Comic-Con 2013: The Most Exciting Movies!

Ender's Game
Ender's Game

Every year, Comic-Con boasts an impressive frontier of film properties. On the horizon for San Diego's fest in 2013 are a bunch of adaptations and new titles alike, all getting us excited for the future of American cinema.

One of this year's biggest sells? Ender's Game, a long-awaited film adaptation of a sci-fi classic. Sure, the author of the novel might be a raving bigot, but that doesn't take away from our love for the story or excitement for the film.

Richard Foreman Jr./Summit Entertainment
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
Why We're Excited: After emerging from obscurity to become everyone's favorite celebrity, Jennifer Lawrence will return to her Everdeenian roots and continue the story that got the post-Harry Potter public back to the bookshelves.
Lionsgate
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Why We're Excited: Of all of Marvel's Phase 1 individual hero films, Captain America was perhaps the most celebrated. So we can't really find a reason not to be excited for Winter Soldier.
Marvel Studios
You're Next
You're Next
Why We're Excited: The buzz about You're Next is that it's another dark, intelligent horror genre send-up, in the vein of The Cabin in the Woods, but even more gruesome. Win-win?
Corey Ransberg/Lionsgate
Veronica Mars
Veronica Mars
Why We're Excited: The first in what will prove to be a never ending line of successful Kickstarter campaigns, the long awaited Veronica Mars movie hits Comic-Con this year, spiking our excitement for the return to Neptune.
Splash News
The World's End
The World's End
Why We're Excited: Generally speaking, collaborations between onscreen duo Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and director Edgar Wright have translated to comic majesty: Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, and of course the small screen wonder Spaced.
Focus Features
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones
Why We're Excited: When you get a Game of Thrones villain, a former Mad Men star, and the inscrutable Jonathyn Rhys Meyers all together, you can't help but be excited for the result.
Screen Gems
Escape Plan
Escape Plan
Why We're Excited: Because it's Stallone and Schwarzenegger, and they'll probably smash things.
Alan Markfield/Summit Entertainment
Divergent
Divergent
Why We're Excited: Because Hollywood loves its Young Adult fiction, and with Shailene Woodley starring, Divergent has the promise to be as cripplingly addictive as The Hunger Games.
Jaap Buitendijk/Summit Entertainment
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
Why We're — wait a minute, The Hobbit isn't going to be at Comic-Con! Damnit, wishful thinking...
Warner Bros. Pictures
Staff editor Michael Arbeiter’s natural state of being can best be described as “mild panic attack.” His earliest memories of growing up in Queens, New York, involve nighttime conversations with a voice from his bedroom wall (the jury’s still out on what that was all about) and a love for classic television that spawned from the very first time he was allowed to watch “The Munsters.” Attending college at SUNY Binghamton, a 20-year-old Michael learned two things: that he could center his future on this love for TV and movies, and that dragons never actually existed — he was kind of late in the game on that one.

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