2012 shall go on record as the Year of the Geek. Consider the following: a third instalment in Christopher Nolan’s acclaimed Batman franchise. A Spiderman reboot. A live-action Pixar rendering of Edgar Rice Burrough’s Princess of Mars, titled John Carter. But for the mega-geek, nothing will match the religious ecstasy of Marvel’s Avengers, perhaps the most anticipated film of all time, assuming you have your mom on speed dial. By RICHARD POPLAK.