We're past the first quarter of 2013, and there are plenty of great movies that are going to come out soon. Question is, are you ready for them all?
Here's our checklist of upcoming films.
Oblivion - April 19
We're not big fans of Tom Cruise, but this post-apocalyptic/dystopian looking future is certainly making us want to see what it will be about.
Kiss of the Damned - May 3
From a superpowered member of the Heroes TV cast to a vampire slaying protagonist, Milo Ventimiglia is here to show us that being super is more than just the powers.
Iron Man 3 - April 26 (UK), May 3 (US)
Seriously, if you have no idea that Downey's third film as Tony Stark is coming, you need to get your head checked.
Star Trek: Into the Darkness - May 17
The Enterprise is back on the big screen with Abram's sequel to his amazing "reboot" (we use the term loosely here) of the classic sci-fi franchise. This one promises to be all "Wrath of Khan"-ish. Consider us excited.
Epic - May 24
Cute CG movie about a modern girl shrunk into a world of epic creatures fighting in the shrubs. The premise is silly, but the trailers promise a movie that lives up to it's name.
After Earth - June 7
The other post-apocalyptic movie that does not star Tom Cruise. Will and Jaden Smith do a father and son combo for this film. Here's to hoping that Oblivion doesn't wear out the premise too much.
The End of the World - June 14
Seth Rogen's comedy gets the big screen treatment. Expect plenty of cameos and if Rogen can meet expecatations, the most hilarious, tongue-in-cheek look at the end of the world as viewed by movie stars.
Man of Steel (Superman) - June 14
Well, we're not too impressed with the trailers depicting Kent the homeless-looking fisherman, but that will not stop us from hitting the theaters when this film starts airing.
World War Z - June 21
They are not going to do a Z movie like that book (which is like a compilation of war stories), but fans are still hoping that with all the news of reshoots and script rewrites (in reaction to negative fans most likely), the finished product comes out nice. At least we see cascading zombies that emulate the effect of water.
Kick Ass 2: Balls to the Wall - June 28
Kick Ass is back, and this film is as unapologetic as the first. As expected from the ending of the first film, Red Mist will rise up as a new villain.
The Lone Ranger - July 3
After the Green Hornet, we get another masked hero movie where the sidekick is of greater interest. And this time, we get to put all that on Depp's shoulders. Initial posters of the film depict Tonto as a shamanic-looking native.
Pacific Rim - July 12
Guillermo Del Toro shows that Americans can also have Super Robots. While Japanese anime has had the nerd community dealing with giant alien invasions (by using human-driven giant robots) on a weekly basis, this film takes the concept on a global scale (but also, with human-driven giant robots).
R.I.P.D. - July 19
Since Ryan Reynolds isn't content having Wade Wilson and Hal Jordan, he now takes on this movie adaptation of Dark Horse's Rest in Peace Department. It's about undead cops who handle cases of the supernatural sort.
The Wolverine - July 26
Hugh Jackman is Logan, again. How much more can they twist the story so far away from the comics? We cannot tell. But this one seems like it will be based on the time when Logan goes to Japan.
RED2 - August 2
Remember that awesome Bruce Willis flick about retired special agents still kicking ass? They're still kicking ass. If you have not read the comics by now, do so.
300: Rise of an Empire - August 2
They're not done with Frank Miller's comic. This film is a prequel that focuses on Xerxes' rise to power.
Elysium - August 9
Matt Damon and Jodie Foster top bill this new dystopian futuristic action film. Matt's trying to get a cure for his cancer by fighting his way into the special land of Elysium, right. As long as he causes graphically awesome action on the way, it will be fun.
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters - August 16
Yep, more of the teen-demigod fanfare we loved from the first movie. This one tasks Percy with the aim of getting the Golden Fleece, y'know, a task so hard that the last person who pulled it off successfully was freakin' Hercules.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones - August 23
If the second Hunger Games film got aired in August, we could've called it a teen-book-to-film trifecta. Oh well. Anyway, this not-Twilight story is all about demons, who we'll assume will make plenty of girls swoon.
Riddick - September 6
They really ought to add more to the wordings of Riddick's films, they're hard to keep track of. Anyway, our favorite D&D playing action star is back as the deadly, no-nonsense, antihero.
I, Frankenstein - September 13
No relation to I, Robot. But still a film about an artificial being (Frankensein's Monster) seeking its identity in a world of turmoil. Ancient supernatural war in the background makes us uber curious.
The Tomb - September 27
Schwarzenegger and Stallone team up once again. This time, they will be breaking out of a high-tech prison (because Cage and Connery already owned Alcatraz). Over the top action? Yes please!
Sin City: A Dame to Die For - October 4
Another second film on an existing Frank Miller series, this second Sin City has more of that artsy black-and-white noir we came to love.
Seventh Son - October 18
An aging Witch Hunter takes on an apprentice and sets out to take down one of the most powerful witches. Jeff Bridges and Julianne Moore top-bill this one, so expect some real good acting.
Ender's Game - November 1
We've been waiting for Scott Orson Card's book series to be turned into a film for years now. November cannot come soon enough. Did we mention that Harrison Ford will be in it?
Thor 2: the Dark World - November 8
Hemsworth is back as the God of Thunder. Expect massive battles as they venture forth to the other realms that threaten Asgard and Earth. Also, the 9th Doctor, Eccleston will be leading the dark Elves.
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - November 22
We're hoping that this film manages to be better than the first movie. Though book-wise, this was the most boring one of all.
Frozen - November 27
Disney is back with another fairy tale, and this one focuses on the story of the Snow Queen. Because as TV Series Once Upon a Time has proven, evil queens make for excellent characters.
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug - December 13
Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy is back, and this one promises us plenty of dragon action. For the record, whatever the purists may say about it, the rabbits were funny.
47 Ronin - December 25
Just like Tom Cruise's The Last Samurai, this film swears that the greatest person to wield a Japanese blade has to be an American. Keanu Reeves will be swordfighting supernatural beings in this creative retelling of a tale of actual historical characters.
And that's it! Our current lineup of the best Action and Superhero films for this year. Be sure to double check with your own list to ensure that you don't miss out on any of these.
Think we missed something? Let us know in the comments!