Every year there are films that stand out because the hype for them is just so massive. In 2013, some of those films have already come and gone. Major sequels like The Hangover Part III and Iron Man 3, new sci-fi endeavours like Tom Cruise’s Oblivion, and others have already passed through the cinema and are well on their way to DVD shelves and streaming services like Picture Box Films. But fortunately, we’re only half-way through the year in film, and the good stuff tends to come toward the end! So here’s a look ahead at 10 exciting films still to come in 2013.
This massive action film is about monsters rising from the Pacific Ocean to battle the human race – which, in desperation, must “build monsters to beat monsters,” creating massive, manually controlled robots. Think giant Iron Man vs. the monster from Cloverfield.
Matt Damon stars in this latest sci-fi adventure film about a futuristic Earth environment. In this film, the upper class has migrated to “Elysium,” a massive utopian space station, leaving the poor behind on Earth to suffer.
The inevitable biopic for the late Apple mastermind Steve Jobs features Ashton Kutcher in the title role (which could probably make or break his career).
Forest Whitaker stars as Cecil Gaines in this film about the head butler at the White House from 1952-1986, through eight presidents. The ensemble cast of presidents is a who’s-who of acting stars in what should be a compelling drama.
This film is based on the true story of an American sea captain whose ship was besieged and occupied by Somali pirates. Tom Hanks stars, and could be returning to his award-winning ways.
Thor: The Dark World
The original Thor was ridiculous, but undeniably fun to watch, and this sequel looks to keep the Marvel magic rolling. Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and company return.
The Wolf Of Wall Street
Martin Scorsese directs this film based on the story of stockbroker Jordan Belfort (Leonardo DiCaprio), whose rise to riches and trials with the law look to create a compelling drama.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence returns as Katniss Everdeen in the second of three Hunger Games films. If it’s anything as adventurous and quirky as the first, fans will remain entertained.
The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug
Despite widespread confusion at the concept of breaking The Hobbit (a relatively short book) into three films, the first was a success, and the second looks a bit more like the Lord Of The Rings trilogy, which should thrill fans.
Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
For fans of the first Anchorman film, this is the event of the year. Will Ferrell is back as Ron Burgundy, and the Channel 4 News Team will be up to its usual shenanigans in this ambitious but anticipated sequel.