2014's must-see events for comic book fans
Running down the top fandom events of the upcomming year
12. The Year of Original Sci-fi ("Transcendence," April; "Jupiter Ascending," July; "Interstellar," November)
The past few years have been defined by genre remakes and adaptations, and as mindblowingly awesome as many of these have been, there has been something of a dearth of new genre material to come out of Hollywood, notable exceptions like "Pacific Rim" or "Oblivion" aside. In 2014, we get three films from some of the most exciting filmmakers working today. Fans have already sampled a taste via trailers for the Wachowski Brothers' "Jupiter Ascending" and "Transcendence," the directorial debut of visionary cinematographer Wally Pfister who worked on "The Dark Knight Trilogy," "The Prestige," "Inception" and "Moneyball." Add Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar," and you have what is shaping up to be one great year for original and innovative sci-fi. Adaptations, remakes and sequels are great, but genre originality in Hollywood should take another step forward in 2014, with these three films paving the way.