Green Lantern, Jonah Hex, Others to Fight it Out in 2010

Holy mackeral. If you love comic books, and you love comic book movies, you’re gonna be loving the heck out of 2010. Not only is Marvel Studios releasing “Iron Man 2” and “Thor” in the same year, but Warner Bros. has just announced that 2010 will also see the release of the long in gestation “Green Lantern” movie (December 17th, 2010), as well as “Jonah Hex” (August 6, 2010) with Josh Brolin. Plus, that other green guy, “Green Hornet”, will also be hitting theaters in 2010. But wait, there’s more!

Besides those five movies, IGN (via) has 2010 also seeing the release of Louis Letterrier’s remake of “Clash of the Titans”, which has been scheduled for March 2010. Plus, remember that Christopher Nolan guy? Well he’s got a new movie called “Inception” that’s also planned for a July 16, 2010 release. And there’s also Zack Snyder’s “Sucker Punch” (described as “Alice in Wonderland with machine guns”) which is headed to theaters October 8, 2010, a year earlier than the 2011 date Snyder had initially mentioned.

What does this all mean to you, the moviegoer? Well if you love genre movies, you’re gonna be eating pie and asking for more come 2010. And if “Green Lantern”, “Thor”, and “Iron Man 2” do well, we’ll be seeing even more big-budget comic book movies in the future. Okay, what I meant was, if “Thor” and “Green Lantern” does as well as “Iron Man 2”, which is pretty much the only lock for 2010 box office gold at this point.

Here’s the breakdown of the films listed for 2010 (dates subject to change, as they invariably always do):

“Clash of the Titans” remake – March 26, 2010
“Green Hornet” – Summer 2010
“Iron Man 2” – April 30, 2010
“Thor” – July 16, 2010
“Inception” – July 16, 2010
“Jonah Hex” – August 6, 2010
“Sucker Punch” – October 8, 2010
“Green Lantern” – December 17th, 2010

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