The buzz surrounding comic book superhero movies has never been greater as the summer of 2011 approaches. With four comic book movies releasing this summer and a large slate of other potential blockbusters, this slow year may explode with huge hits in the coming months.
To get you true fans pumped for another summer at the movies, we’ve put together a trailer mashup showcasing the best of what’s to come.
There are a few potential duds on the schedule this summer, but there are even more tentpoles from major studios; our mashup includes four superhero films and seven sequels. The major studio battle for summer supremacy seems to be between Paramount (Thor, Captain America) and Warner Bros. (Green Lantern, Harry Potter).
Hopefully this trailer gets you in the mood for this summer’s exciting round-up of movies that kicks off at the tail-end of April. Traditionally, the summer movie schedule doesn’t start until the first week of May, but we let Fast Five slide in, even though it hits theaters in the last days of April – it just has summer blockbuster written all over it.
Check out the 2011 summer movie mashup below. SIDE NOTE: This trailer should be played loud.
Below is a list of the movies shown in the trailer. The good news is that there appears to be at least one movie worth seeing every weekend this summer.
- Fast Five - April 29, 2011
- Thor - May 6, 2011
- Priest - May 13, 2011
- The Tree of Life - May 18, 2011
- Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides - May 20, 2011
- The Hangover 2 - May 26, 2011
- Kung Fu Panda 2 - May 26, 2011
- X-Men: First Class - June 3, 2011
- Super 8 - June 10, 2011
- Green Lantern - June 17, 2011
- Cars 2 - June 24, 2011
- Transformers: Dark of the Moon - July 1, 2011
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 – July 15, 2011
- Captain America - July 22, 2011
- Cowboys and Aliens - July 29, 2011
- Conan - August 19, 2011
You may remember last year’s Ultimate Summer Movie Trailer, but we’ve been up to quite a lot on the mashup/supercut front since then. The surprise hit Toy Story 3: Inception trailer has given the Screen Rant YouTube account its first multi-million-views video and more recently a compilation of Natalie Portman shedding tears on screen surpassed 250,000 views. As the Screen Rant YouTube account approaches 5 million views, we hope this will be the one that gets us there. Tell everybody you know and share it around the Internet – and thanks for being faithful fans of the site!
It’s an exciting collection of movies, but obviously only a select few will rake in the big bucks. Which do you think will do the best at the box office? Will it be a comic book tentpole or a sequel to an established movie franchise? Share your thoughts on the trailer and the 2011 summer movies in the comments section below.