Django Unchained

Django Unchained

I know that it is only July but I can't help looking ahead to the host of fantastic movies that will be coming our way in 2013.

So here at FemaleFirst we have taken a look at some of the most high profile of those movies and the films that you should be getting excited about.

- Les Miserables (11th January)

There is nothing like kicking off a year with a fantastic music movie and there is no great musical than Les Miserables.

Tom Hooper is in the director's chair for the first time since the huge success of The King's Speech and he may find himself on the awards circuit again with this movie as the debut trailer promised much.

Hugh Jackman leads the all star cast as he takes on the central role of Jean Valjean while Russell Crowe will play his adversary Javert.

Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried, Sacha Baron Cohen, Helena Bonham Carter and Eddie Redmayne are all on board and this promises to be on of the early must see movies of the year.

The movie is based on the Victor Hugo's classic novel of the same name and is set in 19th-century France. It follows former prisoner Jean Valjean as he tries to seek redemption.

- Django Unchained (18th January)

Quentin Tarantino is a director we haven't seen since the success that he enjoyed with Inglorious Basterds, which was nominated for an Oscar.

But January 2013 sees the maverick filmmaker return with his new project Django Unchained, Tarantino has also penned the script.

With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner.

Oscar winner Jamie Foxx takes on the role of Django while Christoph Waltz reunites with Tarantino after his Oscar success with Basterds.

And as if having those two acting heavyweights wasn't exciting enough Leonardo DiCaprio, Samuel L.Jackson and Kerry Washington are also aboard,

- Iron Man 3 (3rd May)

Filming on Iron Man 3 is currently underway and will see Robert Downey Jr reprise the role of Tony Stark.

It was back in 2008 when he played the character for the first time and this summer he was back as part of the billion dollar success that was Avengers Assemble.

But it is a standalone movie that is next for Downey Jr and it sees him reunite with his Kiss Kiss Bang Bang filmmaker Shane Black as he takes over the director's chair.

The plot for the third film in this franchise is not yet known but Black has assembled an exciting cast list.

Gwyneth Paltrow and Don Cheadle will be reprising the role of Pepper Potts and James Rhodes but there are some new faces on the cast list.

Guy Pearce is set to play Aldrich Killian while Ben Kingsley has landed the role of The Mandarin and Rebecca Hall steps into the franchise to play Maya Hansen.

- Star Trek 2 (17th May)

It was back in 2009 when J.J. Abrams re-booted the popular Star Trek franchise to bring the popular characters and stories to a new generation.

And next summer sees Abrams return to the director's chair to the helm the currently untitled sequel.

As with any Abrams project the movie is surrounded in secrecy and nothing is known about the plot or the characters that new actors will play.

Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto are back as James T. Kirk and Spock while Karl Urban, Zoe Saldana and Simon Pegg are also reprising their roles.

Benedict Cumberbatch is the big new addition to the cast list and he has been linked to the role of Khan - but who he will play is still a mystery.

Alex Kurtzman & Damon Lindelof have once again penned the screenplay and, if the first movie is anything to by, this is set to be one of the movies not to miss next summer.

- Man Of Steel (14th June)

Summer 2013 is set to be packed with superhero movies once again and Superman will be flying back into cinemas.

It was back in 2006 when we last saw Superman on the big and next summer he is back as Henry Cavill takes over the role.

The British actor saw off tough competition to land the role and this is set to be the biggest movie and part of Cavill's career so far - his star is set to rocket when the movie makes it into cinemas.

Zack Snyder has taken over the director's chair while David S. Goyer has penned the script and Christopher Nolan will serve as producer on the film.

And no superhero movie is complete without an all star cast and Cavill is joined by Amy Adams (Lois Lane), Russell Crowe (Jor-El), Kevin Costner (Jonathan Kent) and Diane Lane (Martha Kent).

- Monsters University (12th July)

Monster Inc is my favourite Pixar movie by a country mile and a sequel to the 2001 film is long over due.

But next summer will see Mike and Sulley return in what is to be a prequel to the first movie and will follow the two characters during their university days.

Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan are an inseparable pair, but that wasn’t always the case.

From the moment these two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. 'Monsters University' unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

- Pacific Rim (12th July)

Guillermo del Toro is another director that we haven't seen in the chair for a while has he has concentrated on a whole host of producing projects.

But Pacific Rim sees him return as he brings Travis Beacham's action/sci-fi screenplay to life.

A del Toro movie is always an exciting one has he delivers movies that are visually stunning as well as being packed with intriguing characters.

Idris Elba leads an all star cast while Ron Perlman reunites with his Hellboy filmmaker for another project together - Charlie Hunnam, Charlie Day and Clifton Collins Jr are all also on board.

When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace.

FemaleFirst Helen Earnshaw

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