Jerry Bruckheimer's new film The Lone Ranger and J.J. Abrams' sequel to his first Star Trek reboot are just two out of ten movies considered among the most promising for 2013. Others include new films starring Will Smith, Tom Cruise, and a film boasting a cast of many Hollywood stars. There's also the ever-so-popular superhero flicks on the way to possibly save the day. Which will clean up the best at the box office?
The National Post lists out their previews for "ten promising movies" this coming year. The two mentioned above are among the biggest. Johnny Depp returns to his Bruckheimer-Disney roots, but this time playing the classic Native American sidekick character of Tonto to the heroic Lone Ranger (see trailer video below). The film is slated for a release on July 3, 2013, and stars Armie Hammer as the main character.
Meanwhile, J.J. Abrams looks to follow up his success with his first reboot of the Star Trek franchise, this time with a sequel titled Star Trek into Darkness. That movie has a release date of May 17, 2013. Other big films anticipated this year could include Oblivion starring Tom Cruise, and After Earth which stars the father-son team of Will and Jaden Smith. Then there are two comedies, with the long-awaited sequel to Anchorman, and This Is The End. The latter of these two movies stars a ton of actors and comedians including Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, James Franco, Michael Cera, Emma Watson, and Seth Rogen. "Anchorman" should do quite well due its cult status and the popularity of Will Ferrell. As for This Is The End, will the large star-studded cast be enough to boost it at the box office, or will it be a commercial flop?
Ironically, there are several big superhero movies on the well that get no mention on the National Post. Iron Man 3 is said to have a gritty and dark theme to it, unlike the previous two films, in which Tony Starks is nearly destroyed and must rebuild from the ground up, including a brand new armor. The latest film starring Robert Downey, Jr. arrives on May 3 in the U.S., just two weeks ahead of Star Trek. Also, the next big DC Comics hero film arrives this year with Man of Steel, set for a June 14, 2013 release.
Of those films mentioned above, which do you most want to see? Which do you think will end up having the most box office success?
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