* The Most Anticipated Movies of 201
It’s 2011, believe it or not, and there's a whole new crop of movies to look forward to from Norse gods, to Swedish hackers, to Kermit the Frog. We've put together a list of some of the most anticipated flicks of the year. Keep reading.
Thor (May 6) -- You'll have to wait until 2012 for the A-list superheroes like Spider Man, Batman and even Superman to return to your local megaplex. In the meantime, there's "Thor." Unlike those others, this superhero is not a millionaire with a dark side or a high school kid with unusual insect bites. No. Thor is a god! This movie gives fans a chance to see the mighty warrior (played by Australian actor Chris ...view middle of the document...
Transformers: Dark of the Moon (July 1) -- "Transformers 2" might have made over $400 million domestically, but just about everyone from hardcore fans to producer Lorenzo Di Bonaventura to star Shia LeBeouf admits that the movie just wasn't that good. Michael Bay has promised that this flick will be better and reportedly will have cooler action and less "dorky comedy." Also absent from this go-around is Megan Fox, replaced by Victoria's Secret model Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (July 15) -- It's taken just about ten years for everyone's favorite boy wizard to have his final face-off with He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. While the previous Potter movie, the first half of J.K. Rowling's tome, started with some high-flying action (literally) only to level into a long stretch of angst, exile and self-doubt, this movie looks like it's going to be one long breathless chase to that wizarding Gotterdammerung, the battle of Hogwarts.
Cowboys & Aliens (July 29) -- Han Solo and James Bond star in a Western about aliens. Do you really need to know more? It's a veritable tiramisu of Fanboy awesomeness. Jon Favereau of "Iron Man" fame directs.
The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1 (November 18) -- After the wild success of "Eclipse," Twi-hards everywhere are waiting with bated breath to see how Stephenie Meyer's final book in the Twilight series is going to be adapted. Thematically, "Breaking Dawn" is marked with less moony-eyed longing than the previous books and with more shocks, including a graphic, not to mention icky, child-birthing scene. How can this movie possibly be faithful to the text and keep a tween-friendly rating of PG-13? The producers are remaining tight-lipped about the whole thing, but they did bring in Oscar-winning filmmaker Bill Condon to direct. We'll see if the "Dreamgirls"...