As the last few hours of this glorious, [artist id="2476941"]Adele[/artist]-ified year disappear, MTV News is turning its attention to the next 12 months, which promise to be full of big-time blockbuster films ("Avengers," "The Dark Knight Rises," "The Hunger Games") and even bigger-time celebrity events ([artist id="1236911"]Beyoncé[/artist] and [artist id="1269"]Jay-Z[/artist]'s baby, Britney's betrothal, Robert Pattinson doing something) — oh yeah, and there's also going to be a presidential election and the London Olympics and, potentially, the end of the world as we know it. So, basically, 2012 is totally going to smoke 2011.
But with so much to look forward to, what will be the event of the year? Well, we decided to take to the streets of New York's Times Square, where the big shiny ball will drop at the stroke of midnight, to find out what's topping your New Year's wish list.
"I'm most looking forward to hopefully seeing a Nicki Minaj tour," Adya Goswami said.
Alison Grant added, "My favorite is Lil Wayne, so I hope he puts something out again."
Of course, while we got plenty of folks clamoring for new music, we heard from even more who couldn't wait to check out the year's biggest movies — and from the sound of things, 2012 might very well be the year of the bat. Or the vampire.
"The new Batman movie coming out should be an awesome movie," Nick Stuart said.
Haley Race shared, "I'm really excited for the next 'Twilight' movie. I'm really a big fan. I've read the books like 40 times, each of them!"
And while "The Dark Knight Rises" and "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" seem like sure bets, there are some New Year's wishes that may not come true in 2012. After all, you can't get everything you want.
" 'How to Make it in America': If that show gets put back on the air, that would be great," Steve Borrebach said.
Don't miss MTV's "NYE in NYC 2012," kicking off at 11 p.m. ET/PT (10 Central) tonight, New Year's Eve.