Two decades ago, Hollywood thought so little of superheroes it did this to one of our best. While that wound will never fully heal, we can all take solace in the knowledge that comic book films are getting better, ditching the camp for substance and pulling in thespians and directors of the highest calibre. And while there’s been a fair share of flops (re: last summer’s Green Lantern), this year is slated to be a big one for superhero films. We’re talking Chris Nolan’s third and final Batman, a dark, adult-friendly reboot of Spider-Man, plus a killer judge from the future who’ll make RoboCop look like a dwindling meter maid.
Here, a break down of the top five upcoming comic book movies that’ll change the genre for good (or we’re giving up). After the gallery, four epic trailers.
The Dark Knight Rises
The Amazing Spider-Man
The trailer for Dredd hasn’t been released yet, but the second it does, we’ll let you know.