Sequels/prequels, remakes, comic book adaptations — next summer's release schedule looks much the same as it has for several years running. And, oh yeah, did we mention 3-D? From that familiar mix, here are the 20 blockbusters we'll be talking about next summer.
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The Fifth movie in the Fast and Furious series returns Vin Diesel and Paul Walker but adds Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson (sorry, it's ReelzChannel editorial policy to forever insert "The Rock" in between "Dwayne" and "Johnson"). Best we can tell, his most recent contract requires that he star only in movies containing "fast" or Faster in the title.
Vin Diesel, Dwayne Johnson, Paul Walker
With the exception of Toy Story, Pixar doesn't do sequels and Cars seems like an odd choice since it's arguably the weakest of all the Pixar pics. At any rate, director John Lasseter is back, this time with help from Brad Lewis (Ratatouille). Sadly, a voice replacement for Doc Hudson, mayor of Radiator Springs, will be required.
Owen Wilson, Larry the Cable Guy, Tony Shalhoub
Not to sound like a bunch of Grumpy Smurfs, but putting an '80s cartoon about small blue creatures on the big screen seems a big demographic miss. What's next? A Snorks movie? If anyone can help save the movie it's '90s television star Neil Patrick Harris (and also Katy Perry as the voice of Smurfette).
Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria, Katy Perry, Alan Cumming, Sofía Vergara
Which ones are you most excited to see? Which one will be the biggest box office success? Which one is most likely to bomb? Leave a comment below.