The year 2013 saw Man of Steel, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3 and The Wolverine. But after all that excitement, don’t think 2014 is going to be a dull time — here’s a sampling of the huge films that will have geeks in the Hamptons buzzing.
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
April 4, 2014
Steve Rogers’ second solo adventure and first outing since The Avengers is based on one of Marvel Comics’ most acclaimed and beloved modern Captain America stories. The Winter Soldier is said to have a political thriller vibe and delves deeper into the S.H.I.E.L.D. organization. Scarlett Johansson, who just purchased a home in Amagansett, reprises her role as sultry super-spy Natasha “Black Widow” Romanoff, and is expected to feature prominently in the film as Cap’s comrade and friend—who may or may not know more about the Winter Soldier than she’s letting on. Who is the Winter Soldier? The answer might surprise you.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2
May 2, 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 follows high school hero Peter Parker as he deals with a host of new villains, like Electro, and reunites with his old friend, Harry Osborn. Peter’s also going to learn more secrets about the disappearance of his parents, and further his relationship with Gwen Stacy.
X-Men: Days of Future Past
May 23, 2014
Days of Future Past will be the seventh film the the X-Men cinematic universe, following the original X-Men trilogy, the two Wolverine solo films and the 1950s-set X-Men: First Class. Frequent East End visitor Hugh Jackman once again stars as the iconic Wolverine, known for his retractable claws, fast healing ability and checkered past. Look for Wolverine to do some time traveling to stop a potential crisis that could threaten man—and mutant—kind. Directed by Bryan Singer, who helmed the first two X-Men films, Days of Future Past intertwines familiar faces with new characters.
Guardians of the Galaxy
August 1, 2014
Marvel Studios’ latest entry in the ever-expanding “Marvel Cinematic Universe” is a galactic departure from the Earth-based Avengers, centering on a ragtag group of space misfits led by Peter Quill, aka Star-Lord. Moviegoers who stuck around for the end-credits of Thor: The Dark World got a little preview of what’s to come with the introduction of the bizarre Collector, a mysterious alien who knows many of the universe’s secrets.
Looking forward to 2015, get prepped for Jurassic World, the long-awaited fourth film in the Jurassic Park saga; The Avengers: Age of Ultron, the culmination of the latest round of Marvel Studios films featuring Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and more; and Ant-Man, Marvel’s latest hero to get a major movie.
Which of these films are you looking forward to the most? Let us know in the comments section.