Movie Power Rankings: ‘Star Wars’ flies past Superman for the top spot

Right now, “Star Wars: Episode VII” is as mysterious as the Force itself. We don’t know what the highly-anticipated will be about or who will be in it, but at least now we know when we can see it. Despite word that director J.J. Abrams and Disney were in disagreement over the film’s release, everything has fallen into place for December 18, 2015, making it the first film in the franchise to open during the winter months. Memorize that date, just like you probably have May 25, 1977 burned into your brain. 

As for the rest of this week’s list…

November 14, 2013

1. “Star Wars: Episode VII” (Last week: No. 5)
“Star Wars” in winter? Does that mean more AT-ATs?

2. “Man of Steel 2” (AKA “Superman Vs. Batman”) (Last week: Not ranked)
Will Olga Kurylenko, Gal Gadot or Elodie Yung play Wonder Woman?. Will Adam Driver suit up as Nightwing?Is Lex Luthor in the house? Just how many heroes and villains will Superman and Batman have to deal with this time around?  
3. “Thor: The Dark World” (Last week: No. 3)
Although it didn’t reach the same heights as “Iron Man 3,” the latest Marvel sequel was — unsurprisingly — this week’s box office champ, conjuring up a Hulk-sized $86.1 million.
4. “The Wolverine” sequel (Last week: Not ranked)
Despite some talk about potentially retiring the role, Hugh Jackman will play Logan at least one more time in another solo film directed by James Mangold. 
5. The Bourne franchise (Last week: Not ranked)
The next Matt Damon-less sequel will rev its engines with “Fast and Furious” director Justin Lin calling the shots.
6. “The Avengers: Age of Ultron” (Last week: Not ranked)
In addition to Hulk, Cap, Iron Man, Thor, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are you ready for another dose of Cobie Smulders as S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Maria Hill?
7. “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” (Last week: Not ranked)
The upcoming sequel’s first official clip finds Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) getting emotional while taking a break from all the carnage. 
8. “Ender’s Game” (Last week: No. 2)
Despite a disappointing box office performance, Summit is mulling a sequel to the sci-fi adaptation– but it might end up on TV.
9. “The Jungle Book” (Last week: Not ranked)
Mowgli will live again in a new live-action film from “Iron Man” director Jon Favreau.
10. “RoboCop” (Last week: Not ranked)
The latest trailer for the sci-fi remake features Samuel L. Jackson yelling and some explosive, high-tech action scenes. Would you buy that for a dollar?

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