Plus the return of David Fincher, Darren Aronofsky, Christopher Nolan, Tim Burton and Tron
4. "Iron Man 2"
Lowdown: Iron Man's back. He's got a new enemy (Whiplash played by Mickey Rourke), a new business rival (Justin Hammer, played by Sam Rockwell), a new possible love interest (The Black Widow, played by Scarlett Johansson), and a new Rhodey (played by Don Cheadle) who finally gets to suit up as War Machine. Cue the box-office records now.
Director: Jon Favreau
Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Gwenyth Paltrow, Mickey Rourke, Sam Rockwell, Scarlett Johansson, Don Cheadle, Samuel L. Jackson
Why: Because the first one was great fun, but not quite a great film, and this time it seems like everyone's determined to raise the bar and make something that gives audiences an even better experience. I have a feeling we're in for something wild.
Opening: May 7
- Drew McWeeny