Official Movie Guide:Summer of 2008

Official Guide to the Summer of 2008

As of this moment, this upcoming summer (kicking off on May 2nd with Iron Man) looks quite promising. There aren’t as many sequels as 2007, which is good (and also bad), but there are quite a few movies that look absolutely incredible – The Dark Knight, Indiana Jones 4, and Wall-E, to name a few. To kick off the new year and start some early buzz for the summer, we’re publishing the Official Guide to the Summer of 2008 – in trailers. Below you will find a chronological listing of the best upcoming summer of 2008 movies and links to their respective trailers. It’s a list you need to check out and save for reference when we start nearing the end of April, to help you decide what to see this summer.

The following list is organized in chronological order. There are a couple of movies that don’t have trailers yet, but once they do we will add them to the summer line-up. We hope you enjoy! Click each logo below to watch the trailer.

Iron Man
May 2nd
Iron Man
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Jon Favreau (Elf, Zathura)
Actors: Robert Downey Jr., Terrence Howard, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jeff Bridges

Speed Racer
May 9th
Speed Racer
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Larry & Andy Wachowski (The Matrix Trilogy)
Actors: Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman, Susan Sarandon, Matthew Fox

 

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian
May 16th
Prince Caspian
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Andrew Adamson (Shrek, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Actors: Georgie Henley, William Moseley, Anna Popplewell, Ben Barnes, Warwick Davis

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
May 22nd
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
(Trailer not available yet)
Director: Steven Spielberg (Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan, Munich)
Actors: Harrison Ford, Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, Karen Allen, Ray Winstone, Jim Broadbent

 

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
May 30th
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Nicholas Stoller
Actors: Jason Segel, Kristen Bell, Mila Kunis, Bill Hader

Sex and the City: The Movie
May 30th
The Movie
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Michael Patrick King
Actors: Sarah Jessica Parker, Kim Cattrall, Kristin Davis, Cynthia Nixon, Jennifer Hudson

 

Kung Fu Panda
June 6th
Kung Fu Panda
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Mark Osborne & John Stevenson
Actors: Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu, Ian McShane

You Don’t Mess with the Zohan
June 6th
You Don't Mess with the Zohan
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Dennis Dugan (Saving Silverman, The Benchwarmers, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry)
Actors: Adam Sandler, Rob Schneider, Alex Luria, Emmanuelle Chriqui

 

The Happening
June 13th
The Happening
(Trailer not available yet)
Director: M. Night Shyamalan (The Sixth Sense, Signs, The Village)
Actors: Mark Wahlberg, Zooey Deschanel, John Leguizamo, Spencer Breslin

The Incredible Hulk
June 13th
The Incredible Hulk
(Trailer not available yet)
Director: Louis Leterrier (The Transporter, Unleashed)
Actors: Edward Norton, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, William Hurt, Tim Blake Nelson

 

Get Smart
June 20th
Get Smart
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Peter Segal (Naked Gun 33 1/3, Anger Management, 50 First Dates)
Actors: Steve Carell, Anne Hathaway, Dwayne Johnson, Terence Stamp, Alan Arkin

Wanted
June 27th
Wanted
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Timur Bekmambetov (Night Watch, Day Watch)
Actors: James McAvoy, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Common

 

Wall-E
June 27th
Wall-E
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Andrew Stanton (A Bug’s Life, Finding Nemo)
Actors: Fred Willard, Jeff Garlin, Ben Burtt

Hancock
July 2nd
Hancock
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Peter Berg (The Rundown, Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom)
Actors: Will Smith, Charlize Theron, Jason Bateman

 

Hellboy II: The Golden Army
July 11th
The Golden Army
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Guillermo del Toro (Blade II, Hellboy, Pan’s Labyrinth)
Actors: Ron Perlman, Selma Blair, Doug Jones, Luke Goss, Thomas Kretschmann

The Dark Knight
July 18th
The Dark Knight
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: Christopher Nolan (Memento, Batman Begins, The Prestige)
Actors: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal

 

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
August 1st
Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
(Trailer not available yet)
Director: Rob Cohen (Fast and the Furious, xXx, Stealth)
Actors: Brendan Fraser, Maria Bello, Jet Li, Michelle Yeoh, Luke Ford

Pineapple Express
August 8th
Pineapple Express
(Click the image to watch the trailer)
Director: David Gordon Green (George Washington, All the Real Girls, Snow Angels)
Actors: Seth Rogen, James Franco, Amber Heard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Given how much of a letdown Spider-Man 3 was last year, everyone has now become very weary about big summer films. Although I can’t say for absolute certain that any of these are going to be incredible, my feeling is that most of them could be pretty good. I will not deny that at this moment as I sit here writing this, I’m very excited for all of the movies this summer. It looks like it could be one of the best summers in years. There are some that could truly be awesome, especially based on the trailers. We hope you enjoy this guide as much as we’re excited to bring it to all of you.

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