2012 is nearly over and so it's time to look at some of the anticipated movies (announced so far) for next year, here is a list of them. Talk about ones you are anticipated for and why. Also if there is a movie you are anticipated for not on here mention in the comments so I can add it.
NOTE: The following is in order of announced released dates. Also these aren't necessarily movies I am anticipated for, they are movies I figured would be anticipated due to big name actors, directors, title, concept, franchise, etc.
A chronicle of the LAPD's fight to keep East Coast Mafia types out of Los Angeles in the 1940s and 50s.
Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Giovanni Ribisi
The Last Stand
The leader of a drug cartel busts out of a courthouse and speeds to the Mexican border, where the only thing in his path is a sheriff and his inexperienced staff.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Eduardo Noriega, Forest Whitaker, John Patrick Amedori
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
In this dark spin on the fairy tale, siblings Hansel and Gretel are a formidable team of bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world.
Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Peter Stormare, Famke Janssen
An ensemble comedy intertwining different tales.
Elizabeth Banks, Steven Brill
Emma Stone, Stephen Merchant, Richard Gere, Liev Schreiber
After a zombie becomes involved with the girlfriend of one of his victims, their romance sets in motion a sequence of events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, John Malkovich, Dave Franco
When a mild-mannered businessman learns his identity has been stolen, he hits the road in an attempt to foil the thief -- a trip that puts him in the path of a deceptively harmless-looking woman.
Jason Bateman, Melissa McCarthy, John Cho, Amanda Peet
Ethan longs to escape his small Southern town. He meets a mysterious new girl, Lena. Together, they uncover dark secrets about their respective families, their history and their town.
Alice Englert, Viola Davis, Emma Thompson, Jeremy Irons
A Good Day to Die Hard
John McClane travels to Russia to hep out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Bruce Willis, Jai Courtney, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Patrick Stewart
Jack the Giant Killer
A modern day fairy tale in which the long-standing peace between men and giants is threatened, as a young farmer leads an expedition into the giants' kingdom in hopes of rescuing a kidnapped princess.
Nicholas Hoult, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Bill Nighy
Oz: The Great and Powerful
How the Wizard arrived in Oz and became the ruler. A prequel to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.
James Franco, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Mila Kunis
The world's very first prehistoric family goes on a road trip to an uncharted and fantastical world.
Kirk De Micco, Chris Sanders
Nicolas Cage, Ryan Reynolds, Emma Stone, Catherine Keener
A parasitic alien soul is injected into the body of Melanie Stryder. Instead of carrying out her race's mission of taking over the Earth, "Wanda" (as she comes to be called) forms a bond with her host and sets out to aid other free humans.
Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, William Hurt, Jake Abel
G.I. Joe: Retribution (I don't understand why they would do this...again)
The G.I. Joes are not only fighting their mortal enemy Cobra; they are forced to contend with threats from within the government that jeopardize their very existence.
Jon M. Chu
Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, Ray Park, Bruce Willis
The Marriage Counselor
A marriage counselor's personal and professional life becomes complicated after she enters into a relationship with one of her clients.
Jurnee Smollett, Vanessa Williams, Brandy Norwood, Kim Kardashian
An FBI agent teams up with a Boston police officer to take down a Russian mobster.
Sandra Bullock, Melissa McCarthy, Kaitlin Olson, Taran Killam
The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey.
Chadwick Boseman, Harrison Ford, Alan Tudyk, Lucas Black
A court martial sends a veteran soldier to a distant planet, where he has to destroy the remains of an alien race. The arrival of an unexpected traveler causes him to question what he knows about the planet, his mission, and himself.
Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Riseborough, Olga Kurylenko
Scary Movie 5
Three dancers -- one veteran performer and two upstarts who are also best friends -- vie for the lead in a new production from a snooty, aloof, imperious, and oversexed director.
Malcolm D. Lee
Lindsay Lohan, Charlie Sheen, Terry Crews, Kate Walsh
The Big Wedding
A long-divorced couple fakes being married as their family unites for a wedding.
Robert De Niro, Diane Keaton, Katherine Heigl, Amanda Seyfried
Pain & Gain
A pair of bodybuilders in Florida get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong.
Michael Bay (Who doesn't love Michael Bay, /sarcasm)
Rebel Wilson, Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne Johnson, Anthony Mackie
Iron Man 3
Tony Stark uses his ingenuity to fight those who destroyed his private world and soon goes up against his most powerful enemy yet: the Mandarin.
Robert Downey Jr., Guy Pearce, Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle
The Great Gatsby
Nick Carraway, a Midwesterner now living on Long Island, finds himself fascinated by the mysterious past and lavish lifestyle of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. He is drawn into Gatsby's circle, becoming a witness to obsession and tragedy.
Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire
Star Trek: Into Darkness
No synopsis listed
Chris Pine, Zachary Quinto, Zoe Saldana, Benedict Cumberbatch
A teenager finds herself transported to a deep forest setting where a battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil is taking place. She bands together with a rag-tag group characters in order to save their world -- and ours.
Amanda Seyfried, Josh Hutcherson, Beyoncé Knowles, Colin Farrell
The Hangover Part III
This time, there's no wedding. No bachelor party. What could go wrong, right? But when the Wolfpack hits the road, all bets are off.
Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis, Ed Helms, Jamie Chung
The Fast and Furious 6
No Synopsis Given
Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Michelle Rodriguez
Two recently laid-off men in their 40s try to make it as interns at a successful Internet company where their managers are in their 20s.
Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughn, Will Ferrell, Rose Byrne
After a crash landing, a father and son explore a planet that was evacuated by humans 1,000 years earlier.
M. Night Shyamalan
Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Sophie Okonedo
Now You See Me
FBI agents track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money.
Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman
The End of the World
While attending a party at James Franco's house, Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel and many other celebrities are faced with the apocalypse.
Evan Goldberg, Seth Rogen
Seth Rogen, Jay Baruchel, James Franco, Paul Rudd
Man of Steel
An alien infant is raised on Earth, and grows up with superhuman abilities. He sets out to use these abilities to guard his adopted world.
Henry Cavill, Russell Crowe, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon
A look at the relationship between Mike and Sulley during their days at the University of Fear -- when they weren't necessarily the best of friends.
Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Dave Foley
World War Z
A U.N. employee is racing against time and fate, as he travels the world trying to stop the outbreak of a deadly Zombie pandemic.
Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, David Morse, James Badge Dale
White House Down
A Secret Service agent is tasked with saving the life of the U.S. President after the White House is overtaken by a paramilitary group.
Channing Tatum, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Jamie Foxx, James Woods
The costumed high-school hero Kick-Ass joins with a group of normal citizens who have been inspired to fight crime in costume. Meanwhile, the Red Mist plots an act of revenge that will affect everyone Kick-Ass knows.
Chloë Grace Moretz, Nicolas Cage, Jim Carrey, Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Despicable Me 2
No synopsis given
Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud
Steve Carell, Al Pacino, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove
The Lone Ranger
Native American spirit warrior Tonto recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid, a man of the law, into a legend of justice.
Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner
When an alien attack threatens the Earth's existence, giant robots piloted by humans are deployed to fight off the menace
Guillermo del Toro
Idris Elba, Charlie Hunnam, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day
A follow up to the 2010 comedy about a group of childhood friends who reunite years later.
Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock, David Spade
A recently slain cop joins a team of undead police officers working for the Rest in Peace Department and tries to find the man who murdered him.
Ryan Reynolds, Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker, Kevin Bacon
A garden snail with dreams of becoming the fastest snail in the world experiences a freak accident that might just allow him to realize his goal.
Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Maya Rudolph, Samuel L. Jackson
Wolverine travels to Japan to train with a samurai warrior.
Hugh Jackman, Will Yun Lee, Tao Okamoto, Famke Janssen
The Smurfs 2
The Smurfs team up with their human friends to rescue Smurfette, who has been kidnapped by Gargamel since she knows a secret spell that can turn the evil sorcerer's newest creation - creatures called the Naughties - into real Smurfs.
Neil Patrick Harris, Jayma Mays, Katy Perry, Hank Azaria
No Synopsis Given
Bruce Willis, Helen Mirren, John Malkovich, Anthony Hopkins
300: Rise of an Empire (Why?)
The Greek general Themistocles battles an invading army of Persians under the mortal-turned-god, Xerxes.
Sullivan Stapleton, Rodrigo Santoro, Eva Green, Jack O'Connell
Set in the year 2159, where the very wealthy lives on a man-made space station while the rest of population reside on a ruined Earth, a man takes on a mission that could bring equality to the polarized worlds.
Matt Damon, Jodie Foster, Sharlto Copley, Alice Braga
A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from.
Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg, Paula Patton, Edward James Olmos
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters
The son of Poseidon and his friends head into the Sea of Monsters to find the mythical Golden Fleece.
Logan Lerman, Alexandra Daddario, Brandon T. Jackson, Nathan Fillion
Frankenstein's creature finds himself caught in an all-out, centuries old war between two immortal clans.
Aaron Eckhart, Bill Nighy, Miranda Otto, Virginie Le Brun
Battle of the Year: The Dream Team
An American b-boy crew heads to France to compete at the Battle of the Year International Championships.
Josh Peck, Josh Holloway, Chris Brown, Caity Lotz
A biography of Formula 1 champion driver Niki Lauda and the 1976 crash that almost claimed his life. Mere weeks after the accident, he got behind the wheel to challenge his rival, James Hunt.
Daniel Brühl, Chris Hemsworth, Olivia Wilde, Natalie Dormer
A Boston man kidnaps the person he suspects is behind the disappearance of his young daughter and her best friend.
Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano, Melissa Leo
When a structural-security authority finds himself incarcerated in a prison he designed, he has to put his skills to escape and find out who framed him.Mikael Håfström
Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, 50 Cent, Vincent D'Onofrio
Cloudy 2: Revenge of the Leftovers (Somebody has ran out of ideas)
No plot synopsis given
Cody Cameron, Kris Pearn
Andy Samberg, Anna Faris, Neil Patrick Harris, Terry Crews
An entry-level employee at a powerful corporation finds himself occupying a corner office, but at a dangerous price: he must spy on his boss's old mentor to secure for him a multi-billion dollar advantage.
Liam Hemsworth, Gary Oldman, Harrison Ford, Amber Heard
Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
In the dark bowels of Sin City, Dwight plans to have his vengeance against the woman who betrayed him, Ava Lord, while Nancy is trying to cope with Hartigan's death.
Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez
Clive Owen, Jessica Alba, Mickey Rourke, Rosario Dawson
A chronicle of captain Richard Phillips and his crew's encounter with Somali pirates.
Tom Hanks, Catherine Keener, Max Martini, Christopher Stadulis
An everyday man has only five days and limited resources to discover why he was imprisoned in a nondescript room for 15 years without any explanation.
Josh Brolin, Elizabeth Olsen, Samuel L. Jackson, Sharlto Copley
The Manzoni family, a notorious mafia clan, is relocated to Normandy, France under the witness protection program, where fitting in soon becomes challenging as their old habits die hard.
Robert De Niro, Tommy Lee Jones, Michelle Pfeiffer, Dianna Agron
The Seventh Son
A 18th century adventure story centered on young Thomas, who is apprenticed to the local Spook to learn to fight evil spirits. His first great challenge comes when the powerful Mother Malkin escapes her confinement while the Spook is away.
Ben Barnes, Julianne Moore, Jeff Bridges, Alicia Vikander
The World's End
20 years after attempting an epic pub crawl, five childhood friends reunite when one of them becomes hell bent on trying the drinking marathon again...
Simon Pegg, Nick Frost, Martin Freeman, Rosamund Pike
Ender's Game (Took them long enough)
70 years after a horrific alien war, an unusually gifted child is sent to an advanced military school in space to prepare for a future invasion.
Harrison Ford, Abigail Breslin, Ben Kingsley, Asa Butterfield
Mr. Peabody & Sherman
A young boy and his dog, who happens to have a genius-level IQ, spring into action when their time-travel machine is stolen and moments in history begin to be changed.
Ariel Winter, Ellie Kemper, Ty Burrell, Stephen Tobolowsky
Thor: The Dark World
Thor battles an ancient race of Dark Elves led by the vengeful Malekith who threatens to plunge the universe back into darkness after the events of The Avengers.
Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman, Tom Hiddleston, Kat Dennings
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The continuing adventures of Katniss Everdeen, which take place in a futuristic dystopian world, as she prepares for the Quarter Quell.
Jennifer Lawrence, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Josh Hutcherson
A mountain climber and a young girl named Anna journeys through snowy peaks and dangerous cliffs to find the legendary Snow Queen and end the perpetual winter prophecy that has fallen over their kingdom.
Kristen Bell, Idina Menzel
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
After successfully crossing over (and under) the Misty Mountains, Thorin and Company must seek aid from a powerful stranger before taking on the dangers of Mirkwood Forest--without their Wizard. If they reach the human settlement of Lake-town it will be time for the hobbit Bilbo Baggins to fulfill his contract with the dwarves. The party must complete the journey to Lonely Mountain and burglar Baggins must seek out the Secret Door that will give them access to the hoard of the dragon Smaug. And, where has Gandalf got off to? And what is his secret business to the south?
Benedict Cumberbatch, Hugo Weaving, Martin Freeman, Luke Evans
Saving Mr. Banks
A behind-the-scenes look at how the popular Disney film "Mary Poppins" came to be.
John Lee Hancock
Tom Hanks, Colin Farrell, Emma Thompson, Paul Giamatti
Four best friends in their late-60's decide to escape retirement and throw a Las Vegas bachelor party for the only one of them who has remained single. Jon Turteltaub
Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Mary Steenburgen
Jack Ryan, as a young covert CIA analyst, uncovers a Russian plot to crash the U.S. economy with a terrorist attack.
Keira Knightley, Chris Pine, Kevin Costner, Kenneth Branagh