movie line-up for Australia in 2013
2012 was a strong year for superhero movies at the
Australian and international box office, but how will
year saw big-budget comic book adaptations as The
Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man
snatch very impressive numbers.
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.'
more Iron Man and Thor in the works from Marvel Comics,
with Robert Downey Jnrs third outing as the
armoured Avenger (out in April) and Chris Hemsworths
second outing as the God of Thunder (due in November)
helping to set the scene for The Avengers 2 in 2015.
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).
- Man of Steel is one of the most anticipated movie
releases for 2013.
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 Nolans Batman
Begins (2005) and not Bryan Singers Australian-shot
Superman Returns (2006).
by Zack Snyder (300, Watchmen, Sucker Punch) and with
Nolan conspicuously credited as a producer, Man of
Steel stars Henry Cavill (from TVs 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.
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.