This summer is sure to sizzle on the silver screen with an incredible lineup of high-octane films. Let’s be honest, the superhero movies will likely overshadow the competition as far as box-office success, but there are other gems to savor at the theater. Plan your cinematic itineraries now for a stellar summer at the box office. Here are a few worth noting:
The Avengers (May 4)
Marvel heroes unite! Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye team up onscreen with Nick Fury to save Earth from an unexpected enemy.
Moonrise Kingdom (May 25)
Directed by quirky auteur Wes Anderson, this film features an adolescent couple that flees their New England home in the summer of 1965. This incites the town to assemble in an effort to track the runaways down…as a violent storm brews off-shore.
Prometheus (June 8 )
Ridley Scott’s speculated prequel to Alien follows a team of explorers that uncovers mankind’s origins on Earth, propelling them into the shadowy fringes of the universe.
Brave (June 22)
The newest animated film from Disney/Pixar. Impulsive princess and capable archer Merida must undo a beastly curse unleashed on her Scottish kingdom.
The Amazing Spider-Man (July 3)
This reboot of the franchise sets outcast teen Peter Parker/Spider-Man on a quest to uncover his parents’ disappearance, leading him to his father’s former partner and his villainous alter-ego, The Lizard.
The Dark Knight Rises (July 20)
The final film in Christopher Nolan’s trilogy. Batman must stop destructive dynamo Bane to save Gotham City one last time.
ParaNorman (August 17)
From the creators of Coraline, this stop-motion animation film follows a 13-year-old boy who must ward off a small-town zombie attack.