This summer brings with it Thor, The Green Lantern, Captain America, and X-Men. These four releases are sure to do well at the box office, if for no other reason than their past comic book success and the recent rise in this genre’s popularity. It is no doubt that these premiers will bring wild costumes, long ticket lines, and interesting reviews.
Release Date: May 6, 2011
The Mighty Thor is cast down to Earth from Asgard as a punishment for his arrogance. Thor learns true kindness and strength from humankind on Earth and faces one of his greatest villains. Starring Chris Hemsworth as Thor, Natalie Portman as Jane Foster, and directed by Kenneth Branagh.
X-Men: First Class
Release Date: June 3, 2011
The prequel to the popular series of comic books and films, takes place in 1963 before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr became Professor X and Magneto and before they were archenemies. Starring James McAvoy, Jennifer Lawrence and Rose Byrne, and directed by Matthew Vaughn.
Release Date: June 17, 2011
The much anticipated film starring Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, tells the story of a man who receives a ring that gives him special powers, and with this power he must protect the universe.
Captain America: The First Avenger
Release Date: July 22, 2011
One of the best rivalries of all time played by Chris Evans as Captain America and Hugo Weaving as the Red Skull is finally ready for it’s premier this July, after much anticipation. Military reject, Steve Rogers, becomes America’s hero after volunteering for a top secret research project.