Summer packs a punch with these movies

Star Trek Into Darkness

Release Date: May 17

Directed by J.J. Abrams (Super 8, Star Trek)

Starring Chris Pine and Zachary Quinto

– The sequel of Star Trek comes 5 years after Abrams’ first installment. We see the crew of the Enterprise back home, but an attack from within the fleet rattles the crew. Captain Kirk and his crew hunt down whoever is responsible for the attack.


Man of Steel

Release Date: June 14

Directed by Zack Snyder (Watchmen, 300)

Starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams

-Man of Steel tells Superman’s origin story, including how he came to planet Earth. The role of Clark Kent is being helmed by Henry Cavill, whose previous credits include the film Immortals. Amy Adams portrays his longtime love Lois Lane. Clark Kent uses his newly-discovered powers to try to protect Earth from evil forces.


Monsters University

Release Date: June 21

Directed by Dan Scanlon (Cars)

Starring Billy Crystal and John Goodman

-The long-awaited sequel of Monsters, Inc. comes in the form of a prequel, taking us back to Mike and Sully’s college days. Billy Crystal and John Goodman reprise their roles as the voices of Mike and Sully. The film shows how Mike and Sully met, didn’t get along very well, then became the best of friends.


The Wolverine

Release Date: July 26

Directed by James Mangold (Walk the Line, 3:10 to Yuma)

Starring Hugh Jackman

– The Wolverine takes place after the third X-Men installment. We find Wolverine in Japan fighting not only external forces, but internal as well. He is struggling his immortality and questions it.