"Extra" has a sneak peek at five of the most anticipated movies of 2012.
The Extra List: Top 5 Movies to Watch for in 2012
'The Avengers' (May 4)
Who: Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Samuel L. Jackson; directed by Joss WhedonWhat: The S.H.I.E.L.D. agency brings together a team of superhumans to help save the Earth from annihilation by extraterrestrial invaders.
'The Dark Knight Rises' (July 20)
Who: Christian Bale, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Michael Caine; directed by Christopher NolanWhat: A new terrorist Bane (Hardy) arrives to Gotham City, pushing it and its police force to their limits, forcing its former hero Batman to resurface after taking the fall for Harvey Dent's crimes.
'Rock of Ages' (June 1)
Who: Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta, Paul Giamatti; directed by Adam ShankmanWhat: Set in 1987 Los Angeles, Drew (Boneta) and Sherrie (Hough) are two young people chasing their dreams in the big city. When they meet, it's love at first sight, though their romance will face a series of challenges, including rock star Stacee Jaxx (Cruise)
'The Hunger Games' (March 23)
Who: Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Elizabeth Banks, Woody Harrelson; directed by Gary RossWhat: Set in a future, the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the 12 districts to fight to the death on live television. Katniss Everdeen (Lawrence) volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.
'Mirror Mirror' (March 16)
Who: Julia Roberts, Lily Collins, Armie Hammer, Nathan Lane; directed by Tarsem SinghWhat: You know the story... An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright.