It May Not Be The End of the World But…

The Avengers assemble for an Apocalypse. A+ for alliteration? via WalkingBadger

2012 is already shaping up to be a year of reckoning for the box office. After a flurry of recent announcements, check out the films currently slated for release that year:

May 4, 2012 – The Avengers
Edward Norton as the Hulk. Robert Downey Jr. as Iron Man. Chris Evans as Captain America. Imagine all of Marvel’s biggest franchises coming together in one perfect storm.

May 25, 2012 – Battleship
Based on the boardgame. Enough said.

May 25, 2012 – Men In Black 3D
Same lack of plotline, but now with a third dimension added to special effects. Do you think the special 3D glasses they hand out in theaters will be Ray-Ban product tie-ins?

June 2012 – Star Trek 2
I don’t need to say this again – JJ Abrams can do no wrong.

July 3, 2012 – Spiderman (untitled)
After Spiderman 3, it’s probably a good thing they’re rebooting this franchise. But with that said, will people be interested in starting over with a storyline that they already watched just a short decade ago?

July 20, 2012 – Batman 3 (untitled)
I don’t have to tell you that the follow-up to The Dark Knight will likely be one of the biggest movies of all time. As the date nears, expect the buzz about who the caped crusader’s new villain(s) will be to explode.

November 16, 2012 – Monsters Inc. 2
Pixar. See JJ Abrams.

December 2012 – The Hobbit
After so many years out of mainstream pop culture, will the nerds be able to rise again?

If the Mayans were right, and the world is going to end in December 2012, then at least I’m happy to know that I’ll be entertained leading up to Earth’s final destruction. In fact, hopefully they penciled-in the apocalypse for the day before The Hobbit is released. That way, I won’t have to hear about it. And that would be just grand.

-MK

Contact the author at mksmogger@gmail.com.

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