Summer Movie Preview: The big list of films opening through August
Published: April 25, 2013 12:02PM
Updated: April 26, 2013 03:21PM

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You'll see a lot of familiar faces and hear some familiar names at movie theaters this summer.

There's Tony Stark, Robert Downey Jr.'s industrialist/superhero, in "Iron Man 3." Or another Marvel Comics character, Logan (Hugh Jackman), in "The Wolverine." And DC Comics' biggest star, Superman, flies again in "Man of Steel."

James T. Kirk (Chris Pine) and the crew of the U.S.S. Enterprise are back in "Star Trek Into Darkness."

In "The Lone Ranger," the masked man (Armie Hammer) and Tonto (Johnny Depp) ride into an action-packed adventure.

Vin Diesel and Paul Walker hop into new cars for "Fast & Furious 6."

Younger versions of James P. Sullivan and one-eyed Mike Wazowski go to college in "Monsters University."

The Wolf Pack hit Vegas again in "The Hangover Part III," and amateur superheroes take to the streets in "Kick-Ass 2."

And one of literature's greatest characters, the self-made Jay Gatsby, will be given new life by Leonardo DiCaprio in director Baz Luhrmann's flashy adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic The Great Gatsby.

But the 92 movies in The Tribune's Summer Movie Preview include a few change-ups and surprises along with the tried-and-true.

So get out your calendars and a pencils (because some release dates are likely to change), and start planning a movie-filled summer.

"The Company You Keep"

Also opening:
"The Big Wedding"


"From Up on Poppy Hill"


"Pain & Gain"

May 3
"Iron Man 3"

Also opening:
"Gimme the Loot"

"Hava Nagila"

"To the Wonder"

May 10
"The Great Gatsby"

Also opening:
"Bidder 70"




May 17
"Star Trek Into Darkness"

Also opening:
"In the House"

"The Source Family"

May 24
"The Hangover Part III"

Also opening:
"At Any Price"


"Fast & Furious 6"

May 31
"After Earth"

Also opening:
"Frances Ha"

"Now You See Me"

May --dates to be determined
"The Angels' Share"



"The Reluctant Fundamentalist"


"Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's"

"What Maisie Knew"

June 7
"The Internship"

Also opening:
"Love Is All You Need"

"The Purge"

June 12
"This Is the End"

June 14
"Man of Steel"

Also opening:
"The East"

"Much Ado About Nothing"

"We Steal Secrets: The Story of Wikileaks"

June 21
"World War Z"

Also opening:
"Dirty Wars"

"The Kings of Summer"

"Monsters University"

June 28
"The Heat"

Also opening:
"White House Down"

June - to be determined
"Before Midnight"

"The Bling Ring"

"Shadow Dancer"

"Stories We Tell"

July 3
"The Lone Ranger"

Also opening:
"Despicable Me 2"

July 12
"Pacific Rim"

Also opening:
"Grown Ups 2"

July 19

Also opening:
"The Conjuring"

"Girl Most Likely"

"Red 2"


July 26
"The Wolverine"

July 31
"The Smurfs 2"

July - to be determined
"Crystal Fairy"

"Fill the Void"

"Hannah Arendt"

"Haute Cuisine"

"The Hunt"

"I'm So Excited"

"Stuck in Love"

"Unfinished Song"

"The Way, Way Back"

August 2
"2 Guns"

Also opening:
"300: Rise of an Empire"

August 7
"Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters"

August 9

Also opening:

"We're the Millers"

August 16
"The To Do List"

Also opening:
"Kick-Ass 2"

August 23
"The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones"

Also opening:
"The World's End"

"You're Next"

August 30
"One Direction: This Is Us"

Also opening:

August - to be determined

"Blue Jasmine"

"Fruitvale Station"

"Prince Avalanche"

"The Spectacular Now"

To be determined


"The Iceman"

"In a World..."