Empire magazine has always been one of the leading names in media regarding what’s up and coming in cinemas and what fans can expect. Based in Britain and known for making essays for some of the most prominent films of the time, they have established their name as one of cinema’s most trusted names when it comes to telling the world what to expect in their favorite up and coming blockbuster. Some of their most famous works have included Raging Bull, Silence of the Lambs and The Harry Potter series. As for this year however, it seems that Empire Magazine has more to throw at us. What with the sudden appearance of new blockbusters for 2013, is it really all that surprising?
First off, we have The Lone Ranger, based on the old classic radio series of the same name. Scheduled for release on the 3rd of July, the film will boast a considerable cast with Armie Hammer as John Reid or the Lone Ranger and Johnny Depp, the man who made Pirates of the Caribbean famous as Captain Jack Sparrow, will play as the ever iconic Tonto, the Lone Ranger’s reliable sidekick. Other actors and actresses in on the action will include Helena Bonham Carter (a woman Johnny Depp has worked with on numerous occasions) who will play as Red Harrington. The film has also received some criticism on the idea of Johnny Depp playing as a Native American but it’s been confirmed that they are getting advisers on the topic in order for the film to be more accurate.
Finally we have Desolation of Smaug, the second installment of the planned The Hobbit film trilogy. Composed of An Unexpected Journey (which we all probably saw in late 2012) and followed by Desolation of Smaug (which is scheduled for release this December) and, finally, There and Back Again which we’ll catch sight of at the end of 2014. Anyway, the trailer for Desolation of Smaug has only recently hit theaters and it is already raking in even more fans as we speak. Three of the characters slated to appear in the film, Thranduil (played by Lee Pace), Legolas (played by Orlando Bloom) and Tauriel (played by Evangeline Lilly) have even graced the cover of the magazine in all their elven splendor.