A sneak peek at 2010’s movies
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In 2010, Hollywood films will go down the rabbit hole with a Mad Hatter, ascend to the magical realm of Mount Olympus where mighty Zeus still rules, and revisit Sherwood Forest where, this time, a former ‘Gladiator’ is the one notching the arrows. Fans of the fantastic will be able to pick their pack when it comes to werewolves, suit up with a familiar Marvel superhero or watch Angelina Jolie reload in another spy vs. spy adventure.
It’s also a big year for sword-fighting with ‘Percy Jackson & the Olympians’ in February, ‘Clash of the Titans,’ starring ‘Avatar’s’ Sam Worthington, on March 26, and ‘Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time,’ starring Jake Gyllenhaal and based on the video game, on May 28. Will one of those magic movies become the box-office heir to ‘Harry Potter’? That $5.3-billion franchise is back a week before Thanksgiving with ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part I.’ Other returning franchises include ‘Iron Man 2' (in May, with Mickey Rourke as the villain) and ‘Toy Story 3' (in June, with Michael Keaton added as boy-toy Ken), ‘The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’ (June) and ‘Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader’ (December). Here is a peek at some of the year’s highlights.
-- Geoff Boucher