There's an all-new crop of titles on this week's Movie Power Rankings, and two of DC Comics' biggest heroes had to team up in order to win the top spot. The "Man of Steel" sequel -- which will team Superman with Batman -- is still in the very early stages of development, but the Batman casting rumors are, unsurprisingly, already in full-swing. With Warner Bros. reportedly looking for an older Dark Knight, Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling are leading the charge as primary persons of interest. It's too early to know for sure, but will one of them face down Henry Cavill's Superman? See who we would consider for the part.
As for the rest of this week's list...
August 7, 2013
1. "Superman Vs. Batman" (Last week: Not ranked)
Just who will play the Dark Knight? Josh Brolin? Ryan Gosling? Matthew Goode? Joe Manganiello? Me? You?
2. "Star Trek 3" (Last week: Not ranked)
We don't know what it will be about or who will direct, but Karl "Bones" Urban says he wants more originality in the third film. Sounds sensible. Well, he is a doctor.
3. "2 Guns" (Last week: Not ranked)
Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington joined forces to crush the Smurfs at the box office, with the duo's action film debuting at No. 1 with $27.3 million.
5. "Avatar" sequels (Last week: Not ranked)
Ready for three more trips to James Cameron's Pandora? This time, he's got some co-writers to help him out, tapping the scribes behind "War of the Worlds," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and "Savages." The first one comes out in 2016.
6. "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (Last week: Not ranked)
The sentinels are now online. Check out this pic, courtesy of Twitter-happy director Bryan Singer.
7. "Scarface" (Last week: Not ranked)
"Harry Potter" helmer David Yates is going from wizards to gangsters in this remake-of-a-remake. Who will play the titular mobster?
8. Awards players (Last week: Not ranked)
Award season is just around the corner and a number of high-profile films -- starring the likes of Matt Damon, Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, and others -- are still looking for U.S. distributors. Will they be seen?
9. "Thor: The Dark World" (Last week: Not ranked)
Not excited for the sequel yet? The new poster and the new trailer may change your mind, unbeliever.
10. "Mission Impossible 5" (Last week: Not ranked)
Tom Cruise is officially reuniting with his "Jack Reacher" director Christopher McQuarrie for Ethan Hunt's fifth bigscreen adventure. This edition of MPR will self-destruct in five seconds.
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1995 | Mystery | NRSummary: Denzel Washington plays an out of work WWII vet who takes the wrong job and is soon neck-deep in a mess of politics, murder, and jazz in '40s Los Angeles.Director: Carl Franklin
Cast: Denzel Washington, Tom Sizemore, Jennifer Beals
1996 | Crime | RSummary: Jerry, a small-town Minnesota car salesman is bursting at the seams with debt... but he's got a plan. He's going to hire two thugs to kidnap his wife in a scheme to collect a hefty ransom from his wealthy father-in-law. It's going to be a snap and nobody's going to get hurt... until people start ...Director: Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
Cast: William H. Macy, Frances McDormand, Steve Buscemi, Peter Stormare
2013 | Drama | RSummary: Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill have boundless energy in the story of a real-life commodities crook who earned millions through scummy small-time stock trades.Director: Martin Scorsese
Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie
1993 | Sports | PGSummary: Emotionally powerful sports classic featuring Sean Astin as a skinny high school kid with big football dreams and the determination to make his way towards his dream team at Notre Dame.Director: David Anspaugh
Cast: Sean Astin, Jon Favreau, Ned Beatty
2008 | Science Fiction | PGSummary: Animated series continues the story of Obi-Wan Kenobi and Anakin Skywalker as they battle the Emperor Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous, but also takes time to explore other smaller characters in the Star Wars universe.Director: George Lucas (creator)
Cast: Tom Kane, Dee Bradley Baker, Matt Lanter
1997 | Crime | RSummary: Quentin Tarantino adaptats an Elmore Leonard novel into this story of a few increasingly desperate people scraping to get by. It has deep soul, a wicked sense of humor, and Samuel L. Jackson, Robert De Niro, Pam Grier, and Robert Forster.Director: Quentin Tarantino
Cast: Pam Grier, Samuel L. Jackson, Robert Forster
2007 | Comedy | PGSummary: Newlyweds Nick (Ice Cube) and Suzanne (Long) decide to move to the suburbs to provide a better life for their two kids. But their idea of a dream home is disturbed by a contractor (McGinley) with a bizarre approach to business.Director: Steve Carr
Cast: John C. McGinley, Ice Cube, Nia Long, Aleisha Allen
2013 | Thriller | RSummary: Based on the true story of Daniel Lugo (Mark Wahlberg) a Miami bodybuilder who wants to live the American dream. He would like to have the money that other people have. So he enlists the help of fellow bodybuilder Adrian Doorbal (Anthony Mackie) and ex-convict, Christian bodybuilder Paul Doyle (D...Director: Michael Bay
Cast: Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie, Tony Shalhoub
2013 | Comedy | NRSummary: Insanely funny comedy show created by Amy Schumer, who stars in brilliantly funny sketches about sex, city living, dating, and friendship.Director: Daniel Powell, Amy Schumer (creators)
Cast: Amy Schumer, Kevin Kane, Mike Houston
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