Transcendence (18th April)
Christopher Nolan's regular cinematographer Wally Pfister makes his directorial debut with this tale of artificial intelligence gone wrong. Johnny Depp stars as a scientist whose consciousness is uploaded into a computer after a terrorist attack – but as he discovers newfound powers, he quickly becomes a threat.
Pfister's rounded up a stellar cast, with Kate Mara, Rebecca Hall, Morgan Freeman and Cillian Murphy in supporting roles – and it's certainly going to look fantastic. Will Pfister outshine Nolan this year? We'll just have to wait and see.
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2nd May)
The first of the rebooted Spider-Man films boasted fantastic chemistry between its leads Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, but the tone hewed a little too close to gritty superhero films like The Dark Knight for comfort. Fortunately, the sequel seems to be harking back to Spidey's more vivid four-colour adventures, with the web-slinger taking on villains Electro, the Rhino and the Green Goblin in a Times Square showdown. While, presumably, juggling his active social life and relationships.
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Godzilla (16th May)
Monsters director Gareth Edwards has past form with giant creatures – now he's got the most iconic one of all to play with. And an appropriately colossal budget. He's spent it wisely, rounding up a cast including Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston to flee from giant radioactive beasties as they demolish major landmarks. Unlike the lamentable 1998 film, this one looks – from the glimpses we've seen – to have nailed the look of Godzilla, so hopes are high.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (23rd May)
Twentieth Century Fox is pouring everything into its latest X-Men adventure, recruiting Bryan Singer, the director of the first film in the series, and cribbing from perhaps the best-loved story in the comic book's history.
The time-hopping plot sees Hugh Jackman's Wolverine travelling to the 1970s in order to avert a mutant apocalypse in the future. Accordingly, the film features almost every actor who's appeared in the series, from the original films to the 1960s-set prequel First Class.
It could be a feast for the senses, or a bloated, overstuffed mess – only time will tell.