With 2013 nearing it’s end, the film studios are trying to get us excited for what 2014 has to offer, especially the big summer blockbusters. This week has seen a large amount of trailers released for some of the big films we can expect in the next 12 months.

Possibly the biggest film of next summer is the return of the webslinger himself in The Amazing Spider-man 2. Andrew Garfield returns in the red and blue suit, this time facing off against a bevvy of villains. Early promo material showed Electro (played by Jamie Foxx)  and Paul Giamatti’s Rhino as the main villains but in the last week a speak peek poster hinted at the return of the Green Goblin as well, and this trailer proved that right, though which member of the Osborn family is donning the suit is still not clear, Chris Cooper’s Norman Osborn or Chronicle’s Dane DeHaan as Harry Osborn.  Despite it covering similar material to the Raimi films, I quite liked the first film and look forward to this, but I do have my reservations about the number of villains. We shall find out this summer.

With Marvel’s Phase Two underway with Iron Man 3 and Thor: The Dark World, next to hit the big screens is Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Cap is back on his own after his dalliance with The Avengers and working for SHIELD, but all isn’t what it seems and an old friend is coming back. Chris Evans is back in the stars and stripes along with some familiar faces from the Avengers, Scarlett Johansson, Coby Smoulders and Samuel L Jackson. Adding a great deal of gravitas to the film is Hollywood legend Robert Redford as a head of SHIELD. The trailer looks great and this is one of the first films I am really looking forward to in 2014.

One film that isn’t a comic book movie and could be huge in more ways than one, this summer is the revamp of the Japanese monster classic, Godzilla.  Obviously Hollywood tried their hand at Godzilla back in 1998 with disaster master Roland Emmerich at the helm. It wasn’t a terrible film, I actually enjoyed it until it ripped off Jurassic Park near the end. To bring it up to date for the 21st century, the responsibility of bringing him back to big screen has been passed to Gareth Edwards. This British director is mostly known for his 2011 film Monsters which was shot on a small budget with the visual effects created on his home computer, but looking like a Hollywood Blockbuster. Monsters didn’t contain a lot of monsters, but the ones it did looked amazing and it seems like a no brainer to give Edwards control of the ultimate monster movie. It’s not a bad cast either with Walter White, himself, Bryan Cranston and the first team up of the future Avengers Scarlett Witch and Quicksilver, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor Johnson. Check out the trailer below, visually it looks beautiful.

A film that recently had a name change, is Tom Cruise’s next blockbuster Edge Of Tomorrow, originally called All You Need Is Kill. A cross between an alien space battle movie and Groundhog day where Cruise’s space soldier keeps finding himself in a time loop, constantly repeating the same day over and over. Also starring the lovely Emily Blunt, it looks okay and to be fair I haven’t seen any bad Tom Cruise films, so hopes are high.

After finishing off your renowned Batman trilogy how do you follow it up, well for Christopher Nolan it’s heading into the stars. As usual with Nolan, the details are being kept very secretive but today saw the release of the teaser trailer, which doesn’t show a lot but looks interesting.

After his segway into the Superman universe with Superman Returns, Bryan Singer is back at the wheel of the X-men franchise, with Days Of Future Past. If you watched the excellent, The Wolverine, this summer and stayed through the credits, there was a nice sneak peek at this film. What makes this film an exciting prospect, is not only the return of Singer but also that it brings together the cast of both the original X-men and the First Class cast, in a time travel storyline. It has already had a nice viral campaign, but here is the trailer and quite moody it is!

 

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