The 15 Most Anticipated Movies of 2010

January 02, 2010 01:08:00 GMT

From 'Date Night' to 'Jonah Hex', here is a look at some of the selected movies to be released in 2010 that potentially become a box office hit.

The 15 Most Anticipated Movies of 2010
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It is a shared fact that Hollywood is running out of fresh ideas, especially seeing that more and more movie makers lately opt to go with remakes, sequels, prequels and some sorts. Nevertheless, as 2009 comes to a close and 2010 creeps closer by the seconds, it becomes pretty clear that American cinema still does have a lot to in stores considering that technology behind movie-making keeps on evolving for better movie experiences.

From the visually-attractive "Alice in Wonderland" to the action-packed "The Expendables", the new year will offer more and more movies in 3-D in addition to those made with intricate special effects. Aiding you to find the ones worth your time, AceShowbiz comes out with this list of 15 most anticipated 2010 movies.

It should be noted that all of the movies listed have a potential to perform well at the box office upon their theatrical release. Additionally, all of the upcoming follow-up movies won't be found here due to the fact that AceShowbiz has discussed the 10 must-see sequels of 2010 in a separate article.

"The Wolfman"

Release Date: February 10

Benicio del Toro finds out about his ultimate curse in 'The Wolfman'

Back in the year of 1941, one monster movie has enthralled moviegoers with its depiction of the werewolf legend. Come February 10, 2010, a remake of this extremely influential movie will be brought forth through "The Wolfman". While sticking to the original plot, this newer version is supported with better special effects, especially for the transformation of Lawrence Talbot, as well as with great talents, like Benicio del Toro, Anthony Hopkins and Emily Blunt, behind the characters. And, don't forget it will have one thing the original didn't, the R rating. That can only mean there will be plenty of blood and gore.

"Alice in Wonderland"

Release Date: March 5

Childhood tale of 'Alice in Wonderland' comes to life in the hands of Tim Burton

Prepare to be visually delighted by "Alice in Wonderland". With director Tim Burton being the man behind the lens, this movie will be no ordinary childhood tale coming to life. Combining live action and motion capture technology, it has the premise of bringing in the freshness but still maintaining the classic nature of the Lewis Caroll's tale itself. There will also be an interesting twist considering that this feature version takes place ten years after Alice visited the magical world. But, that's not all. Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway are among the impressive line of cast.

"Clash of the Titans"

Release Date: March 26

Sam Worthington leads a band of warriors to fight Hades in 'Clash of the Titans'

If one is looking for a movie about Greek mythology with premise of pure entertainment, "Clash of the Titans" is definitely the one to be checked out. A remake to the 1981's box office hit of the same name, this fantasy adventure comes from "The Incredible Hulk" director Louis Letterier and is loosely based on the myth of Perseus. "Avatar" leading man Sam Worthington will uphold his action star status by delivering some intense action, and the special effects team will exhibit CG-galore by bringing to life some unholy demons and fearsome beasts like Medusa and Kraken.

"Date Night"

Release Date: April 9

Tina Fey and Steve Carell get into big trouble during their 'Date Night'

Every year has its own favorite side-splitting comedy movie. 2008 tickles people's funny bones with "Tropic Thunder", and 2009 generates roars with "The Hangover". When 2010 comes around, there is one potential movie that is likely draw the most laughters from movie lovers, "Date Night". Its catch is simple yet powerful. It has two of the funniest people on television, Tina Fey of "30 Rock" and Steve Carell of "The Office". Just imagine Liz Lemon being married to Michael Scott and having one of their ordinary date night gone terribly wrong. One can most certainly expect one comical adventure after another.


Release Date: April 16

Ordinary people takes the role of superheroes in 'Kick-Ass'

Originality is the key factor that will lure people into enjoying what "Kick-Ass" has to offer. Based on the groundbreaking comic book by Mark Millar and John Romita, Jr., this film will present one unique superhero movie. Instead of having heroes with superpowers, it will offer realistic superheroes with silly costumes, real blood and all of the human mortality factors. Much like the original comics, it will feature profanity and graphic violence without leaving out the dark humor, earning itself an R rating. While Superman has his super strength and Spider-Man has his web, it will be interesting to see how these real-life superheroes battles the baddies without any superpowers.

"A Nightmare on Elm Street"

Release Date: April 30

Freddy Krueger returns to haunt kids in 'A Nightmare on Elm Street'

In the mood for some blood-pumping terror? Freddy Krueger, one of Hollywood's scariest characters, returns to the big screen in the newest version of "A Nightmare on Elm Street". This time around, however, the disfigured dream stalker will not crack any jokes. As a matter of fact, producer Brad Fuller has warned moviegoers "don't fall asleep or you'll die." It will be interesting to see how the CGI and other new technologies will be used to explore the dreamscape. And, if Jackie Earle Haley manages to creep you out with his portrayal of pedophile Ronnie McGorvey in "Little Children", be prepared to be kept on the edge of your seat.

"Robin Hood"

Release Date: May 14

Russell Crowe and director Ridley Scott gives a Gladiator touch to 'Robin Hood'

"Robin Hood" was originally planned to present the prince of thieves as the baddie and Sheriff of Nottingham as the good guy. But, the joining of "American Gangster" director Ridley Scott and his "Gladiator" star Russell Crowe shape the movie as one hell of an action-packed film with a leading character that mixes the legendary figure with Crowe's Maximus. For those doubting this movie, Crowe has this to say, "The world doesn't need a mundane version of Robin Hood. If we're gonna do it, we've got to kick some serious butt. So this has got to be the best one ever done, otherwise I should be doing something else."

"Prince of Persia: Sands of Time"

Release Date: May 28

Jake Gyllenhaal stars as Dastan in 'Prince of Persia: Sands of Time'

Here is one movie for the fans of video game series, "Prince of Persia: Sands of Time". Coming from the hands of uber-producer Jerry Bruckheimer, this action fantasy brings to life the story of street urchin-turned-prince Dastan. The catch is, this movie won't be a straight beat-for-beat adaptation of the video game. Instead, it will take the game's cool elements to craft a new story. Jake Gyllenhaal and Gemma Arterton are behind Dastan and Tamina, while Ben Kingsley takes on the villainous nobleman Nizam. From what the sneak peeks have teased, there will be plenty of flirtations going on between the two lead characters without leaving out the actions.

"The A-Team"

Release Date: June 11

 'The A-Team' is heading to the big screen with new faces and new format

Who can forget Hannibal and his ragtag team of Faceman, Murdock and B.A.? Together they have kept many glued to the small screen for years. In 2010, these four soldiers of fortune are heading to the big screen in a new form with a modern version of "The A-Team". Expect no Vietnam war veterans, but a group of Iraq War veterans. A-class actors, like Liam Neeson and Bradley Cooper, as well as newcomers, Sharlto Copley and Quinton Jackson, will be behind the familiar characters. Some old faces could be making a cameo as well. To add to the excitement, "Smoking Aces" director Joe Carnahan is the man behind the lens.

"Jonah Hex"

Release Date: June 18

Josh Brolin and Megan Fox team up for comic adaptation 'Jonah Hex'

Combine western movie with supernatural baddies, one will get "Jonah Hex". Based on one bad-ass DC Comics antihero character, this movie present the adventure of a cowboy with an attitude like Clint Eastwood and a face resembling Batman's nemesis Two-Face. Not much has been shared on what story the film will pick up, but the fact that "No Country for Old Men" star Josh Brolin takes on the title character surely is a big enough bait. If all said are not enough, there will be another male-pleasing lure, "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" siren Megan Fox playing a gun-wielding prostitute.

"The Last Airbender"

Release Date: July 2

M. Night Shyamalan delivers a live-action 'The Last Airbender'

The year 2010 reels in one movie for the many fans of Nickelodeon's award-winning TV series "Avatar: The Last Airbender " out there. "The Last Airbender" will bring to life the popular cartoon characters from the heroic Aang to the deplorable Prince Zuko with the help of some fresh faces in Hollywood. One of them is "Slumdog Millionaire" leading man Dev Patel. It will be cool to see the actor beyond his rags-to-riches teen character. Another interesting catch for "Airbender" is the touch of auteur M. Night Shyamalan. He is breaking out from his supernatural genre. Whether he is to be loved or hated is to be proven with this fantasy movie.


Release Date: July 9

A group of warriors finds themselves fighting for life in 'Predators'

Not getting enough of sci-fi horror movies? "Predators" may well come to one's delight. A sequel to the original 1987's "Predator", this new feature installment will offer a twist of its own. When Arnold Schwarzenegger comes face to face with this extraterrestrial being in the first movie, he has Earth resources that plays to his advantage. The follow-up, however, will capture a group of elite warriors being stranded in the planet of the extraterrestrial species. There are some doubt over the selection of the cast ensemble, especially the casting of Adrien Brody in lead role. So, it will be interesting to see how director Nimrod Antal plays his cards here.


Release Date: July 16

Christopher Nolan follows up his blockbuster 'The Dark Knight' with 'Inception'

Little is known about "Inception", except that it has been described as "a contemporary sci-fi actioner set within the architecture of the mind". Its previously-released teaser also didn't help much to make sure what to look ahead to. So, there is no guarantee this movie will be a cult classic yet. Still, the mystery that lingers around this movie has definitely boosted people's expectation. Don't forget Christopher Nolan, the mastermind behind "The Dark Knight", is serving triple duties as its writer, producer and director. And, he has assembled an impressive cast, consisting of Leonardo DiCaprio, Ken Watanabe and Ellen Page among many others.


Release Date: July 23

Angelina Jolie is a wanted CIA officer in 'Salt'

At first glance, "Salt" seems to be not much different from any other thrillers Hollywood has ever produced. But, its plus point comes from the fact that leading actress Angelina Jolie has been kicking some serious butts in many of her action movies. Just take a look at "Tomb Raider" series, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and the latest "Wanted (2008)" as proofs. So, when she fills in for Tom Cruise who decided to back out in mid-2008, a series of splendid action sequences could be anticipated. From what has been teased so far, the movie won't be lacking of actions for sure.

"The Expendables"

Release Date: August 13

Sylvester Stallone presents the ultimate action movie with his 'The Expendables'

Action movie lovers would undoubtedly dig Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables". It has got the winning formula from its impressive line of action stars alone. Many of Hollywood action stars, counting Jet Li, Jason Statham, Mickey Rourke, Steve Austin and Randy Couture, gang up as a team of mercenaries who heads to South America in a mission to overthrow a dictator. What makes it even better is the get-together of 80's iconic action stars, Sly, Bruce Willis and Arnold Schwarzenegger, in one feature production. Fist fighting, gun battle and explosion will be abundant.


Post Your Comments

posted by farout2 on Jan 18, 2011
where is the kings speech a true story. what an actor firth also in lots og movies.
posted by tyler iz very cool a on Jan 14, 2011
emily is annoying me rit noew
posted by GIRLY GIRL :) on Jan 14, 2011
HEY lol omg wow cool ttyl
posted by OMG LOL IM A GIRL on Jan 14, 2011
I DONT know which gender i am can somebody help me with my problems??? by the way alice and wonder land SUCKED!!!!!!!!!!
posted by pickle pie 567 on Jan 14, 2011
all the movies here SUCKED!!!!!!!!
posted by sk8r girl on Jan 14, 2011
does Jacob from twilight ever wear a shirt?????he is an idiotic freak
posted by lipstick123 on Jan 14, 2011
twilight rules NOT
posted by Tricia on Dec 31, 2010
Is there anyone on this site that knows how to spell? Seriously, I feel like I'm something made by a five-year old.
posted by ash on Oct 18, 2010
people are so stupid, does no one understand that there us a seperate article for sequals!! read the comments you dumb bastard!
posted by Amyluvz on Jul 30, 2010
Twilight sucks! Thats why it's not on the list, dipshits.
posted by vatsal on Jul 11, 2010
where is harry potter and deathly hallos in this list......... this will b d biggest hit of 2010
posted by Kool on Jun 27, 2010
How is eclipse not on the list. All of the shows r all ready sold out in st Louis. And we still have 5 day till premeier
posted by awww on Jun 26, 2010
you guys not reading at all? "Additionally, all of the upcoming follow-up movies won't be found here due to the fact that AceShowbiz has discussed the 10 must-see sequels of 2010 in a separate article. "
posted by sara says on Jun 19, 2010
When is LAST NIGHT with Keira Knightley and Sam Worthington coming out? And SOMEHWERE?
posted by LizardKing on Jun 08, 2010
Uhhh ok Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is going to make more money worldwide than half of these movies put together...
posted by nike on Jun 06, 2010
are u the producer of merlin ... if yes pls kindly release the season three... thx.
posted by KICK ASS! on Mar 26, 2010
How is Iron Man 2 and Toy Story 3 not in this list??!?! But I Defiantly agree with Nightmare on Elm Street and Kick Ass. Kick Ass is gonna be AWESOME!!!!!
posted by amanda on Mar 20, 2010
posted by good movie on Feb 05, 2010
Somewhere & You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger? Does anyone have a decent taste in movies?
posted by becca on Jan 29, 2010
What about Remember me and Eclipse!!!!!
posted by leofan on Jan 11, 2010
Inception will rock!
posted by mkenya mrembo sana on Jan 08, 2010
i cant wait to watch date night and airbender.....yeeeeeee.
posted by rusty on Jan 05, 2010
enough with potter..yuks
posted by shine on Jan 04, 2010
posted by myjacob on Jan 04, 2010
um... what about harry potter and the twilight saga eclipse? im sure those are like the top TWO they are definitely in the top ten * roles eyes*
posted by moviefan4ever on Jan 03, 2010
Where is Iron Man 2, The Green Hornet, Harry Potter, and Twilight
posted by teaerrica on Jan 03, 2010
you is not so famous
posted by foxfire on Jan 03, 2010
salt <3 i can't wait to come ..
posted by EC on Jan 03, 2010
Anyone who mentions Twilight is either stupid or a menstrator.
posted by Dustin on Jan 03, 2010
Toy Story 3 is gonna be one of the biggest movies of 2010 so it should be on the list.
posted by Eclipse on Jan 03, 2010
Please read carefully the article: "It should be noted that all of the movies listed have a potential to perform well at the box office upon their theatrical release. Additionally, all of the upcoming follow-up movies won't be found here due to the fact that AceShowbiz has discussed the 10 must-see sequels of 2010 in a separate article."
posted by BuddyLee11484 on Jan 03, 2010
What about Iron Man 2!!!! Totally going to rock!
posted by thoughtsfromsara on Jan 02, 2010
What about Twilight Saga: Eclipse??
posted by x on Jan 02, 2010
the twilight saga eclipse deserves so much to be on this list. the books are great, but the movies are loved cause they're dynamic
posted by Spacetree on Jan 02, 2010
Are half of you people retarded? "Additionally, all of the upcoming follow-up movies won't be found here due to the fact that AceShowbiz has discussed the 10 must-see sequels of 2010 in a separate article." Iron Man 2, Harry Potter, and (God forbid) Twilight ARE ALL FREAKIN SEQUELS.
posted by MeDotOrg on Jan 02, 2010
Does anyone care if there is another Freddy Kruger movie? A list loaded with comic books, a computer game and sequels trumpet the Hollywood theme of big and bland.
posted by Milla on Jan 02, 2010
I agree with yout list. But where's Iron Man 2, Daybreakers, Tron Legacy, Toy Story 3...? Now, Twilight Saga stinks and Harry Potter, um, The Half-Blood Prince was bad enough. I love the Harry Potter books but not that much the movies. That's what I think :}
posted by moviebuff on Jan 02, 2010
...also Sex and the City 2???
posted by Blobbblubb on Jan 02, 2010
Good you didn't put Twilight there,,i'm sick of it..but one question where is Harry Potter!!!?
posted by Really? on Jan 02, 2010
Why do you want Harry Potter and Twilight? Are you crazy? How can this be good movies? Tell me! Please!
posted by x68k on Jan 02, 2010
where is TRON 2.0?????????????????
posted by Tony on Jan 02, 2010
Who gives a shit about Prince of Persia?
posted by twicrack addct on Jan 02, 2010
why arent there tilight movieson tere i also heard that they are redoing tilgh cause cath...hatever didnt follw te book;)=
posted by mungmaster on Jan 02, 2010
I would like to point one thing out to rusty kneecapp. I am going to assume you are of an older generation because of the comment you made. I say this because the only people who think this year is going to be a bad one in terms of quality movies are elderly because of their lack of appreciation for this generations action movies, and comedy. The elderly tend to only enjoy watching those older movies that are black and white with terrible soundtracks. This year is going to be the biggest year in terms of quality movies that we have had. These fifteen on this list are proof of that. Now obviously not all fifteen of these movies are going to be successful in quenching my thirst for quality, as well as entertainment, but I would say the 10 I listed that deserve to be on that list, as well as the other movies I said should be on the list will be great.
posted by mungmaster on Jan 02, 2010
I agree with most of these movies being on this list but not all. Like other people said I think twilight should be on here. That is not to say that I like twilight, I just think the majority of people do and therefore it is really anticipated especially after the last one was such a huge success. I agree that the expendables, airbender, wolfman, PoP, Predators, A team, Clash of the Titans, alice in wonderlandrobin hood, and maybe date night should be up on this list, but the rest not so much especially nightmare on elm street. I understand that their is a fiar amount of supporters of this long line of movies but they are just getting old and boring. Just like halloween I dont think many people are gonna care. I think Iron man deserves to be up there over a lot of those movies as well as harry potter. Any way, thats just what I think.
posted by cocky on Jan 01, 2010
sequels not suppose to be on list....where is knight and day, first new tom cruise movie in over a year?
posted by rusty kneecapp on Jan 01, 2010
Thank you for not putting Iron Man 2 on there. That movie's going to be a turd. However where is Shutter Island? And Inception is going to be great. This year looks terrible but the always dependable Leonardo DiCaprio is going to deliver two awesome movies.
posted by Fanpire* on Jan 01, 2010
They seriously need to find new actors to be in movies because most of those actors are Ancient and Played Out!!!

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