Movie Power Rankings took a break in order to prep for last week’s San Diego Comic-Con, and its return is more than worth the wait. Battling it out for the top spot are no less than seven major comic book-derived superhero movies, all of which made quite an impression at the Con. But one stunt ruled them all. During the “Thor: The Dark World” portion of the Marvel panel, a certain mischievous villain made an appearance. “Thor” and “Avengers” star Tom Hiddleston crashed the panel in full Loki costume and all rock star swagger to chants of “Loki! Loki!” Marvel chief Kevin Feige could only cower in terror, as the thousands of screaming fans made it clear that evil had won the day.
As for the rest of this week’s list…
July 24, 2013
1. “Thor: The Dark World”
Loki keeps it anything but low-key.
The biggest news at Comic-Con was that Warner Bros. is finally pulling the trigger on a big screen teaming of the Dark Knight and the Man of Steel. The only question now is, will it be “Batman vs. Superman,” or “Superman vs. Batman”?
3. “The Avengers: Age of Ultron”
Joss Whedon and Co. have come up with a name for the sequel that’s much catchier than “Avengers 2.” How faithful will (can) it be to the comic book storyline of the same name?
4. “X-Men: Days of Future Past”
Two generations of X-Men collided at Comic-Con, including Patrick Stewart and James McAvoy, Ian McKellen and Michael Fassbender, Hugh Jackman, Halle Berry, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Paquin, Ellen Page, Peter Dinklage, and Shawn Ashmore. Is that enough mutants for ya?
5. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”
Jennifer Lawrence’s fight for freedom continues in the sequel, which unveiled an exciting new trailer at Comic-Con.
6. “The Amazing Spider-Man 2”
Some new footage has revealed Jamie Foxx as Electro, a villain charged with giving the webslinger a shock he won’t forget. Meanwhile, Spidey swung into Comic-Con to greet fans.
7. “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Marvel took a minute at the Con to talk up what looks like the strangest superhero epic yet, confirming its diverse cast, and unveiling some new concept art.
8. “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”
Co-star Anthony Mackie is ‘definitely’ interested in a solo Falcon movie. Will it take off?
The big guy is back (again), and the buzz from San Diego is louder than a roar. Can Bryan Cranston destroy all monsters?
We still don’t know just what the frak is going on between Vin and Marvel Studios, but we know for sure that “Riddick” looks like a slab of dark, action-packed fun.
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