While last year was one of the worst on record for summer movies, 2012 is poised to be the biggest—and best—summer at the cinema in years. Kicking off May 4 with the all-star team of Marvel superheroes, The Avengers, this year offers something for everyone. There are other superhero blockbusters like The Dark Knight Rises and The Amazing Spider-Man; Ridley Scott’s return to sci-fi in Prometheus; comedies from Woody Allen (To Rome With Love) and Family Guy creator Seth Macfarlane (Ted), eye-catching indies like Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and Sundance hit Beasts of the Southern Wild, and much more. Here are The Daily Beast’s most anticipated summer movies.
By Marlow Stern