both just about died in the theater. Hell, even after Jack the Giant Slayer ended, it wasn't too long before we found ourselves going right back to quoting all the awesome puns in this thing. Seriously, I'm pretty sure I laughed more during that two minute trailer than I have at anything else all year. This just looks so ridiculously silly, and, oh my, so many puns, so many horrible, wonderfully horrible puns! I can't wait for it! This one had me at tacodile... supreme!
I don't even like Superman, yet I can't wait for this thing. They had my interest when Christopher Nolan's name was attached to it. And they had my money when they announced Zack Snyder to direct. Yeah, I'm a bit of a Snyder fanboy, but thus far he hasn't done me wrong just yet. I just love his unique style and approach to filmmaking, and each new film of his has improved on the last in leaps and bounds. So to say that I'm looking forward to what he does next with Superman is probably a bit of an understatement. But if nothing else, for the first time ever, I am looking forward to a Superman film, and that's something! I just really hope I'm not setting myself up for disappointment with this one.
Every new bit of footage released for this thing makes me more and more hyped to see it, to the point that it has surpassed Man of Steel as my most anticipated of the year. Drive was incredible, far better than I ever expected, and I really can't wait to see what Nicolas Refn and Ryan Gosling have in store for us next. I love how so many people I talk to about Drive always mention how shockingly violent it became, which I definitely agree with. However, from the very get-go, this movie's not holding anything back, as each new trailer showcases just how bloody an affair we can expect going into it. And I'm already falling in love with the music, too. Drive's is one of only two soundtracks I've actually gone out and purchased in about the past decade (the other being Tron: Legacy), and if the music in the trailer is anything to go by, then we're going to be in for another treat with this one.
So there you have it then. Certainly not the only movies I'm looking forward to, but these are probably my most anticipated for the remainder of the year, at least as of right now. And my top 2 movies of 2011 just so happened to also be Snyder and Refn films, but can it happen again in 2013? We'll see, but let me know what you think, and please feel free to chime in with your own most anticipated movies of 2013!