A Summer of celluloid Super Heroics?
I was looking at the calendar the other day and thinking about the various upcoming Summer movies. In particular, I was thinking about the different super hero and comic book based or inspired movies coming out this Summer and realized that we are in for quite the flurrie of films with comic book or super hero themes in them, and it is just going to get crazier the further into Summer we get; for example, in June we have a couple such movies and they are all nicely spaced out which should help them with their box office.
June 13th will see the release of the new Incredible Hulk movie, with Ed Norton and Liv Tyler. Should do well and will not have a lot of competition for a couple of weeks - June 27th to be precise, when the Wanted movie comes out. (that is the comic-based movie featuring Angelina Jolie as well as a lot of tattoos and guns)
July starts to get pretty crazy. It starts on July 4th with the release of the Hancock movie (yay!), then just one week later it is time for the release of HellboyII: The Golden Army. Hellboy might not even take away top spot from Will Smith but it should take a chunk of movie dollars away from him one week after Hancock's opening.
July 18th brings a predictably big week to the Summer box office, with the high publicity release of the new Batman movie, Batman: The Dark Knight. This will take ticket sales away from all those released before it (duh) and will add even more competition to an already crowded summer super hero movie party.
You know, with all of these comic book-related movies coming out - not to mention all of the other big releases in other genres, I am starting to understand why many people are taking advantage of things like movie trailer toolbars for their PC browsers, it would probably save me some time whenever I find myself searching for the trailer to 'fill in the blank', lol!
As well, is it just me, or can you already start to see which films will probably be the darlings of next year's MTV Movie Awards, with films like Iron Man,Batman, Wanted and Hancock all starring actors that go over really well with the fans at these kinds of events.
Looks like it will soon be time to start buying my movie tickets online or find a good book to bring with me for those long Summer movie ticket lines...