Everyone has at least one movie they are anxiously awaiting the release of. Here we lay out what movies we can’t wait to see hit theaters!
* Iron Man 3: 7 DAYS!
- Robert Downey Jr- enough said. We are excited to see Downey reprise his role as Tony Stark and embark on a new adventure. Marvel’s “Iron Man 3” pits brash-but-brilliant industrialist Tony Stark/Iron Man against an enemy whose reach knows no bounds. When Stark finds his personal world destroyed at his enemy’s hands, he embarks on a harrowing quest to find those responsible. This journey, at every turn, will test his mettle. With his back against the wall, Stark is left to survive by his own devices, relying on his ingenuity and instincts to protect those closest to him. As he fights his way back, Stark discovers the answer to the question that has secretly haunted him: does the man make the suit or does the suit make the man?
* The Great Gatsby: 14 DAYS!
- An aspiring writer falls under the spell of an aloof millionaire with designs for the young scribe’s unhappily married cousin in director Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel. It’s the spring of 1922, and wide-eyed Midwesterner Nick Carraway (Tobey Maguire) has just moved to New York City in pursuit of the American Dream. Settling into a home next door to wealthy Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), Carraway grows increasingly fascinated by the elaborate parties held at his new neighbor’s estate. Meanwhile, across the bay, Carraway’s cousin Daisy (Carey Mulligan) flounders in her marriage to philandering aristocrat Tom Buchanan (Joel Edgerton). Inspired by the debauchery on display at Gatsby’s wild parties and the lives of the wealthy elite, Carraway begins putting pen to paper as it gradually becomes clear that his cousin and the millionaire share a complicated romantic past that remains unresolved. Isla Fisher, Jason Clarke, and Elizabeth Debicki co-star.
- The Star Trek franchise continues with this follow-up to 2009’s J.J. Abrams-directed reboot. Abrams returns to direct from a script by Damon Lindelof and the writing team of Roberto Orci and Alex Kurtzman. The crew of the Enterprise engages in an epic battle of good versus evil after being summoned home, only to discover Starfleet in ruins, and they venture into a war zone to find the powerful villain (Sherlock’s Benedict Cumberbatch) responsible for the devastation.
* Fast and Furious 6: 28 DAYS!
- Agent Hobbs (Dwayne Johnson) summons Dom (Vin Diesel) and his crew to London in order to take on a team of mercenary drivers who have caused havoc across a dozen countries in this pedal-to-the-metal installment of the rubber-burning action franchise. Having just earned a tidy $100 million for taking down a ruthless criminal kingpin, Dom and Brian (Paul Walker) have decided to lie low for a while. Fugitives from the law, they’re constantly looking over their shoulders, no matter where they travel. Meanwhile, the malevolent leader of an elusive criminal outfit (Luke Evans) has incurred the wrath of Agent Hobbs, who has decided that the only way to shut them down is to beat them on their own turf. Realizing that Dom knows the only drivers in the world with the skills to get the job done, Agent Hobbs offers them all full pardons if they will come to London, and get back behind the wheel. The closer the renegade drivers get to the organization, however, the more apparent it becomes that Dom’s former lover Letty (Michelle Rodriguez) is not only still alive, but a key figure among their ranks. Now, with their freedom finally within reach, Dom and the team reassemble for their most dangerous mission to date.
* The Hangover Part III: 28 DAYS!
- The Wolfpack set out in search of Mr. Chow after Doug is kidnapped by a criminal seeking to recover $21 million from the diminutive hustler as the decadent Hangover trilogy winds to an outrageous close. Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Zach Galifianakis, Ken Jeong, John Goodman, and Melissa McCarthy star in this Warner Bros. release from director Todd Phillips
* After Earth: 35 DAYS!
- M. Night Shyamalan teams up with Will and Jaden Smith for this sci-fi tale chronicling a father and son’s journey on a desolate Earth after their spacecraft crashes on the long-barren planet 1000 years in the future. Shyamalan, Gary Whitta, and Stephen Gaghan provide the script.
* Much Ado About Nothing: 42 DAYS!
- Writer/director Joss Whedon (Serenity, Marvel’s The Avengers) gives William Shakespeare’s beloved battle-of-the-sexes comedy a contemporary makeover in this feature adaptation starring Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. In the wake of an eventful trip abroad, Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Benedick (Denisof) arrive safely back in their hometown of Messina, where Claudio wastes no time declaring his love for Hero (Jillian Morgese). Alas, when clever Benedick learns that his friend has poured his heart out to the daughter of powerful governor Leonato (Clark Gregg), he chides his old friend relentlessly over the syrupy assertion while engaging Leonato’s outspoken niece Beatrice (Acker) in a series of spirited debates. Meanwhile, somewhere amidst all of the pointed insults and playful barbs, something that strangely resembles true love seems to blossom between Benedick and Beatrice. Nathan Fillion, Reed Diamond, and Sean Maher co-star.
* This Is The End: 47 DAYS!
- Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel star as themselves along with Danny McBride, Jonah Hill, and Craig Robinson in this end-of-days comedy that finds the actors hiding out with James Franco in his apartment as the apocalypse decimates L.A. outside. Featuring cameos by Jason Segel and Emma Watson, the Sony Pictures film features the directing debuts of Rogen and frequent collaborator Evan Goldberg.
* The Bling Ring: 49 DAYS!
- A group of celebrity-fixated L.A. teens begin burglarizing the homes of the rich and famous in this crime drama directed by Sofia Coppola, and inspired by actual events. As the members of the so-called Bling Ring begin taking greater risks to acquire the latest luxury brands, they quickly become the prisoners of their own ostentatious obsession. Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Leslie Mann, and Israel Broussard star.
* Man of Steel: 49 DAYS!
- Superman flies back onto the big screen in this Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures production directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen), produced by Christopher Nolan (The Dark Knight), and featuring a screenplay by David Goyer (Blade, The Dark Knight). Born on the alien planet of Krypton, Kal-El is sent by his parents to live on planet Earth, where he is given the name Clark by kindly farmer Jonathan Kent (Kevin Costner) and his wife, Martha (Diane Lane), who raise him as if he were their own son. As a young boy,Clark displays incredible superpowers that instill him with a profound sense of personal responsibility. Later, the amiable Clark (Henry Cavill) becomes a reporter for the Metropolis newspaper “The Daily Planet,” and strikes up a friendship with crackerjack journalist Lois Lane (Amy Adams). But when his new world is attacked by a force that humans are powerless to defend themselves against, Clark assumes the identity of Superman and fights to protect the entire human race. Academy Award-nominated actor Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road, Boardwalk Empire) co-stars as General Zod and Laurence Fishburne steps into the role of “Daily Planet” editor-in-chief Perry White. Russell Crowe and Christopher Meloni co-star.
* Monsters University: 56 DAYS!
- Take a trip back in time to when star Monsters, Inc. employees Mike Wazowski (voice of Billy Crystal) and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (voice of John Goodman) were just two promising young students at Monsters University in this frightfully fun Disney/Pixar prequel. Long before they were lurking in closets for a living, Mike and Sulley were just two Scaring majors at Monsters University, dreaming of the day they would make children shriek in terror. When their heated competition to be the most fearsome in their class gets out of hand, however, Mike and Sulley find themselves ejected from the prestigious Scare Program, and they are forced to seek the aid of their oddball friends in order to get their education back on track. Dan Scanlon (Tracy) takes the directorial reigns for this prequel featuring additional vocal contributions by Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley, and Julia Sweeney.
* World War Z: 56 DAYS!
- Max Brooks’ epic tome of a fictional time of global war against the undead is brought to life in this Paramount Pictures/Plan B production. Quantum of Solace’s Marc Forster directs from a script by Changeling scribe J. Michael Straczynski along with the writing team of Matthew Michael Carnahan, Damon Lindelof, and Drew Goddard. Brad Pitt stars as a journalist covering the disaster, with Mireille Enos, Anthony Mackie, andBryan Cranston heading up the rest of the cast.
* White House Down: 63 DAYS!
- The White House is under siege in this action thriller from Independence Day director Roland Emmerich and The Amazing Spider-Man’s writer James Vanderbilt in this Sony Pictures release. Channing Tatum stars.
* Despicable Me 2: 68 DAYS!
- Universal Pictures presents this sequel to the wildly successful 2010 animated picture following Gru (voiced by Steve Carell), the ex-scheming evildoer-turned-parental figure, from animation company Illumination Entertainment.
* Pacific Rim: 77 DAYS!
- Filmmaker Guillermo del Toro teams up with Legendary Pictures to bring audiences a unique take on the monster film with this sci-fi production. Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy) stars as a washed-out controller and pilot of a series of robots called Jaegers, which are put into production after Earth is invaded by a species of giant monsters, the Kaijus. The Brothers Bloom’s Rinko Kikuchi co-stars as a trainee whom Hunnam is psychically paired with in order to pilot the last beacon of hope — a decommissioned Jaeger assigned to stop the Kaijus once and for all. Thor’s Idris Elba leads the rest of the starring cast, which includes Charlie Day, Rob Kazinsky and Ron Perlman.
* The Conjuring: 84 DAYS!
- Insidious’ James Wan dips his feet into the haunted house game once again with this New Line Cinema production telling the real life tale of of Perron family, who claimed to have been haunted by a series of ghosts. Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson star as paranormal investigators who reached notoriety with their investigation into the Amityville Horror house.
* R.I.P.D.: 84 DAYS!
- The Dark Horse comic R.I.P.D. is adapted by Universal Pictures with this fantasy crime film focusing on a newly deceased cop (Ryan Reynolds) who’s drafted into a squad of zombie cops that battle the supernatural. Red’s Robert Schwentke directs, with Jeff Bridges co-starring as his partner and Kevin Bacon playing the villain.
* RED 2: 84 DAYS!
- Frank (Bruce Willis), Sarah (Mary-Louise Parker) and Marvin (John Malkovich) fight an unrelenting onslaught of hired killers, heavily-armed terrorists, and powerful government officials in their desperate race to prevent a missing portable nuclear device from falling into the wrong hands. Sir Anthony Hopkins, Helen Mirren, Lee Byung-hun, and Catherine Zeta Jones co-star.
*Turbo: 84 DAYS!
- DreamWorks Animation presents this underdog story of a snail (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) who strives to be the fastest of his kind in this Paramount Pictures release.Merry Madagascar’s David Soren makes his feature animation debut from a script he co-wrote with Darren Lemke.
* Kick-Ass 2: 112 DAYS!
- His heroic antics having inspired a citywide wave of masked vigilantes, Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) joins their ranks to help clean up the streets, only to face a formidable challenge when the vengeful Red Mist (Christopher Mintz-Plasse) transforms himself into the world’s first super villain in this sequel written and directed by Jeff Wadlow (Never Back Down). Dave/Kick-Ass and Mindy/Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) are about to graduate high school and become a crime-fighting duo when their noble plans are foiled by Mindy’s strict parents. Now, as Mindy hangs up her Hit Girl uniform and navigates the treacherous high-school social scene, Kick-Ass begins patrolling the streets with Justice Forever, a fearless group of urban watchdogs fronted by former mob thug Colonel Stars and Stripes (Jim Carrey). They’ve got the criminal element on the run when Chris D’Amico lays his Red Mist persona to rest, and reemerges as The Mother F**ker, a powerful criminal mastermind with a loyal legion of henchmen. The Mother F**ker is determined to avenge the death of his late father, who previously perished at the hands of Kick-Ass and Hit Girl. Now, as The Mother F**ker and his minions begin targeting the members of Justice Forever, Hit Girl realizes that the only way to save Kick-Ass and his new friends is to emerge from her forced retirement, and fight back with everything she’s got. John Leguizamo, Donald Faison, Morris Chestnut, and Robert Emms co-star.
* Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters: 112 DAYS!
* The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones: 119 DAYS!
- New York City teen Clary Fray (Lily Collins) learns that she is descended from a noble line of half-angel demon slayers known as the Shadowhunters, and joins their powerful ranks in a bid to rescue her missing mother (Lena Headey) from an alternate dimension known as the Downworld, where the terrifying creatures of legend roam free. Adapted from the popular series of novels by author Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones co-stars Robert Maillet, Kevin Durand, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, CCH Pounder, and Jared Harris.
* Riddick: 133 DAYS!
- Vin Diesel’s Riddick character gets a new lease on life in this third film from writer/director David Twohy. Katee Sackhoff and Bokeem Woodbine head up a group of assassins out to kill Riddick, who lures them to a desolate planet when confronted with a hostile alien species.
* Insidious: Chapter 2: 140 DAYS!
* Ender’s Game: 189 DAYS!
- A brilliant young strategist rises to the top of his class in Battle School while training to defend Earth against hostile aliens intent on exterminating the entire human race in this sci-fi epic based on the celebrated novel by Orson Scott Card. In the not-too-distant future, our planet has come under attack from a hostile race of aliens known as the Formics. Incredibly, fearless International Fleet Commander Mazer Rackham (Ben Kingsley) sent them fleeing back into the stars, becoming a living legend in the process. But decorated Colonel Hyrum Graff (Harrison Ford) knows that the Formics will soon return even stronger than they were before, and he’s determined to find a new hero who can meet them head on. Enter Ender Wiggin (Asa Butterfield), a modest young man with vast untapped potential. Upon being recruited into Battle School, Ender partakes in a grueling series of simulations, effortlessly mastering ever challenge presented to him. Celebrated by his peers and respected by his superiors, Ender is quickly promoted to Command School, where the one and only Mazer Rackham provides him with the knowledge and tools needed to save mankind from certain extinction. As the final battle approaches, Ender prepares to embrace his destiny as one of the greatest heroes in the history of planet Earth.
* Thor: The Dark World: 196 DAYS!
- Chris Hemsworth returns as the God of Thunder in this Marvel Studios sequel, hot on the heels of the character’s appearance in Marvel’s The Avengers. Don Payne provides the script, with Natalie Portman and Tom HIddleston returning to head up the rest of the starring cast.
* The Hunger Games: Catching Fire: 210 DAYS!
- The Hunger Games saga continues in this sequel that finds a revolution brewing as Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) take a “Victor’s Tour” of the districts, and President Snow (Donald Sutherland) plots their downfall during preparations for The Quarter Quell, which only occurs every 25 years in celebration of the Capitol’s victory over the districts.
* The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug: 231 DAYS!
- MGM and Warner Bros. present the second half of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit. Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh share writing duties with Guillermo del Toro on the production.
* Anchorman: The Legend Continues: 238 DAYS!
* Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters: 294 DAYS!
* Divergent: 329 DAYS!
- In a dystopian future where the population is segregated by personality, one woman branded “Divergent” uncovers a conspiracy to kill all who bear her misfit label, and attempts to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Shailene Woodley (The Descendants) and Theo James (Underworld: Awakening) star in this sci-fi thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless).
* Captain America: The Winter Soldier: 343 DAYS!
- Steve Rogers continues his journey as the super-powered American soldier who’s grasping to find his place in a modern world after being frozen in ice since WWII with this Marvel Studios sequel. Chris Evans returns to star, with Community director/producers Joe and Anthony Russo helming.
* Disney Nature’s Bears: 357 DAYS!
* The Amazing Spider-Man 2: 371 DAYS!
- The web-slingin’ wall-crawler hits the screens once again in this follow-up to Marc Webb’s 2012 reboot of the series. Andrew Garfield once again returns as Peter Parker, who squares off against the villainous Electro, played by Jamie Fox. Emma Stone heads up the rest of the starring cast, which includes Paul Giamatti, Dane DeHaan, Shailene Woodley, and Chris Cooper.
* Jurassic Park 4: 413 DAYS!
* How To Train Your Dragon 2: 420 DAYS!
* Transformers 4: 427 DAYS!
- The Transformers film series continues with this fourth entry from director Michael Bay and executive producer Steven Spielberg. Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor star.
* Maleficent: 432 DAYS!
- Walt Disney Pictures presents this live action take on Sleeping Beauty’s villain, Maleficent, in this Robert Stromberg-directed picture starring Angelina Jolie.
* The Hobbit: There and Back Again: 448 DAYS!
- Peter Jackson takes cues from the appendices of The Lord of the Rings to expand New Line Cinema’s Hobbit adaptation with this third film completing the epic tale of Bilbo Baggins, as played by Martin Freeman.
* X-Men: Day of Future Past: 448 DAYS!
* The Guardians of the Galaxy: 462 DAYS!
- Marvel Studios expands their cosmic presence on the big screen with this adaptation of the Guardians of the Galaxy comic series, with Zero Dark Thirty’s Chris Pratt heading up a cast that includes David Bautista and Zoe Saldana. Super’s James Gunn helms the big budget sci-fi team-up that makes up part of Marvel’s Phase 2 lead-up to the Avengers sequel, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, and Iron Man 3.
* The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part I: 574 DAYS!
* Marvel’s The Avengers 2: 735 DAYS!
- Joss Whedon returns to write and direct the follow-up to the ultra successful Avengers film. The picture completes Marvel Studios’ Phase 2 films, which includes Thor: The Dark World, Captain America: Winter Soldier, Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, and Guardians of the Galaxy.
* Ant Man: 924 DAYS!
- The Marvel character Ant-Man gets the big screen treatment with this Edgar Wright-directed film focusing on Henry Pym, a scientist who develops powers to grow and shrink in size. The script was penned by Wright and Attack the Block’s Joe Cornish.
* The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part II: 938 DAYS!
* Finding Dory: 943 DAYS!