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Monday
Apr092012

Captain the Second (and Hugo Awards. No, Not That Hugo)

The Hugo Awards for science fiction were announced over the weekend. While they mostly focus on literature, they do have one film prize. And the nominees are...

Best Dramatic Presentation (Long Form)
Captain America: The First Avenger, screenplay by Christopher Markus and Stephan McFeely, directed by Joe Johnston (Marvel)
Game of Thrones (Season 1), created by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss; written by David Benioff, D. B. Weiss, Bryan Cogman, Jane Espenson, and George R. R. Martin; directed by Brian Kirk, Daniel Minahan, Tim van Patten, and Alan Taylor (HBO)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2, screenplay by Steve Kloves; directed by David Yates (Warner Bros.)
Hugo, screenplay by John Logan; directed by Martin Scorsese (Paramount)
Source Code, screenplay by Ben Ripley; directed by Duncan Jones (Vendome Pictures)

Here's a full list of the nominees if you're looking for reading suggestions. 

The Captain America nomination reminded me that another Captain America film was announced for April 4th, 2014 in case you plan two years in advance for your ticket purchases. Titling this one could be challenging. Imagine it: Captain America: The First Avenger... Two!  Captain America: The Second Avenger? I kid. Obviously they'll just go with Captain America 2... because the Marvel Cinematic Universe doesn't get all Batman/DC creative with their titles.

What excuse will they come up with to get the good Captain's shirt off this time? He doesn't have to do any more super serum transformation. Pity. Bonus points to whoever comes up with the best plot point for disrobal in the comments.

Summer 2013 believes in the intricate body suit

While we're on the future blockbuster topic, after the jump is the summer calendar for 2013 and beyond...

We're skipping 2012 because we're living it and we're perverse like that.

2013

 April

Evil Dead (remake)
Oblivion (scifi Tom Cruise picture)

May -SequelLand

Iron Man 3 (every other time Iron Man movies have opened Carrie Bradshaw has been strutting around simultaneously. Where is news of Sex & the City 3?)
Pixels
Star Trek XI
Fast & Furious 6
The Hangover Part 3 
Leaf Men (animated from 20th Century Fox)
The Lone Ranger
Untitled Woody Allen (not yet announced but it's the single most predictable thing about the movie calendar. Every year there's a new Woody) 

June  - in which Hollywood thinks the post apocalyptic zombie craze will still be raging

After Earth (M Night Shyamalan with Mr & Mr Smith post apocalypse) 
Man of Steel (Superman is finally back)
Turbo (a snail who wants to be a racer. Cute high concept. From Dreamworks animation)
Monster's University (it only took 12 years for a Monsters Inc sequel)
World War Z (Brad Pitt and zombie apocalypse)
RIPD (Ryan Reynolds and zombies) 

July

Despicable Me 2
Robopocalypse 
Grown Ups 2
Pacific Rim
Jurassic Park 3D (the only good thing about the 3D craze is the chance to see all these great movies on big screens again)
Dirty Dancing (remake)
The Wolverine (Hugh Jackman gets the claws out for the fifth time... in Japan)
The Smurfs 2 (god help us all)

Aug

300 Sequel (haven't they been promising this one every year?)
Red Sequel (Bruce, Helen, Morgan and Malkovich: Now even older!)
Robocop (remake)
The Mortal Instruments (Lily Collins as an angel warrior in an alternate New York called "Downworld") 

2014

 April

Captain America Sequel
Stretch Armstrong 

May

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (or Spider-Man 5 if you want to get literal about it)
Untitled Pixar Film (this one takes us inside the human mind)

June

How to Train Your Dragon 2
Transformers 4 (Michael Bay can't be stopped)
Untitled Woody Allen (not yet announced but it's the single most predictable thing about the movie calendar. Every year there's a new Woody)  

2016 ?

 Avatar 2 because James Cameron makes people wait 

2019

 Jodie Foster's Flora Plum *

2020

Barbra Streisand's Gypsy *

2022

 Untitled Baz Luhrman Film. (His First Since The Great Gatsby)*

 

*Too soon?

 

 

 

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Reader Comments (8)

You also forgot:

2016-Warner Brothers suddenly decides to remake the Harry Potter movies
2018-Spider-Man is rebooted, probably with one of Will Smith's kids playing Peter Parker
2023-Terry Malick finishes editing that Ben Affleck movie
2025-Jim Cameron creates first 4-dimensional film, only shows it in the Mariana Trench

And of course, the best reason for Captain America to disrobe is that his new love interest is going to be Thor. I've already got my ticket purchased! :)

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn T

2 Things:

1. There should be an extra I on that Star Trek sequel number. The last one was number 11.

2.

You really forgot a massive one in May 2014:
Untitled Marvel Studios film (presumably Edgar Wright's Ant-Man).

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

But, also, some of those numbers on sequels are just sad. Fast Six? (The Thin Man series (the nearest comparison point to Fast and the Furious) had 9 hours, 52 minutes of time with the same two core people. The Fast and the Furious series looks like it might go close to 14 hours total with the same core cast, if the hinted at sequel Fast Seven (sigh) happens as well.) Hangover 3? Transformers 4? 300 2? (there's no comic book source material which makes me wonder: WHY?) Grown Ups 2? (It's official. Adam Sandler, as bad as he's gotten, has given up, making his first sequel.)

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia

Where can I make an award to give to John T?! That shit was gold!

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian Z

Bonus points to whoever comes up with the best (plot) point for disrobal in the comments.

So that JA can upload the pictures to MNPP, duh.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenteriggy

LOL at iggy's comment. That's a good enough reason for me.

By the time Barbra gets around to Gypsy shes gonna be great grandma Rose instead of Mama Rose.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTerence

My vote would go to "Source Code"

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaragon

Jaragon: It's extremely unlikely that it's going to any of the films this year. Game of Thrones is almost universally LOVED by fans and outsiders alike and it's their serious chance to say "long form" means something more than just a two to two and half hour experience. I'd say, slam dunk for the get.

April 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVolvagia
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