Summer Movie Preview: ‘Prometheus,’ ‘The Dark Knight Rises,’ ‘The Avengers,’ and More (PHOTOS)

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.