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.
4. Academy Awards (Last week: Not ranked)
Ellen Degeneres has signed on as host for the 8th annual Oscars. Do you think she’s a good choice?
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?
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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