42. The Wolverine
Director: James Mangold
Stars: Hugh Jackman, Hiroyuki Sanada, Tao Okamoto, Rila Fukushima, Will Yun Lee, Brian Tee, Svetlana Khodchenkova
Release Date: July 26
The less said about 2009's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, the better. OK, let's say one thing: With disposable side heroes (Will.i.am as Wraith—seriously?), dull action, and a muddled script, it's arguably the worst superhero movie of the last decade.
But, hey, comic book fans are suckers for the clawed Logan's ass-kicking ways, so there will always be room for some talented filmmaker to give Hugh Jackman's Wolverine the standalone movie he deserves. Fingers crossed that James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma)—who'll bring Wolverine to Japan for a one-off adventure—is that guy.