Release Date: 16th May 2014
Director: Gareth Edwards
Starring: Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Bryan Cranston, Juliette Binoche
The world needs a decent 21st century Godzilla movie and it looks like Gareth Edwards may deliver. With Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston featuring heavily in the trailers, this looks good… very good.
12. The Expendables 3
Release Date: 15th August 2014
Director: Patrick Hughes
Starring: Sylvester Stallone, Jason Statham, Mel Gibson, Harrison Ford
With the other Expendables’ movies being a lot of fun, The third installment looks to continue the trend with Mel Gibson coming onboard to play an old expendable gone bad. Bruce Willis is out, due his ego demanding too much money, although $5 is too much money for Willis’s constant bored look that he wears in all his films nowadays. Along with Stallone’s regulars we also have; Harrison Ford, Wesley Snipes and Antonio Banderas.
13. Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Release Date: 22nd August 2014
Director: Robert Rodriguez, Frank Miller
Starring: Josh Brolin, Eva Green, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Jessica Alba
After 9 years, 2005’s Sin City is getting a sequel, with Robert Rodriguez returning to direct with help from Sin City’s author Frank Miller. The plot explores four different stories, all involving the corruption within Basin City.
14. Edge of Tomorrow
Release Date: 6th June 2014
Director: Doug Liman
Starring: Tom Cruise, Emily Blunt, Bill Paxton, Jeremy Piven
Tom Cruise and Sci-Fi go well together, with 2013’s Oblivion being one of the more enjoyable blockbusters of last year. Edge of Tomorrow see’s Tom Cruise play Lt. Col. Bill Cage, a solider fighting an ongoing war with an alien enemy who gets caught in a time-loop during the last day in the final battle. The fate of humanity rests on his soldiers to learn the skills to win the war.
15. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Release Date: 11th July 2014
Director: Matt Reeves
Starring: Andy Serkis, Gary Oldman, Keri Russell, Jason Clarke
Another sequel, but with Rise of The Planet of the Apes being a blast, we have high hopes of the sequel. The film is set eight years after the last movie, with a virus having wiped out huge parts of the human population, people are threatened by Caesar’s ever-growing ape army and so wage a war against them. Whoever wins could become the dominant special on the planet.
16. Transformers: Age of Extinction
Release Date: 27th June 2014
Director: Michael Bay
Starring: Mark Wahlberg, Nicola Peltz, Jack Reynor, Stanley Tucci
With Mark Wahlberg replacing Shia LaBeouf as the new main (human) character, this may breathe some much needed fresh air into the franchise. Wahlberg plays a car mechanic who, along with his daughter, make a discovery which brings both the Autobots and Decepticons down on them. Along with some new faces, we also get to see the Dinobots for the first time.
17. The Hobbit: There and Back Again
Release Date: 17th December 2014
Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Martin Freeman, Ian McKellen, Richard Armitage, Luke Evans
After last year’s much improved ‘The Desolation of Smaug’, the final part in the trilogy is nearly here. With quite a few storylines to convincingly tie up, lets hope that Peter Jackson brings his A game.
18. The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Release Date: 2nd May 2014
Director: Marc Webb
Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Dane DeHaan, Jamie Foxx
After redoing the origin story and setting up all the characters…again. The Spidey reboot continues with the webbed wonder facing a number of deadly foes, bringing Electro, Rhino and possibly the Green Goblin together. The trailers look good, even if it all looks a little ‘buy the numbers’ but can they succeed with multiple villains where 2007’s Spider-Man 3 failed?
Release Date: 18th April 2014
Director: Wally Pfister
Starring: Johnny Depp, Kate Mara, Paul Bettany, Morgan Freeman
You may be wondering who the hell the director is? Wally Pfister was Christopher Nolan’s cinematographer on five of his movies and is now making the jump to directing. So the guy’s got some clout. The movie plot follows a scientist who figures out a way to download his consciousness into a computer, which starts to make him a little unstable after realizing the power that it brings. This may all sound similar to The Lawnmower Man, but with Johnny Depp playing the scientist, things are looking good.
20. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1
Release Date: 21st November 2014
Director: Francis Lawrence
Starring: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore
With last years Hunger Games sequel surpassing the already pretty awesome first film, the third entry into the series has some big shoes to fill. This is the first part of the two-part finale, with Catching Fire’s director returning to the chair, the story continues as Katniss becomes the reluctant symbol for the mass rebellion amongst the districts.