Superhero movie line-up for Australia in 2013

Superhero movie line-up for Australia in 2013

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2012 was a strong year for superhero movies at the Australian and international box office, but how will 2013 go?

Last year saw big-budget comic book adaptations as The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man snatch very impressive numbers.

The major Hollywood studios are looking to maintain if not build on their strong numbers again in 2013 - a year where everyone is watching their budgets closely, and its becoming harder to get people to part with their hard earned cash.'

There’s more Iron Man and Thor in the works from Marvel Comics, with Robert Downey Jnr’s third outing as the armoured Avenger (out in April) and Chris Hemsworth’s second outing as the God of Thunder (due in November) helping to set the scene for The Avengers 2 in 2015.

Also this year, Hugh Jackman will be back in the X-Men born The Wolverine (July) and Jim Carrey joins the superhero theme again with Kick-Ass 2 (August).

Superman - Man of Steel is one of the most anticipated movie releases for 2013.

Counting on a smash hit with the franchise potential of its Harry Potter and Batman series, Warner Bros is hoping that its $225 million ‘‘origin’’ saga Man of Steel – releasing worldwide in June – goes the way of Christopher Nolan’s Batman Begins (2005) and not Bryan Singer’s Australian-shot Superman Returns (2006).

Directed by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch) and with Nolan conspicuously credited as a producer, Man of Steel stars Henry Cavill (from TV’s The Tudors) as Clark Kent, Russell Crowe as his father Jor-El, Kevin Costner and Dianne Lane as his adoptive parents, Amy Adams as Lois Lane and Michael Shannon as the evil General Zod.

So kids, all up it looks like 2013 is going to a be a great year to help bring out the superhero in all of us, and movie studios are hoping that we will all spend movie at the movie theatres, and not just wait for the flicks to appear on television.