The summer blockbuster movie season officially begins with the release of “The Avengers” on May 4. But it’ll have some competition in the superhero department when “The Amazing Spider-Man” comes out June 20 and “The Dark Knight Rises” premieres July 18.
While “The Avengers” brings together favorites like Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), The Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) for an all-star crime-fighting team directed by Joss Whedon, Christopher Nolan‘s latest Batman installment is one of the most-anticipated sequels ever. And let’s not count out the Spider-Man reboot starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, which promises to take a different tone than the Tobey Maguire-starring films.
Perhaps the movie you’re most anticipating depends on your comic alliance. Are you a DC person or a Marvel person? Or maybe it depends on your nerd-bait director preference. Are you a witty Whedon guy or more of a cinematic Nolan person? Or perhaps it’s all about star power, in which case “The Avengers” would certainly take the lead.
Which summer superhero movie are you looking forward to most?